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Looking to get inked? You'll definitely want to check out the Food and Drug Administration's updated tattoo consumer recommendations before going under the needle.
The FDA recently released new information about the potential risks of getting tattooed—pegged to 363 incident reports recorded between 2004 and 2016. The reports include mentions of scarring, allergy-related rashes, and — perhaps most concerning — moldy or contaminated tattoo ink. So if you're not careful about where you go, you might end up with an artist who uses nonsterile equipment or ink that has bacteria or mold in it. (But don't freak out just yet!)
Emerging therapies to treat atopic dermatitis are showing impressive efficacy and good tolerability, according to Dr. Lyn Guenther, who spoke at the April 2017 meeting in Toronto of Dermatology Update.
Guenther, professor of dermatology at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada, and president of Guenther Research Inc., states that when it comes to advances in medications, AD can be described as the poor cousin to psoriasis.
It's normal to lose about 50–100 hairs a day, but if you're experiencing more than that or noticing patches of thinning hair or baldness, it may be the beginning stages of hair loss. Although hereditary hair loss is the most common type — 80 million men and women in the United States have it — another type of hair loss, alopecia areata is on the rise.
"Although light sources have been used to treat acne, many are used with concomitant medication usage or with exogenous agents placed initially on the skin to effect or enhance therapeutic outcome," says Dr. Jerome Garden, a professor of clinical dermatology and biomedical engineering at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Garden notes that some light sources used to treat acne may be associated with pain and are limited to use in lighter skin types, as higher skin types too readily absorb the light energy, resulting in possible hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation.
Offering free sunscreen to people at public events might not be enough to motivate them to properly protect themselves from harmful rays, a recent experiment suggests.
Researchers set up complimentary sunscreen dispensers at 10 information booths at the Minnesota State Fair, which typically draws more than 1.7 million attendees each August.
About 17,000 people used the free sunscreen. The researchers observed 2,187 sunscreen users and found just 33 percent of them applied it to all sun-exposed areas of their skin. "Unfortunately, for many people, sun protection is not a priority," said senior study author Dr. Ingrid Polcari of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Sidney Brown was working as a mail handler for the post office when cancer entered his life.
The Blue Island, Illinois, resident was frequenting his doctor over heart concerns and high blood pressure when he mentioned a mole on his nose had gone from flat to raised, from present without being bothersome to irritating and itchy.
Brown, an African-American father of two, recalls not thinking much about the growth on his face — he thought the dark spot had something to do with his oily skin.
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A study1 recently published in the British Journal of Dermatology shows that both oral supplementation with a lycopene-rich tomato nutrient complex (TNC) and lutein may protect skin against UVA/B and UVA1 radiation at a molecular level.
The placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized crossover-design study funded by Lycored, maker of the TNC complex, and conducted at the Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine aimed to assess the ability of the two carotenoid antioxidants to decrease the expression of several UVA1- and UVA/B-inducible genes known to participate in the progression of skin damage.
Navigating the confusing world of skin care ingredients can lead us deep into the depths of Google trying to figure out what works, what doesn't, and why high school chemistry didn't prepare us for any this. One thing we do remember from lab experiments, though? Acids. When used in skin care, these are the exfoliating ingredients that make skin fresh and glowy, and can treat and even prevent acne, wrinkles, and spots.
New York Post
When it comes to anti-aging, dermatologists agree that sunscreen is the most important thing you can put on your body.
But with so many new formulations out there promising not just to block the sun's rays — but pollution, wrinkles and the light emitted from your many tech devices — which one do you choose?
Well-known to dermatologists, rosacea is a common inflammatory skin disorder that presents as facial redness, dilated blood vessels, and sometimes pimples. The condition becomes more noticeable when a patient blushes or in those who become flushed easily. Redness appears most often on the nose and cheeks, but it may spread to the forehead and chin. The ears, chest, and back may be affected as well.
There is no cure for rosacea, but treatments can minimize flare-ups. Medications reduce inflammation and control bumps, lesions, swelling, and redness. Lasers, dermabrasion, electrocautery, peels, and light therapy remove excess skin and may improve contours of the nose.
U.S. News & World Report
People dye their hair to achieve all sorts of effects, from pastel purple streaks to buttery blonde strands to gray-concealing brunette tones to raven-sheen Goth. But there's one look nobody wants — the scalp-reddening, eye-swelling and face-blistering effect of a hair-dye reaction. If you're among the 5 percent of people allergic to hair dye, here's what you need to know.
Two types of nonmelamona skin cancer are increasing, according to researchers at Mayo Clinic. Diagnoses of squamous cell carcinoma increased 263 percent, and basal cell carcinomas increased by 145 percent between 2000 and 2010.
Women, aged 30 to 49, experienced the greatest increase in basal cell carcinoma diagnoses, while women, aged 40 to 59 and 70 to 79, experienced the greatest increase in squamous cell carcinomas.
Men experienced a slight decline in squamous cell carcinomas, but men over the age of 29 showed increases in basal cell carcinomas.
Researchers blame tanning for part of the increase, noting that damage to the skin is cumulative.
Whether it's for license renewal or NCEA Certified credential recertification, career development, or to increase job opportunities, the need for continuing education is a very real demand of every skin care professional. But while the benefits of continuing education are obvious, the cost is high: travel expenses; time away from home; and scheduling conflicts with work. SDSS now provides affordable, quality continuing education courses at your convenience, presented by experts in a variety of subject areas!
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San Diego — May 23 and June 20
For more information, contact Trainer Melanie M. Trehan at 619-838-5353
Torrance — May 24 and June 28
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Woodland Hills — June 3
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Denver/Bloomfield — May 26 and June 23
For more information contact Trainer Tina Silver at 303-808-4428.
Boca Raton — June 7
For more information contact AW Advanced Skincare Training at 954-973-5799.
NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK/CONNECTICUT
Ridgewood, N.J. — May 22 and June 19
For more information contact Trainer Susanne S. Warfield at 201-670-4100.
Turnersville, N.J. — June 25
For more information contact Trainer Madaline Barris at 856-952-4626.
Charlotte/Salisbury/Raleigh — June 25
For more information contact Trainer Gayle M. Praechtl at 704-433-3545.
East Texas/Macungie — May 21 and June 18
For more information contact Trainer Irene Koufalis at 610-390-9773.
Arecibo — June 19
For more information contact Trainer Karolinska Vega at 787-880-0173.
Dallas/Ft. Worth —
May 1, May 22, June 5 and June 19
For more information contact Trainer Kathy Terry at 940-631-4218.
For more information contact Trainer Abigail Zsenai at 802-280-5892.
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