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Researchers identify immune system targets associated with skin blistering disease
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Current therapies for pemphigus vulgaris are geared towards suppressing the entire immune system, but this is problematic as it causes many side effects and leaves the patient vulnerable to infection. To identify better therapeutic targets, researchers at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Bellinzona, Switzerland, identified the portions of DSG1 and DSG3 that are targeted by antibodies. More



Med spas offering cosmetic procedures are on the rise
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Cosmetic procedures are on the rise, resulting in an ever-growing onslaught of youth- and beauty-enhancing practitioners, offering nonsurgical — and sometimes even surgical — cosmetic procedures for women and men. More

2 new procedures smooth out faces without leaving bruises
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Two new medical technologies for erasing wrinkles without some of the unpleasant side-effects are making their way to dermatology offices: I-Fine and Artise "liquid facelift" procedures. 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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Study: Popular line wrinkle treatment as a tool to combat acne
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A new study has revealed Botox could be used to treat acne. Currently, the noninvasive treatment is used by cosmetic clinics as a way to prevent heavy lines and wrinkles from forming on the face. However, Chicago-based plastic surgeon, Dr. Anil Shah, has published a report that shows the solution also can be injected into the skin to lower the amount of sebum it produces — thus reducing the number of clogged pores the patient experiences. More

Melanoma risk in current melanoma patients demands careful, ongoing follow up
Dermatology Times via ModernMedicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
About 76,000 new cases of invasive melanoma occur in the United States each year, according to the American Cancer Society, and patients who have had one melanoma, have a 5 to 10 percent risk of developing another primary tumor during their lifetime. As a result of this increased risk, careful follow up of these patients is critical, says Dr. Arthur Sober, professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School. More



The facelift goes high-tech
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The quest for eternal youth and even facelift surgery are nothing new. Ancient civilizations practiced a crude form of plastic surgery. "Most historians agree that the first recorded account of reconstructive plastic surgery on the living is found in ancient Indian Sanskrit texts," according to RandomHistory.com. More

Infections after surgery: New antibacterial coating for sutures
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Responding to an urgent need for better antibacterial coatings on surgical sutures, scientists are reporting the discovery of a new coating that is almost 1,000 times more effective than the most widely used commercial coating. More

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Teens with severe acne do not seek medical care
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Adolescents with acne often avoid seeking medical advice, even when they rate their own acne as severe, a U.S. survey has shown. Most of the 1,214 adolescents surveyed, 57 percent treated their own acne, and only 17 percent had sought medical care. Even among those who rated their acne as severe, most said they had never sought medical treatment for their condition. More

How to connect with customers
livemint.com and The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Within the past few years, social media has revolutionized the way businesses interact with customers, making it easier to market new products and maintain a brand's image. By now it's clear that platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ should be an essential part of customer service. More

Male grooming market grows at rapid pace but brands need to adapt
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The men's cosmetics market continues to grow at rapid pace, but a brand's success depends on its ability to adapt to this new customer that still are reluctant to enter in outlets perceived as a women's only zone and whose practices are evolving rapidly, as evidenced by the success of electrical appliances. More

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Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. (www.PCIJournal.com) 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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