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Is it ethical to name or trademark a surgical procedure?
Dermatology Times
Is it ethical to name or trademark a surgical procedure? It all depends on who's doing the marketing, said Dr. Harold Kaplan of Torrance, California, during his presentation, "Is it ethical to name or TM a surgical procedure?" at the recent annual Vegas Cosmetic Surgery meeting. If it's done by a franchise and not an individual doctor or practice, that's where the problems start. "I have no problem with marketing," Kaplan said. "I have trademarked two procedure names myself." In fact, Kaplan made sure everyone in attendance know he owns the trademark for Wonderlift and RevitalEYES.
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Rapid DNA changes that act as molecular sunscreen
Medical News Today
The molecular building blocks that make up DNA absorb ultraviolet light so strongly that sunlight should deactivate them — yet it does not. Now scientists have made detailed observations of a "relaxation response" that protects these molecules, and the genetic information they encode, from UV damage.
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Can acne be improved with Ultherapy?
Dermatology Times
"Can we improve acne with Ultherapy?" It's a question Dr. Michael Gold asked during his presentation, "Micro-focused ultrasound and RF for skin tightening: New clinical concepts," at Vegas Cosmetic Surgery 2014. Ultherapy, he pointed out, is a technique many aesthetic doctors have embraced as part of their nonsurgical treatment offerings because of the nature of results. The bottom line: Ultherapy delivers.
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The role of today's dermatologist
Herald Mail Media
There are framed medical degrees hanging on their walls, but they might be considered magicians. They can take red, raw skin and make it healthy and smooth again. In the same day, patients can have a suspicious mole removed and then have their body wrapped in seaweed while sipping organic tea. Enter the age of the new dermatologist — part healer, part beauty guru.
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Hairless man now hairy, thanks to arthritis drug
HealthDay News via WebMD
A man with a rare condition that left him with no hair on his body, grew a full head of hair after taking an arthritis drug, a new study reveals. The 25-year-old patient also grew eyebrows and eyelashes, along with facial, armpit and other hair after treatment with tofacitinib citrate.
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Plastic surgery: Should dermal fillers be permanent?
The News-Press
One of the biggest developments in the milieu of facial plastic surgery in the last 30 years has been minimally invasive procedures. Although not as familiar to people as Botox, dermal fillers have very wide appeal. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there were almost 1.9 million hyaluronic acid dermal filler procedures performed in the United States in 2013.
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Probiotics hold promise for 4 skin conditions
Live Science
Maintaining a balance between good and bad bacteria in the body has benefits beyond the digestive tract — it also may affect the health and appearance of the skin, researchers have found. Consuming probiotics similar to the trillions of microorganisms that already live in the body, might help to prevent or treat certain skin conditions, some early studies suggest.
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FDA approves new drug for skin infections
Dermatology Times
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Sivextro for the treatment of acute skin infections. Sivextro an intravenous and oral drug that is for adult patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections caused by certain bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus, certain Streptococcus species and Enterococcus faecalis, according to a news release.
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Can vitamin D help acne, eczema?
Pai
It's no secret that vitamin D plays a crucial role in skin health. Low levels affect all skin types and can be particularly detrimental if you suffer from conditions linked to your immune system, like eczema or urticaria. Kelly McCabe, a specialist dietitian and Founder of Eat and Think, shares her wealth of knowledge about vitamin D and its effects on the body.
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Number of men getting Botox is growing
KCTV-TV
Most of the Botox brochures have photos of women on them because they are still by far the biggest audience. But more men are getting it than you might realize. For most men, it's about turning their frown upside down — or at least the deep creases connected to that expression.
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Natural shift as consumers opt for sensitive skin care
CosmeticsDesign.com USA
High interest in ultragentle skin care is consistent with an overall category shift toward more products positioned as appropriate for sensitive skin and the figures appear to back this up. What's more, 71 percent of facial skin care users say they are interested in ultragentle products, according to the GNPD.
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Anonymously upload skin photos for fast dermatologist diagnosis
PSFK
For those who are a little shy about going to a clinic to have that nasty rash checked out, there's an app that they can use to get an informal diagnosis from a real dermatologist. Launched earlier this year, First Derm is an app that allows patients to anonymously upload photos of their skin ailments and then receive a diagnosis within 24 hours.
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Gervaise Gerstner: Alternatives to plastic surgery and more
Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair asked the beauty industry's top cosmetologists some questions about options in lieu of plastic surgery and ways to stay young looking. Here's what plastic surgeon Dr. Gervaise Gerstner said.
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Novel drug-eluting patch halts scar growth and reduces scar tissue
Medical News Today
A new invention by researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore provides a simple, affordable and highly effective way for patients to self-treat keloid scars.

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Smoothened inhibitors provide new options for BCC treatment
Dermatology Times
Since the dawn of smoothened inhibitors, patients with locally advanced and metastatic basal cell carcinoma now have a new and effective treatment alternative beyond the traditional and less optimal treatment approaches, such as surgery and radiotherapy.

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Facial aesthetics market to double by 2020
Professional Beauty Magazine
The global facial aesthetics market is set to double in size by 2020, according to a new report business intelligence company GBI Research. The market was worth $2.5 billion in 2013, and GBI Research predicts it will hit $5.4 billion in 2020, growing at a rate of over 10 percent per year.

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Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. (www.PCIJournal.com) Official Publication of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists. Warfield has more than 33 years' experience, is a leading expert on business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships. She has authored more than 450 articles and 15 books for the consumer, medical and skin care sectors. She is the recipient of the prestigious Crystal Award for Life Achievement by Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa.More

                    



 

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