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Aug. 30, 2013

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1st genetic study of stretch marks
Medical News Today
23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, has conducted the first genetic study of striae distensae. Researchers at the company identified four genetic markers significantly associated with the development of stretch marks that inform why some individuals are more susceptible to the skin condition.
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Online dermatology education effective among students
HealthDay News via Medical Xpress
An online dermatology curriculum significantly improves dermatology knowledge among medical students taking an introductory dermatology clerkship, according to research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
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Positive SLNB in thin melanomas predicted disease progression
A positive sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with thin melanomas predicted distant metastasis, disease progression and death, according to recent study results.
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Using oral ketoconazole in dermatology: Where are we now?
Dermatologists have been aware of the risks posed by the full approved dosage of ketoconazole for decades and are likewise aware of less toxic options for managing dermatophyte and Candida infections of the skin and nails. Ketoconazole has, however, one exceedingly valuable property: It is exceptionally lipophilic.
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FDA OKs topical gel to take red out of rosacea
MedPage Today
The FDA has approved the alpha-2 adrenergic agonist brimonidine (Mirvaso) to treat facial redness in adult rosacea patients, the drug's manufacturer announced. The new indication makes Mirvaso 0.33 percent topical gel the first topical treatment specifically indicated for the persistent facial erythema of rosacea, according to a statement from Galderma.
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Social media fuels rise in plastic surgery
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — three words that mean millions of dollars for plastic surgeons. It's becoming a lucrative by-product of social media. Marilyn Monroe famously said, "Imperfection is beauty." But to many, her beauty is perfection — and people want it.
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Interview: 'Human Sigma' and the aesthetic practice
Modern Aesthetics
Modern Aesthetics presents Dr. Edwin Williams in an interview as he discusses how "Human Sigma" has influenced his practice and improved practice efficiency.
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Beyond 'before and after': The subtle scoop on cosmetic surgery
A study published in the August issue of JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery recently garnered headlines like "How much younger does plastic surgery make you look? 3 years," by CNBC and "Cosmetic surgery subtracts years, doesn't add beauty," by Fox News. The study's author, Dr. Joshua Zimm, a facial, plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital, explained that many people were spinning his study's results into something they are not.
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Oral sunscreens not as effective as traditional lotions, creams
Medical News
While it might be nice to pop a pill to protect your skin from the sun, a Loyola University Health System dermatologist warns that oral sunscreens are not as effective as traditional lotions and creams. "Oral sunscreens can be beneficial when they are used as an extra protective measure against damaging UV rays, but they should not be used in place of topical sunscreens," said Dr. Rebecca Tung, director of Division of Dermatology.
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Botox helps in treating Bell's palsy, other facial nerve problems
Science World Report
Botox has revolutionized the world of cosmetics by offering an easy and instant fix for aging. A new finding states that Botox has lot more to offer than just removing wrinkles. The new study reveals that the drug can be used to effectively treat the after effects of Bell's palsy as well as other serious nerve problems.
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Potential therapeutic target suggested by finding that immune system, skin microbiome 'complement' 1 another
Medical News Today
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrate for the first time that the immune system influences the skin microbiome. A new study found that the skin microbiome — a collection of microorganisms inhabiting the human body — is governed, at least in part, by an ancient branch of the immune system called complement. In turn, it appears microbes on the skin tweak the complement system, as well as immune surveillance of the skin.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Like face-lifts, facials to turn back the clock (The New York Times)
The role of stem cells in skin maintenance (Medical News Today)
Life after lasers: Real patients describe recovery, results (Allure)
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Most considerable cosmetic surgery for eyes (Hive Health Media)

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5 ways to manage your time more effectively
By Karen Childress
We've all heard — and probably tried — the many time management tips that have been around for years. These all make sense and can save a few minutes here and there. No doubt, those minutes add up. But if you're busy to the point that you routinely wish for 30-hour days, then you need ways to save more than minutes. Here are five ideas that may sound concurrently radical and old-fashioned, but if you're serious about taking control of your time, give them some serious consideration.
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Women rush to banish their 'Madonna Mitts': Rise in anti-aging procedures on hands
Daily Mail
Forget muffin tops and crows feet, women now are seeking cosmetic surgery to banish signs of aging on their hands. Cosmetic surgery clinics have reported an 18 percent increase in inquiries over the past month of people having anti-aging procedures on their hands.
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Is this the end for the Botox bandwagon?
Daily Mail
Whenever she felt low, Carly Rands regularly relied on a secret little pick-me-up to make her feel better. Carly's fix was far from being anything illicit. It was Botox.

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Should men get plastic surgery?
Men's Journal
Americans spent more than $11 billion on cosmetic surgery procedures in 2012, but a new study might be enough raise even the most Botoxed of brows.

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Age may be a factor in melanoma treatment quality
People over age 70 diagnosed with melanoma may wait longer to have the malignant spot removed and receive less comprehensive care and monitoring than younger patients, a French study suggests.

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Well crafted and planned special events and educational forums can drive new patients, help retain current patients and promote referrals. These kinds of events take the mystery out of your services, and provide a friendly and welcoming “low risk” opportunity for potential patients to learn about you. This presentation will cover the seven keys to planning and promoting a successful event to build your esthetic practice.

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