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May 6, 2011
Evidence-based medicine must reign in dermatology
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In 1980, a letter to the editor of Archives of Dermatology described the apparent effectiveness of dapsone in two cases of disseminated granuloma annulare. Since that time, a few similar cases have been reported, each referring back to the original report. There has never been a controlled trial using this potentially toxic agent in this condition. Nobody has really described a feasible mechanism by which dapsone might work in granuloma annulare. Yet in a 2009 eMedicine entry for this disease, dapsone is still listed, although not necessarily recommended, as an alternative therapy for this disorder. More

Canfield Reinvents the Dermatoscope

The revolutionary new DermScope™ from
Canfield Imaging Systems is the world’s first intelligent dermatoscope. Combined with an iPhone® 4, the DermScope provides highly magnified viewing with standard or cross-polarized lighting. Quickly captures, tags and stores images of suspicious lesions for a more efficient and effective exam.

Botox fastest growing cosmetic treatment in US
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The latest survey from ASAPS, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, has shown the phenomenal growth of non-surgical treatments and Botox in particular in the U.S. There are now nearly six times as many non-surgical treatments carried out each year compared to cosmetic surgery procedures. More

Women take a shine to tanning despite risks
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Despite warnings about melanoma risk, young women and teens still prefer to tan, a new survey says. Among almost 4,000 girls ages 14 to 22, the vast majority (81 percent) said they sunbathe outdoors either frequently or occasionally, according to the survey by the American Academy of Dermatology. More

Triggers & treatment of atopic dermatitus
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COA#PCIA0809 Exp. 8/1/2012
This educational activity has been approved for 1.0 CEs.
After reading this article and taking this test, the skin care professional will be able to:
1. Describe the treatment modalities used to treat atopic dermatitis.
2. Outline and understand the triggers that can exacerbate the disease.
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Pouty mouths? FDA experts back Restylane for plumper lips
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An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration has voted to recommend the injectable filler Restylane for use as a lip enhancer. But future FDA approval may not make a difference in how the dermal filler is used in clinical practice, doctors say. The FDA still has to make a final decision on using the injectable gel to augment lips, but the agency usually follows advisory panel recommendations. More

Iron those wrinkles away & The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Rajesh M., a marketing manager based in Mumbai, constantly got into arguments with his colleagues and juniors because they found him too critical. Then one day, he was told by a friendly colleague that it was his frown which made him look "angry" all the time. "I had these three deep frown lines in between my eyebrows," explains the 35-year-old, "which looked like I was always frowning." His colleagues felt he was always disapproving of something being discussed, which led to negative vibes in the team. More

Emerging botulinum toxins enter the cosmetic market
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For the most part, it is the dose and dilution of a given botulinum toxin that differentiates it from others, according to an expert who spoke at MauiDerm 2011 in February. Ever since Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA, Allergan) hit the market, it has gained enormous popularity in both the cosmetic and medical fields, and many other pharmaceutical and aesthetic companies have tried to produce additional botulinum toxins. Though Botox and Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA, Medicis) remain the most popular, others are surfacing. More

Indiana man receives nation's third full face transplant
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After a freak accident left his face horribly disfigured back in 2001, Mitch Hunter is now able to smile again. Hunter, a 30-year-old man from Indiana had a full face transplant at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, only the third such operation done in the U.S. More

Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. ( Official Publication of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists. Warfield has over 30 years experience, is a leading expert on business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships. She has authored over 400 articles and 15 books for the consumer, medical and skin care sectors. More


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