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May. 11, 2012
Lack of regulation raises medical spa safety issues
The Tennessean    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When Daphne Carroll suffered permanent injuries from a botched cosmetic laser procedure, she tried to file a complaint with state regulatory boards but had nowhere to go. The Tennessee Department of Health, which has purview over doctors, sent her to the state Board of Cosmetology, which referred her back to Health. She learned that Tennessee allows medical spas to operate with less accountability than doctors' offices. More

Doctors urged to tell young patients about skin cancer danger
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Fair-skinned children, teens and young adults should learn about ways to reduce their risk of skin cancer from their primary care doctors, a government-appointed panel of experts recommends. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said that research shows such counseling from doctors can increase the use of sun-protective behaviors, such as using sunscreen and avoiding tanning beds, among those ages 10 to 24. More

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Survey shows nearly half don't know how to spot skin cancer signs
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A new survey from the American Academy of Dermatology finds that only about half of U.S. adults, 53 percent, know how to look for skin cancer signs. The survey also showed that 74 percent of people didn't know that skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and 30 percent were unaware or weren't sure about how easy it is to treat skin cancer if it's found early. More

Photoacoustic devices help clinicians determine which lesions to biopsy
Dermatology Times via ModernMedicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Newly available photoacoustic devices can help dermatologists identify which pigmented lesions to biopsy, according to Dr. Darrell S. Rigel. Such devices aid the trained specialist in the assessment of such lesions, however, should not be a substitute for the professional. More

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Newer injectables, energies prove to suit darker skin types
Dermatology Times via ModernMedicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Just as they do in lighter-skinned patients, new injectable and energy-based aesthetic treatments work synergistically for patients of color, according to Dr. Hema Sundaram. In particular, combining newer neuromodulators and fillers with the latest radiofrequency and ultrasound-based treatments can provide results that are greater than the sum of their individual parts, Sundaram, a Washington dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon in private practice, says. More

Versatile immune cells play dual roles in human skin
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A new study helps to resolve an ongoing controversy about whether Langerhans cells in human skin function to suppress the immune response and promote tolerance to normal human skin and its "friendly" microbial flora or mobilize a lethal attack against harmful foreign invaders. More



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Paraben-free cosmetic formulations gaining popularity    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
New alternative preservation systems for cosmetic products are gaining popularity. In its new Technical Insights report, Organic Monitor finds the move to new alternative preservative systems is driven by high consumer demand for natural and organic cosmetics as well as the growing trend of formulators avoiding parabens. More

New way to treat scars, stretch marks, aging skin
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In the war against aging, there is a new weapon. It's called Medical Needling and it is gaining steam and getting a lot of attention for what it can do for skin. Medical Needling, also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy or Micro-Needling, is used to treat everything from thin, aging skin to acne scarring and stretch marks. More

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Science finds the most beautiful face
The New Zealand Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Forget beauty and eyes and beholders, just for a second. Let's hold a competition to see who has the best face of all. That's what a Britain TV channel, ITV, and pharmacy chain, Superdrug, have just done. In what was essentially a giant ad campaign for the latter, a televised contest has been held to find "Britain's most naturally beautiful face." The key word being "natural" — no make up, Botox or plastic surgery allowed. More

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Stanford dermatologist using telemedicine to reach underserved populations in California
Scope via Standford Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Physicians in rural areas in California are in short supply, and some fear the scarcity could grow more severe. But telemedicine might prove beneficial in these parts: Research has shown increased use could help reduce health disparities between rural and non-rural areas. Dr. David J. Wong, a Stanford dermatologist and cofounder and CEO of Direct Dermatology, stands among healthcare providers working to increase the reach of telemedicine. More

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