Variety of dermal filler options helps meet specific skincare needs
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine Share
With a variety of dermal fillers now available to dermatologists, it may be difficult to choose the right one. When a patient comes in, it is best to discuss what changes he or she is trying to achieve, says Ruth Tedaldi, M.D., who practices in Wellesley, Mass. Patients' concerns vary. For example, some patients don't mind fine lines, while others are bothered by areas of depression, concavities and convexities that cause a more undulated appearance. Some patients are simply concerned about superficial sun damage. "It is helpful to look with the patient in the mirror and ask, 'What is it that bothers you?'" Dr. Tedaldi says. "It is important to make sure your aesthetic sense is synergistic and compatible with the patient's." More
Update on Acne
Society of Dermatology 8th Annual Meeting
Presented by James Fulton MD, Ph.D.
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Acne remains a teenager’s worse four-letter word. This presentation will debunk the acne myths and establish that acne is genetic. Initial treatment is topical and consists of benzoyl peroxide cleansers, alpha hydroxyl toners and vitamin A conditioning lotions. Boosters may include acne surgery, chemical peels, oral antibiotics or isotretinoin. New therapies such as LED lights and Fraxel® lasers will also be discussed. 1.0 CE.
At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
1) Understand the pathogenesis of acne.
2) Apply treatment decisions based on the grade of acne.
3) Employ boosters as needed to continue the patient's progress.
4) Recognize appropriate light and laser therapies.
1. Complete the webinar and record the COA# given during the presentation. (Section B).
2. Complete the CE Registration Form (Section A).
3. Complete the Course Evaluation (Section C).
4. Mail the completed CE Registration Form with your paid receipt to:
SDSS CE Program, 484 Spring Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450-4624.
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The Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists (SDSS), 8th Annual Meeting that was held March 8-11, 2010 in Miami Beach, FL, provides this Continuing Education (CE) activity. The NCEA Commission on Accreditation (COA) approved this webinar for 1.0 CE through March 8th, 2013. For more information on the COA, please click here.
New tax on indoor tanning goes into effect
CBS News Share
An estimated 30 million Americans use tanning beds each year - 2.3 million are teenagers. It costs about $17 a visit. The 10 percent tax will raise that price by $1.70. It is unclear whether that will be enough to discourage indoor tanners. What is clear, new research finds indoor tanning before the age of 35 increases the risk of melanoma by 75 percent. Why? Tanning booths emit both UVB and UVA rays. UVB causes the burn, the UVA the tan. Booths like this emit mostly UVA, but the rays can be 12 times stronger than the sun. More
Cosmetic surgery in China increases as icon of beauty evolves
Miami Herald Share
Young adults in cosmopolitan cities such as Shanghai have grown up surrounded by images of beautiful women with Western features. Rail passengers are surrounded by posters of wide-eyed supermodels, and larger-than-life billboards for the Zara and H&M clothing stores line the streets of Shanghai's upscale Pudong district. In the Shanghai shop that sells Barbie dolls, workers acknowledge that Caucasian Barbies sell well, but dolls with Asian features "just sit on the shelves." It's no wonder, then, that by the time women in China reach their 20s, many are seriously considering cosmetic surgery, and the explosion of wealth in China has put it within reach of many of them. More
UVA radiation damages DNA in human melanocyte skin cells, causing mutations that can lead to melanoma
Medical News Today Share
A new study by researchers at NYU School of Medicine found that UVA radiation damages the DNA in human melanocyte cells, causing mutations that can lead to melanoma. Melanocytes, which contain a substance called melanin that darkens the skin to protect it from the ultraviolet rays of the sun, are more vulnerable to UVA radiation than normal skin cells because they are unable to repair themselves as efficiently. More
New hyaluronic acid fillers boost cosmetic treatment options
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine Share
New fillers, including even more hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, as well as new toxins are expected to enter the U.S. market within the next year, according to William Philip Werschler, M.D., F.A.A.D., assistant professor of clinical medicine and dermatology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle. More
The use of botox increased by 25% last year in Spain
Barcelona Reporter Share
Spain is the fifth country in the world as the number of procedures and aesthetic treatments, and the first in Europe. 90 percent of botox treatments performed in the last year were for women, most (70 percent) between 35 and 65. More