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Sunburn detection, repair mechanism identified
HealthDay News via Doctors Lounge    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sunburned skin is detected through release of damaged RNA, which stimulates an inflammatory response from the surrounding cells, according to research published online July 8 in Nature Medicine. Doctors and colleagues from the University of California, San Diego, treated skin cells with acute ultraviolet B radiation to investigate how skin detects damaging levels of ultraviolet radiation that trigger the inflammatory response. More

Clinical trials may overestimate benefits of psoriasis drugs
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Absolute differences in response rates for treatments of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis as commonly used in everyday clinical practice "are small and may not be clinically significant," Dr. Joy Wan said at the annual meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology. More

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Topical vitamin D analogues partnered with corticosteroid for psoriasis enhances efficacy
Dermatology Times via ModernMedicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Use of combination therapy as a means to improve efficacy and minimize toxicity is a well-accepted principle in medicine. As it applies to the management of psoriasis, the results of multiple studies support the value of combination topical therapy with a vitamin D analogue and corticosteroid, said two speakers at the 2012 Winter Clinical Dermatology Conference. More

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Dermocosmetics in acne management
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Leading Indian dermatologists discussed the role of dermocosmetics in modern acne treatment at symposia organized by INVIDA. Dr Giuseppe Micali, head of department of dermatology, University of Catania, Italy, said, "New generation of cosmetic products, have effects on the skin and are commonly defined as cosmeceuticals. Pharmacological treatment for acne remain the main approach, but the use of cosmetics may contribute to clinical improvement." More

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Scientists discover possible treatment to reduce scarring
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Scientists at New York University have discovered a possible treatment aimed at diminishing the overall size of a scar and improve the quality of skin within the scar. More

Beauty experts provide warnings, tips on permanent makeup eyebrows procedures
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It's an all-too common mistake and growing trend. Women seeking a popular procedure for a more beautiful appearance are winding up with a long-term headache instead. Don't gamble on getting eyebrow tattoos from a poorly skilled permanent makeup technician who lays clients flat for the procedure. A pair of experienced beauty experts claim it is a blueprint for cosmetic disaster. More

Gender-tailored approach best when using fillers, toxins in male patients
Cosmetic Surgery Times via ModernMedicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Market data show that men are a fast-growing segment of the cosmetic surgery population and they have a particular interest in procedures with minimal to no downtime, such as dermal fillers and botulinum toxin injections. Surgeons who hope to grow their practices by capitalizing on the market trends, however, need to understand that achieving success among male cosmetic surgery patients will require adopting gender-specific approaches to counseling, treatment and follow-up. More



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Cosmetic ingredients should only be reviewed if science backs up safety concerns
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It is now more important than ever that specific ingredients are only put up for official review if there are solid scientific concerns about their safety, says an industry trade association. More

Dermatologists say Botox patient profile varies    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Drs. Seth Kates and A. David Simkin, dermatologists in Massachusetts, say they are beginning to see a much more diverse group of patients seeking cosmetic treatments. "Both of our offices have seen an influx of previously nontraditional Botox cosmetic patients," Kates says. "For instance, I've been noticing a much higher percentage of males — including younger men — in my office asking about Botox." Simkin says he expects to see those numbers grow even more in coming years. The trend seen by Kates and Simkin appears to be mirrored nationwide. More

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Injectable filler technology inspires new Redermic
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Skin care company La Roche-Posay has developed the new Redermic [C], an anti-wrinkle firming moisturizer that was inspired by the growing popularity of injectable filler technology. When treating skin-aging concerns, dermatologists implement a variety of procedures, treatments and ingredients. Influenced by minimally invasive hyaluronic acid filler injectables, La Roche-Posay incorporates fragmented hyaluronic acid. More

5 fresh ways to socialize your emails
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If you take a look at today's most successful email marketing programs, you'll notice something they all have in common: the ability to motivate customers to promote brands through social networks. Done well, this strategy is about much more than just including a social sharing icon within an email. More

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Pipeline of injectable fat treatments set to deliver paradigm shift
Dermatology Times via ModernMedicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The product development pipeline will deliver game-changing injectable fat treatments in the very near future, according to one dermatologist. "When we look at the next five years in the injectable arena, perhaps there will be some novel twists on toxins and fillers. But what will be a paradigm shift is the ability to legitimately reduce fat with injections," says Dr. Adam M. Rotunda, who has a Mohs Micrographic Surgery practice in Newport Beach, Calif., and is assistant clinical professor of dermatology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. More

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 Survey Results

Employment Contract Survey Results
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In the July 6 issue of the Warfield Weekly Update, we asked, "Do you have an employment contract with your physician employer?"

Here's how our readers responded:

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