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Study: Doctors should use more caution using radiotherapy to treat skin cancer
A team of researchers in the U.S. has found that in some instances, using radiotherapy to treat skin cancers may be causing more harm than good. In their paper published in the journal Nature Immunology, the group describes a previously unknown mechanism that contributes to imunosuppression when radiotherapy is used.
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Nail biting — a habit worth breaking
Dermatologists are urging people to break the habit of biting their nails as the side effects can be more than just cosmetic, affecting the surrounding skin as well as aiding the transfer of bacteria.
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Is the secret to better skin in your DNA?
When Beverly Galloway decided to work on her skin care regimen, she wanted a plan that was tailored just for her. "They took the swab, they sent it off to the lab and said you know we'll be in touch in several weeks when we get all the results back," she explained. "We're looking at something called single nucleotide polymorphisms," said Dr. Ruthie Harper, SKINSHIFT Founder. "They're the differences in one person's body's function versus the other."
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FDA warns against injectable skin-lightening products
Plastic Surgery Practice
Injectable products that claim to lighten complexions, correct uneven skin tone and clear up blemishes are potentially unsafe and ineffective, and might contain unknown harmful ingredients or contaminants, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.
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Why women are getting Botox injections in their scalps
The latest development in Botox — injecting the scalp with the paralysis — inducing toxin to prevent sweating and to prolong a salon blowout — sounds like the stuff of dermatologic urban legend, or at least a vaguely scary detail from some science-fiction novel about a beauty-obsessed future. "That's not a thing,” say those who hear about it.
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The rosacea causes you can control — and the ones you can't
HealthDay News via Health
Millions of Americans may wonder what caused them to develop the chronic skin disease rosacea. New research suggests the reason is half environmental and half genetic. On the environmental side, sun exposure is the key contributor. But obesity, alcohol and heart disease also appear to raise risk, the new study found.
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Beyond relaxing lines
Botulinum toxin type A formulations, such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin have moved well beyond their accepted roles as temporary erasers of glabellar lines, forehead rhytides and crow's feet. Today, they are routinely employed all over the face and neck, and are being investigated for an impressive array of new indications.
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Hurdles for cosmetic treatments manageable
How can consumers locate the right physician for their cosmetic procedures? What about the cost? And if patients go forward with a procedure, will the results be worthwhile? Those are the factors that give prospective patients pause, according to the 2015 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures.
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Beautiful eyebrows: From brow-lifts to hair transplants
Your eyes and cheekbones may get all the compliments, but eyebrows are the real star of the show. Your brows reveal a lot about you, from your age to your attitude to your sense of style. That's why the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reports in its annual member survey that brow-lifts are an increasingly popular surgery.
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 Continuing Education
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Patient Selection and Optimization of Outcomes of Cosmetic Procedures

Presented by Loretta Ciraldo, MD, FAAD

About the webinar:
This presentation will give the medically based skincare specialist in-depth insights into patient selection, optimization of outcomes and possible risks in a number of cosmetic procedures offered in the cosmetic dermatology office. Focus will be on injectable fillers, lasers, peels and prescription formulations with rejuvenation potential. 1.0 CE through Feb. 7, 2017.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
1) Explain the types and patient results of injectable fillers..
2) Discuss current and future development in lasers.
3) Educate their patients about rejuvenation topical prescription formulations.
4) Recognize correct procedure and desired results of peels.

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