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Jul. 5, 2013


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Branding tips for building your dermatology or cosmetic surgery practice
Dermatology Times
With medspas and new dermatology and cosmetic surgery practices popping up all over the place, standing out in the crowd can prove difficult. Building a brand is essential to maintaining patients and drawing in news ones, according to presenters during a recent practice management session at the 2013 Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology meeting.
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Merz gets FDA approval for dermatology product
The Business Journal
Merz North America has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market a stronger version of its dermatology medication Naftin. High Point-based Merz said the FDA gave it the go ahead for a gel-based 2 percent formulation of Naftin as a treatment of "interdigital-type tinea pedis," which is a chronic fungal infection that occurs most often between the toes.
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VCS2013: Advancing the art, business of aesthetics
Dermatology Times
Leaders in aesthetic medicine gathered recently in Las Vegas to share their pearls of wisdom on cosmetic treatments and best business practices to meet the changing needs of a dynamic patient market. Get the details of the valuable insight they exchanged.
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Nearly half a million dollars given to physicians working to cure psoriatic diseases
National Psoriasis Foundation via The Medical News
Twelve residents and medical students each received a one-year, $40,000 National Psoriasis Foundation fellowship to study psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The National Psoriasis Foundation Amgen Medical Dermatology Fellowships aim to increase the number of scientists studying and treating psoriatic diseases by encouraging promising doctors to dedicate their careers to psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis as physician researchers.
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Updates in laser therapy
Dermatology Times
Several experts shared their techniques for working with lasers to treat photoaging, wrinkles, laser dermabrasion and other therapeutic approaches during the 2013 Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology meeting in Las Vegas. Dr. David J. Goldberg, director of the Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey, offered results of an interesting split-face comparison between fractional Er:YAG and fractional CO2 lasers.
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Study: Omalizumab significantly improves itch in patients with severe form of chronic skin disease
Medical News Today
Novartis has announced late-breaking results showing omalizumab met all primary and secondary endpoints of a pivotal Phase III safety registration study in chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU)1, a chronic and debilitating form of hives with limited approved treatment options2-4.
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Waging war on skin cancer
Indianapolis Business Journal via South Bend Tribune
In a nondescript manufacturing plant on Indianapolis' east side, workers are producing one of the most unique weapons in the war on skin cancer. The company is best known for its Rit line of dyes that brighten and whiten fabric and for its lines of laundry detergents, including Fab and Ajax. But it is one of its newest products, SunGuard, that is gaining attention this time of year.
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New, emerging fillers hint at innovations in treating volume loss
Dermatology Times
As more filler products come on the market, it's important to look at the science to distinguish them, according to Dr. Hema Sundaram, who spoke at the recent Vegas Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology meeting in Las Vegas. Science is driving the development of these products, she says, and this offers physicians new ways to combine fillers for optimal treatment.
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Doctors finding new ways to battle melanoma
The City Wire
Doctors in Arkansas are utilizing new ways to battle the ever-rising threat of melanoma, a severe form of skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, a study released in 2012 indicates that melanoma among people age 18 to 29 nationally has risen by 800 percent in the past 40 years among young women and 400 percent among young men.
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Melanoma may return years later in some
HealthDay News via WebMD
New research shows that melanoma can recur decades after initial treatment in roughly 9 percent of patients. The findings show that people who have had melanoma require lifelong follow-up, the study authors said. The recurrence rates were nearly 7 percent after 15 years and 11 percent after 25 years, according to the study in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
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9 top cosmetic treatments for aging skin
U.S. News & World Report
No one likes looking older, which is why we spend billions of dollars every year on over-the-counter products, prescription creams and fillers — and most drastically — cosmetic surgery. Do any of these actually work to reduce the signs of aging? In many cases, yes — at least temporarily. But given the noninconsiderable costs and the risks, it's important to be smart in your choices.
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4 tips for using Google AdWords to promote your practice, brand
Dermatology Times
Nearly everyone uses the Internet, and it's a wealth of untapped potential patients for your practice. But online ads are worthless if you're marketing to the wrong audience. Google AdWords are an easy, successful way to market you practice or brand online by targeting niche audiences, says Timour Haider, managing director for Aesthetic Brand Marketing Inc.
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Diet, hyposensitization therapy improved symptoms for women with nickel contact dermatitis
Healio
Women with nickel contact dermatitis were able to maintain clinical improvement through a restrictive diet followed by hyposensitization therapy or continuation of the diet, according to recent research.

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FDA gives go ahead on new skin pigmentation treatment
CosmeticsDesign.com USA
The FDA has given U.S.-based Solta Medical the go ahead on its newest technology — a skin resurfacing laser that treats pigmented lesions and acne scars to expand onto the European market.

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New melanoma test sniffs out skin cancer based on odor alone
Gizmodo
We've known for a while that certain illnesses can have a very, er, special smell for the olfactory-inclined, but even us humans — with the help of smell-sensitive technology — could soon be diagnosing diseases with nothing but our nose.

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Patients and consumers are asking for plant-based preparations and effective, natural alternatives to conventional drug therapy for common skin conditions. Effective botanical treatments do exist – and may be incorporated into your practice to meet patient demand and complement dermatologic treatments. Get the facts, and take your practice to the next level of health and wellness. 1.0 CE.

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