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Injectable Aline aims to smooth wrinkles
San Francisco Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Innovation took humankind to the moon and also brought algae byproducts from jet fuel manufacturing to facial firming creams. Science brought seaweed extracts, vitamin A and other cosmeceuticals into beauty creams on department store shelves with ingredients that promise to ease lines, tone skin or at least lend a more youthful appearance. Medical discipline and science are at work in a new effort by Dr. Geoffrey Gurtner of Stanford University to bring to market an alternative to the current injectable fillers that use soft collagen or hyaluronic acid, a type of inert sugar, to plump up the creases in our faces. More

DNA-based beauty products: The future of skin care?
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We all know your DNA can help predict many genetic conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis or cancer, but is your DNA related to what kind of skin care products you should use? Dr. Ruthie Harper, a Texas-based dermatologist, claims she has found predispositions to aging present in one's DNA, including aging and health factors impacted by collagen production, sun protection, antioxidant protection, glycation issues and inflammation control. Armed with this information, she then creates skin care products personalized to her patients' unique genetic makeup. More

Product Showcase: Pellevé™ Wrinkle Reduction System
Pellevé is a revolutionary innovation in skin tightening, FDA-cleared to treat facial wrinkles without surgery. Using radiowaves, the Pellevé system heats the deep layers of the skin, causing collagen to contract and tighten. After treatment, the skin begins to produce new collagen, improving skin firmness and resulting in a naturally refreshed appearance.

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Potential new treatment target identified for melanoma skin cancer
University of Western Ontario via Medical Xpress    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
New research from Western University, Canada, has identified a potential new target for the treatment of melanoma, the deadliest of all skin cancers. Researchers discovered a new channel-forming protein called Pannexin (Panx1) that is expressed in normal levels on the surface of healthy skin cells. But they found that in melanoma, Panx1 is overproduced to a pathological level. More

Tanning industry exposed: Evidence demonstrates link between indoor tanning, skin cancer
American Academy of Dermatology via Newswise    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The number of people affected by skin cancer has increased dramatically in the United States. By current estimates, more than 3.5 million skin cancers in more than 2 million people are diagnosed annually. The major risk factor for melanoma is exposure to ultraviolet light, and studies show that exposure to tanning beds increases the risk of melanoma. More

KIT inhibition promising for select few
The Oncology Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Patients who express a KIT genetic abnormality represent a small minority of those with melanoma, but there is a lot of interest in the development of specific inhibitors, said Dr. Richard D. Carvajal at the annual meeting of the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. More

Cosmetic surgery becoming a popular couple activity
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More likely than not, people have very different physical characteristics before and after they say "I do." They have fewer wrinkles, more toned muscles and relatively less body fat prior to marriage. But once the stress of child-raising kicks in, a lot couples just decide to let go of their aesthetic look simply because they don't have time to pamper themselves anymore. This may lead to additional stress and lowering of self-esteem when going out in public and socializing with other people. This may be the reason why married couples who have been together for a number of years already have considered getting plastic surgery — together. More



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How anti-aging cosmetics work
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A team of investigators from University of California, Davis, and Peking University, China, have discovered a mechanism that may explain how alpha hydroxy acids work to enhance skin appearance. An understanding of the underlying process may lead to better cosmetic formulations as well as have medical applications. More

Soaring ointment prices are a dermatologic mystery
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They are the staples of most dermatology practices: generic creams and ointments that treat everything from skin rashes to athlete's foot to scabies. Many doctors prescribe the drugs without a second thought. But increasingly, some dermatologists say, patients are complaining about a recent, mysterious and rapid rise in price. More

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Hair loss drug may cause severe depression
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Men who take finasteride (Propecia), a drug commonly used for male pattern hair loss, may be at increased risk of depressive symptoms and suicidal thoughts, according to a new study from George Washington University. More

Skin cancer patients should be screened before receiving vemurafenib
Medical News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
According to a study conducted by Cancer Research U.K., different genetic mutations powering skin cancer may have an impact on how patients respond to the drug vemurafenib, meaning that individuals suffering from melanoma skin cancer should be screened prior to treatment. More

Women and aging: What are we so afraid of?
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Have you ever lied about your age? Have you turned 29 years old multiple times? Women in the U.S. notoriously are afraid of getting older. There are countless anti-aging products in stores promising greater elasticity, fewer wrinkles and overall younger looking skin. Cosmetic surgery and Botox are big business. Women are willing to go to great lengths and spend exorbitant amounts of money trying to appear as though they aren't getting older. Why is aging such a big deal? More

 Continuing Education

FREE COA-Approved Webinar

Update on Acne

Presented by James Fulton, M.D., Ph.D.

About the webinar:
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 skincare 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.

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The NCEA Commission on Accreditation has approved these webinars. For more information on the Commission on Accreditation go to NCEA Certified website.

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Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. ( Official Publication of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists. Warfield has over 31 years experience, is a leading expert on business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships. She has authored over 400 articles and 15 books for the consumer, medical and skin care sectors. More



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