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New technique measures wrinkle reduction
Cosmetic Surgery Times
Current approaches for measuring wrinkle reduction tend to rely on static photographs and subjective visual assessment. However, a three-dimensional imaging technique has the capability of measuring whether and how much cosmetic interventions, such neurotoxin injections, fillers and face-lifts, work, according to a new study.
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Study: Viagra unlikely to cause skin cancer
The Huffington Post
In 2014, a study suggested the use of Viagra may be associated with an increased risk of developing melanoma — one of the most dangerous forms of skin cancer — and sounded alarm bells for users of the drug.
But fortunately for takers of the popular cure for erectile dysfunction, a new study found that the drug may indeed cause side effects, but skin cancer isn't one of them.
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For vitiligo patient, arthritis drug restores skin color
A medication for treating rheumatoid arthritis has restored skin color in a patient suffering from vitiligo, according to dermatologists at Yale School of Medicine. The disfiguring condition is best known as the disease that plagued late pop star Michael Jackson.
Got acne? Lay off the B12
Jewish Business News
Does acne occasionally make your life miserable? Were you once a pimply teenager, but still as an adult have unpleasant reminders with an unwelcome attack?
According to the University of California in Los Angeles, it's time to avoid vitamin B12, which some of their researchers have identified as the possible culprit.
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Many psoriasis patients have undiagnosed arthritis
Up to 15 percent of people with psoriasis have undiagnosed arthritis that's related to the chronic itchy skin condition, according to a new review.
"The important takeaway point for a lay audience would be that further education is needed for patients with psoriasis about the potential that they may develop psoriatic arthritis," said Dr. Abby Van Voorhees, director of the Psoriasis and Phototherapy Treatment Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Dracula Therapy to overtake Botox in India
The Times of India
Have you heard of applying your own blood to your face? If no, then be ready for the latest innovative beauty treatment offered by your cosmetic surgeon. A new, alternative therapy to Botox is doing rounds in western countries. Cosmetic surgeons across the world call it as "Dracula Therapy." A completely nonsurgical, age-defying treatment promises younger looking skin using facial injections formulated from your own blood.
Dermatologist tutorial helps minimize acne Rx side effects
HealthDay News via Doctors Lounge
For Korean patients with acne, fixed-dose combination adapalene 0.1 percent and benzoyl peroxide 2.5 percent gel (A-BPO) is more efficacious than benzoyl peroxide, with similar skin irritation levels that can be improved with dermatologists' tutorials for A-BPO application, according to a study published online June 20 in the Journal of Dermatology.
Olay asks: What is an ageless woman?
Olay's breakthrough study, Multi-Decade and Ethnicity, reveals biological commonalities among a subset of women who look exceptionally younger than their age. The study was led by Alexa Kimball, M.D., professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital and other leading scientific and analytical research partners in fields, including systems biology, skin biology, 3-D imaging and hormone mapping.
A family found to have self-healing skin cancer offers hope for better treatments
Journal of Investigative Dermatology via Medical Xpress
Members of a Tunisian family with tumors on their hands, feet and eyes, may provide helpful information for the treatment of squamous cell carcinoma, a common skin cancer. The family was brought to the attention of Bruno Reversade and his team at the A*STAR Institute of Medical Biology, who specialize in identifying the causal genes in human familial disorders.
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