Physicists find clues to the origin and evolution of wrinkles
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As a sign of aging or in a suit, wrinkles are almost never welcome, but two papers in the current issue of Physical Review Letters offer some perspective on what determines their size and shape in soft materials. More
Let the light shine on! Entering the light therapy market
Society of Dermatology 8th Annual Meeting
Presented by Kate Riley
These COA Approved Webinars have been made possible by an Unrestricted Education Grant from Universal Companies, Inc.
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This presentation will provide an introduction into phototherapy for the skin care specialist who is not presently offering this procedure. We will discuss the underlying theory of light-based therapy; the differences in how light is generated and the benefits and limitations of each type of modality. 1.0 CE.
At the conclusion of this presentation the skincare specialist will be able to:
1) Summarize basic phototherapy theory.
2) Discuss the differences in light-based modalities.
3) Compare Laser, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), and Light Emitting Diodes (LED).
4) Evaluate if phototherapy can work in their practice.
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.
'Vampire facelift' fights wrinkles 'True Blood' style
AOL Health Share
In the "Twilight" of your youth, you might look to a new trend in cosmetic surgery dubbed the "vampire facelift" that involves getting an injection of your own blood. The procedure isn't actually a facelift and doesn't involve plastic surgery. It's another kind of cosmetic filler but instead of getting a shot of chemicals, patients are injected with a mixture of their blood, called Selphyl. A blend of a person's platelets with a protein produced during bleeding called fibrin, Selphyl causes wrinkles to plump up and become less visible. Not surprisingly, buzz about the procedure is swirling since the "Twilight" saga movies and "True Blood" television series have made all things vampire feverishly popular. More
Cosmetic 'cowboys' face wave of lawsuits
The Guardian Share
Lawyers who usually act for victims of NHS blunders say increasing numbers of people are seeking to take legal action over "cowboy" cosmetic treatment. The rise comes amid renewed demands for laws to protect clients and control the quality of care in the booming trade in non-surgical beauty and anti-aging treatments offered at high street clinics and by some dentists. "I have seen a significant rise in complaints about botched injections of fillers and Botox," said Edwina Rawson, a clinical negligence lawyer at Field Fisher Waterhouse who specialises in cosmetic treatment cases. More
Botox-frozen faces restored by pummeling massage
Fox News Share
Devotees of Botox and other forms of cosmetic surgery are turning to so-called power massages to bring their frozen faces back to life, according to reports. Muscles paralyzed by Botox injections are repeatedly pummeled by hand to make up for the exercise they lack and to restore blood circulation. Some treatments involve massaging the cheeks from the inside of the client's mouth."The skin becomes dull and waxy looking with Botox," said Nichola Joss, a beauty therapist who charges more than $305 for a 90-minute facial, including the power massage. "The skin needs to be fed, and the massage gets blood flow back and skin tone and color is improved." More
Birthmarks in newborns can signal later problems
Modern Medicine Share
Vascular birthmarks are very common in newborns, and some varieties affect up to 50% of babies. The challenge for dermatologists can be the early diagnosis and the ability to distinguish the subtle differences between a banal birthmark and one that calls for quick action. More
How to avoid sunburn boosters
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Before you hit the beach this weekend, a warning for sun lovers: Everyday products and foods may be increasing your sensitivity to the sun's damaging rays. CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton explained some people are more sensitive to the sun's rays than other people. She said subtle symptoms will appear if you could be more sensitive to the sun than other people. More
SculptraAesthetic - 2 years of improvement without surgery
American Health & Beauty Share
Facial fillers have grown increasingly popular over the last few years as patients look for an inexpensive solution to their wrinkles and volume loss that don't involve surgery or much downtime. One of the drawbacks of these procedures, however, is the temporary nature of fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane. Thankfully, a solution was found in SculptraAesthetic, an injectable that can last as long as two years. More