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FDA: Stop using unapproved dermal filler
Dermatology Times
Doctors and other healthcare providers should stop subcutaneous injection use of Expression by Enhancement Medical LLC, the Food and Drug Administration announced. It is not approved as a dermal filler. Expression, consisting of hyaluronic acid that is packaged in a syringe, is approved as an intranasal splint to minimize bleeding and swelling and to prevent the adhesions in the septum and nasal cavity, a press release stated. This is considered a Class I device, and used this way, it presents low risk to patients, the FDA said.
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FDA clears path for Botox imitators
Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society
A new guidance document released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to help some biopharmaceutical manufacturers smooth the wrinkles out of the drug development process for products containing botulinum toxin, better known by many as Botox.
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How antibiotic acne treatments can impact your health
Daily Makeover
As anyone who has ever struggled with it will know, suffering from acne can become much more than just a "skin issue." Not only does it have the potential to be embarrassing and detrimental to one's self-esteem, but in the case of cystic acne, it can also be really, really painful. Bearing that in mind, it’s no wonder that some acne sufferers will do whatever it takes to keep their blemishes under control, including subject their bodies to rounds of anti-acne medications, like Accutane, even with its dozens of potentially harmful side effects. Another option for treatment is the use of antibiotics.
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Study identifies genetic variants associated with severe skin reactions to commonly used antiepileptic drug
Medical News Today
Researchers have identified genetic variants that are associated with severe adverse skin reactions to the antiepileptic drug phenytoin, according to a study in the Aug. 6 issue of JAMA. Phenytoin is a widely prescribed antiepileptic drug and remains the most frequently used first-line antiepileptic drug in hospitalized patients. Although effective for treating neurological diseases, phenytoin can cause cutaneous adverse reactions ranging from mild to severe.
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Surgeon general's new call to action turns up the heat on skin cancer
Plastic Surgery Practice
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Surgeon General and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued a national call to action on skin cancer prevention. It comes on the heels of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's final order calling for stricter regulations of indoor tanning devices and a strong recommendation against the use of tanning beds by minors under the age of 18.
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What does 'anti-glycation' mean?
Skin Inc.
Lately, there has been a lot of buzz about glycation and anti-glycation products and how they impact the skin. Having a working knowledge about glycation will shed some light on the subject; however, it begins with proper diagnosis, understanding the root cause and knowing which treatments and ingredients to turn to. The most common include acne, eczema, hyperpigmentation, psoriasis, rosacea and skin cancer.
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PicoSure cleared by FDA to treat acne scars
The PicoSure picosecond laser from Cynosure has received FDA clearance for the treatment of acne scars. In clinical studies, 77 percent of patients achieved greater than 50 percent improvement as graded by the physician. In addition, PicoSure received a 97 percent physician satisfaction rate at the one-month follow up appointment and increased to 100 percent at the three-month follow up.
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Pain, itching could signal presence of skin cancer
Dermatology Times
Results of a new study suggest pain and itching can be an indication of skin cancer. The study was led by Dr. Gil Yosipovitch, chairman of the department of dermatology at the Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia. The research team examined the correlation between pain and itch and histologic features of skin cancers in patients diagnosed with a variety of cutaneous neoplasms, including basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas and melanomas.
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Cosmetic doctors: A captive audience?
Plastic Surgery Practice
Physicians are part of a select group of professional service businesses that the rules of the Internal Revenue Service do not seem to favor. However, the rules of the IRS do favor the insurance industry.
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Inside New York's dangerous cosmetic surgery loophole
A loophole in New York State law lets any doctor perform cosmetic procedures, even without an anesthesiologist or any nursing help. Women in the U.S. had more than 9 million cosmetic procedures in the 2012, and increasingly these procedures are being performed in office-based surgical suites.
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House passes legislation to streamline sunscreen approvals
Dermatology Times
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would streamline the approval process for over-the-counter sunscreen products.

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Beyond fat reduction: RF therapy for nonsurgical skin tightening
Modern Aesthetics
Fundamentally, aesthetic physicians can look to two device types for skin tightening offerings: radiofrequency and ultrasound. Because of its versatility and efficacy, RF technology holds many indications, including its most common: nonablative tissue tightening.

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Saving face: New weapons in the wrinkle wars
Face-lift? So last century. These days, women, and a surprising number of men, are seeking ways to turn back the clock without going under the knife. Last year, Americans over 55 opted for 3.4 million minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, according to a report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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 Continuing Education
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Patient Selection and Optimization of Outcomes of Cosmetic Procedures

Presented by Loretta Ciraldo, MD, FAAD

About the webinar:
This presentation will give the medically-based skin care specialist in-depth insights into patient selection, optimization of outcomes and possible risks in a number of cosmetic procedures offered in the cosmetic dermatology office. Focus will be on injectable fillers, lasers, peels and prescription formulations with rejuvenation potential. 1.0 CE through March 8, 2017.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
1) Explain the types and patient results of injectable fillers.
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Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. ( 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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