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Skin care products raising red flags
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Red flags have been raised about popular products found in our homes. Cosmetics and skin care products we've used for decades may be dangerous. Dr. Philip Landrigan of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine said, "It's very good that Johnson & Johnson is taking these toxic chemicals out of their products, but why were those chemicals in there in the first place?" More

Bacterial cause found for skin condition rosacea
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Scientists are closer to establishing a definitive bacterial cause for the skin condition rosacea. This will allow more targeted, effective treatments to be developed for sufferers, according to a review published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. A new review carried out by the National University of Ireland concludes that rosacea may be triggered by bacteria that live within tiny mites that reside in the skin. More

Dermatologists give green light to new sunscreen labeling rules USA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Chicago dermatologists have commended the final regulations on sunscreen labeling put in place by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, saying they will better inform and protect consumers. 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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Cosmetic industry changing lifestyle
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The cosmetic industry is taking over the lifestyle market. Every now and then, cosmetic surgeons will come up with the latest technologies to add value to our lifestyle. The flare for the hydra facial is on the top of the list. Debuting in the U.S. in 2005, the hydra facial gained popularity across the globe. More

New hair loss cure closer to market
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A remedy for male pattern baldness soon could be available. After analyzing the scalps of balding men, University of Pennsylvania researchers found that level of an enzyme, Prostaglandin D2, was three times higher in balding areas compared to areas with hair. More

Does chocolate really cause acne?
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Though it may be your taste buds' best friend, chocolate is your skin's worst enemy, or so one decades-old tale claims. But is there any evidence behind chocolate's supposed pimple-producing powers? More

Lasers: The 'hot' new anti-aging technique
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When 35-year-old Francesca Zielinski stepped out of her dermatologist's office after her first Erbium laser treatment, her face felt "really hot — like a bad sunburn." And even though the entire healing process took seven days, she can't wait to do it all over again. Erbium is one of several new "fractionated laser" treatments, a group of anti-aging skin resurfacers that dermatologists believe are the best way to treat brown spots, scarring, sun damage, fine lines and uneven skin texture on women of any age. More

Melanoma risk declines with self-exams plus doctor visit
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Risk of deeper melanomas is reduced with self-examination of the skin one to 11 times a year, according to a study published Aug. 16 in the British Journal of Dermatology. More



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New fillers pump up the volume
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While skin fillers and botulinum toxin are the most widely used procedures to rejuvenate the skin, plastic surgeon Dr. Kim explained that the newest fillers being introduced will work as volumizers to replace the plumpness of the face that is lost with aging. Similar to how a balloon deflates over time, the face loses its roundness or fullness — the sign of a youthful appearance — with age. More

Psychotherapy hope for skin disease sufferers
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Researchers at the University of Sheffield in the U.K. have said techniques such as cognitive behavior therapy and meditation could help people who suffer from skin diseases. The experts said psychological treatments could help some of the 8 million people in Britain who have skin problems such as acne, vitiligo, eczema and psoriasis. More

Dermatologist touts 5 off-label effective cosmetic treatments    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Though Botox and other injectables often are associated with wrinkle reduction between the brows, many overlook the fact that these procedures can do wonders for a myriad of other cosmetic issues. As many doctors are on the hunt to discover the next blockbuster use for certain injectables, the most effective cosmetic treatments are time-tested. Board certified dermatologist Dr. Gregory Nikolaidis gives the rundown of the five most effective and recommended off-label treatments. More

 Continuing Education

FREE COA-Approved Webinar

Botanicals in Dermatology: Understanding Herbal Medicine in Skin Care

Presented by Emily Fritchey

About the webinar:
Patients and consumers are asking for plant-based preparations and effective, natural alternatives to conventional drug therapy for common skin conditions. Effective botanical treatments do exist — and may be incorporated into your practice to meet patient demand and complement dermatologic treatments. Get the facts, and take your practice to the next level of health and wellness. 1.0 CE.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skincare specialist will be able to:
1) Understand inflammation and the pH connection: Environmental causes and nutritional solutions.
2) Identify safe and effective botanical solutions for common skin disorders.
3) Understand the actions and pharmacology of herbal extracts and their clinical applications.
4) Understand herbal medicine and its application in skin care and wound healing.

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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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