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Plastic surgeons vote themselves and derms as top injectors
Plastic Surgery Practice
Growing numbers of individuals from nurses and aestheticians to all types of physicians are trying to get in on the injectable game, but plastic surgeons consider themselves and dermatologists to be the most skilled of all the injectors out there, according to a new study in the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
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FDA warns that tattoo inks can cause infections
Sci-Tech Today
Thinking about getting inked? Check the bottle first. The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo kits that not all tattoo ink is safe.
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Popular dermatology textbook is converted to an app
Lookingbill and Marks' Principles of Dermatology is a textbook by Elsevier that is considered a great resource for introductory material in the field of dermatology. The text covers a full range of skin diseases and can be a great resource to quickly reference. The textbook has now been converted to an app format by Usatine Media for portable use.
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Optical probe could reduce unnecessary biopsies
Dermatology Today
Researchers have developed a spectroscopic device that combines three ways of using light to measure the properties of skin tissue and potentially detect skin cancer. The research team from University of Texas at Austin has begun testing the three-in-one probe in pilot clinical trials. Lead researcher Dr. James Tunnell, an associate professor in the biomedical engineering department, and his colleagues combined three spectroscopic techniques — Raman, diffuse reflectance and laser-induced fluorescence — into one probe, which they say provides a more complete picture of a skin lesion.
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Most cosmetic procedures based on stem cells bogus?
HealthDay News via WebMD
Could stem cell injections help rejuvenate your face or body? Probably not, plastic surgery experts say, but ads for these types of bogus procedures abound on the Internet. The experts say consumers need to be wary of advertisements promoting the benefits of "minimally invasive, stem cell-based rejuvenation procedures." Claims for stem cell procedures for face-lifts, breast augmentation and vaginal rejuvenation are not only unsubstantiated, but also risky, said Dr. Michael Longaker of Stanford University Medical Center.
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Hot stuff
Plastic Surgery Practice
In honor of hair loss awareness month, August's Hot Stuff highlights four tools that are helping physicians better address hair loss among the 80 million people in the United States with hereditary thinning or baldness.
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Greater restrictions on midlevel provider procedures needed
In an effort to offset a shortage of primary care physicians, midlevel practitioners have seen a wider scope of practice; however, because these providers do not always have the formal training necessary to perform certain procedures, more restrictions are needed to address safety issues, according to researchers.
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Evaluating which lasers are the best fit for your practice
Dermatology Times
Part one of our series on starting a laser practice went into the business nuts and bolts of launching a laser business — the how and why. Once dermatologists have determined there is a need for laser services at their practices and why, they'll have to decide which lasers to purchase or lease. That, too, requires homework. Without it, you might be stuck trying to resell boxes that lose value as soon as they're delivered to your office, experts say.
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Doctors compete for business via online bids for surgery
The Washington Post
Francisco Velazco couldn't wait any longer. For several years, the 35-year-old Seattle handyman had searched for an orthopedic surgeon who would reconstruct the torn ligament in his knee for a price he could afford. Out of work because of the pain and unable to scrape together $15,000 — the cheapest option he could find in Seattle — Velazco turned to an unconventional and controversial option: an online medical auction site called Medibid, which largely operates outside the confines of traditional health insurance.
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Peel away the years for younger-looking skin
If you're looking for clear, smooth, glowing skin but don't want to do anything that involves needles and scalpels, your dermatologist may have a solution. You can get a professional exfoliating peel. From fine lines to coarse wrinkles, dark patches, acne and redness, whatever your skin care concern, there is an exfoliating peel formulated to meet your specific skin care needs.
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Study: Get clearer skin by reducing stress
Headlines & Global News
Ever wondered why you frequently end up getting a pimple right before an important event or occasion? It may be because of the stress you undergo. Previous studies have found a strong link between stress and inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis and rosacea.

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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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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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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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