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Researchers ID genetic alterations, shedding light on hereditary melanoma
Dermatology Times
Identifications of mutations, such as those that lie in the telomerase reverse transcriptase promoter area, are shedding light on hereditary melanoma, according to the Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Center and Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
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Optimizing the use of hyaluronidase to manage filler complications
Cosmetic Surgery Times
The volume of hyaluronidase should be administered according to whether a monophasic or polyphasic hyaluronic acid was injected into a patient, according to a plastic surgeon in private practice in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. This also underscores the need for all injection specialists to have an intimate and meticulous knowledge of each filler product.
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Baldness cured with bone marrow disease drug in alopecia areata patients
Medical News Today
Alopecia areata causes hair loss for more than 6.5 million people in the U.S. Now, researchers have discovered that a drug already approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treatment of a rare bone marrow disease — ruxolitinib — could restore hair growth in these patients.
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This video shows you how badly the sun damages your skin
Cancer experts and dermatologists have told us many times that too much unprotected exposure to the sun and its ultraviolet rays will damage our skin and put us at a greater risk for developing skin cancer. Even normal, daily exposure to the sun on our faces harms our skin and ages us prematurely. And a new video may prove just that.
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Novel retinol formulation may minimize irritation typically associated with topical retinoids
A novel irritation-control retinol formulation was shown to minimize the irritation typically experienced with the use of topical tretinoin and free retinol, according to study results presented at the American Academy of Dermatology Summer Meeting.
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Skin care taken to the extreme
Would you poke your skin with pins if it meant you'd look years younger? Most of us want to look our best, but some are taking it to an extreme. Cheri Kovacsev's face is dripping with blood, and she wouldn't have it any other way. "I'm hoping to achieve smaller pores, [and] the fine lines around my lips to improve over this process," she said. The treatment is called rejuvapen micro-needling and costs about $350.
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Researchers identify proteins critical to wound healing
Medical News Today
Mice missing two important proteins of the vascular system develop normally and appear healthy in adulthood, as long as they don't become injured. If they do, their wounds don't heal properly, a new study shows.
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5 reasons you still have acne
The Huffington Post
Half of all women will suffer from acne at some point in their post-teen years, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Acne is most often triggered by hormonal fluctuations during puberty as well as during pregnancy, perimenopause, menopause and even when you change birth control methods.
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How to calculate your ideal patient load
By Brooke Andrus
As a rehab therapy provider, the strength of your clinic's revenue stream depends mainly on the number of patients you see each day — and the dollar amount you receive for each one of those visits. Naturally, if you want to increase your clinic's revenue, you mostly likely will need to increase the volume of patients you treat. But how do you figure out how many patients you should be seeing each day — in other words, your ideal patient load? When you break it all down, it's actually pretty simple to come up with a ballpark patient-volume target.
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Eat to undo sun damage: 6 exotic superfoods
With aquamarine beaches, lush tropical forests and the best coffee in the world, South America is a popular destination for sun-seeking travelers. And yet one look at the locals, and you'll see glowing skin in spite of decades spent drenched in UV rays. That's because regional foods with rejuvenating nutrients are eaten whole daily without processing, says Fernando Aciar, co-owner of New York City's feelfood café, where he brings the healing Latin American superfoods of his childhood to the frenzied masses in Manhattan.
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Botox may have cancer fighting role
Researchers slowed the growth of stomach tumors by using botulinum toxin to block nerve signals to the cancer stem cells.

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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.

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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.

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 Continuing Education
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Cosmetic Chemistry for the Skin Care Specialist

Presented by Ivana Velkovic, Ph.D.

About the webinar:
The ever-evolving aesthetics industry is consistently being introduced to new and exciting ideas for treating the skin. With all that is available, it can often be difficult to determine which products will be effective. Developing a basic understanding of cosmetic chemistry is an excellent way to ensure that formulations are stable, utilize appropriate percentages of active ingredients and penetrate properly into the skin. 1.0 CE through March 8, 2017.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
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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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