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Sep. 13, 2013

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Topically applying vitamins can help us look younger say skin doctors USA
The benefits of vitamins to our bodies is well documented and two Silicon Valley doctors have suggested that topically applying vitamins A, C and B3 in the correct concentration can reduce the effects of aging on the skin.
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FDA allows Botox cosmetic for crow's feet
Science World Report
Crow's feet or canthal lines can now be treated with Botox Cosmetic, according to an official announcement by the Food and Drug Administration. Crow's feetlines refer to the wrinkles appearing at the corner of your eyes. This approval by FDA will allow people to use Botox treatment for mild to severe canthal lines.
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  AVANI is the latest in advanced skin-care

Formulated from the very best ingredients that nature has to offer, AVANI's Dead Sea mineral-based products have been enriched with plant extracts, essential oils & vitamins to ensure healthy, radiant skin. AVANI's superb & innovative luxurious range of Dead Sea cosmetics offers you excellence in skin-care.

Photodamage affects efficacy of skin care products
"Doctor, what should I use on my skin?" No matter what skin condition prompts a patient to visit a dermatologist, this question is almost sure to arise. That's what motivated Dr. Dana L. Sachs and her colleagues at the department of dermatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, to conduct research on the effectiveness of five well-known skin care products.
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Can broccoli help prevent skin cancer?
Plastic Surgery Practice
Sulforaphane — a naturally occurring compound in broccoli — may help reduce skin cancer risk. Instead of filling their plate up with this tasty cruciferous veggies, Dr. Sally Dickinson is asking patients to apply small doses of sulforaphane to their skin.
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Effect of 2013 social media trends on your business
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Social Media Examiner reported in its 2013 Social Media Marketing Report that a whopping 97 percent of marketers now integrate social media into their plans. But, according to the report, only 1 in 4 were able to measure the return on investment. Staying on top of the latest social media trends allows you to connect with your customers on a personal, emotional level. Plus, it shows your audience that your brand is forward-thinking. Here are five topical changes in social media that will affect your business this year.
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Topical corticosteroids OK during pregnancy
Dermatology Times
Pregnant women can use topical corticosteroids for short periods of time and in normal doses without posing a risk to the fetus, recent research suggests. Researchers with Far East Memorial Hospital, New Taipei, Taiwan, examined the safety of topical corticosteroid use in patients who are pregnant, noting that topical corticosteroids are the most frequently used drugs to treat skin conditions and are prescribed to more than 6 percent of pregnant women.
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Practice management: 10 ways to become a better leader
The conditions of any workplace start from the top down rather than from the bottom up. With this in mind, it is extremely important to review your strengths, not only as a medical professional but as a practice leader as well. Although there are many different leadership styles, there are certain attributes that owners and managers must possess to effectively guide their teams.
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Healthy nail tips from dermatologists
The American Academy of Dermatology in Schaumburg, Ill., has demonstrated "Tips for Healthy Nails," a video posted to the Academy website as part of the Dermatology A to Z: Video Series. This series offers videos that demonstrate tips to properly care for the skin, nails and hair. A new video is posted monthly to show that healthy skin and nails lead to less sickness and infection.
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Scientists develop silver nanoparticles that can outshine gold USA
Two teams of scientists have developed methods of more effectively creating silver nanoparticles for cosmetics ingredients.
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    Virtual dermatology is here, but does it work? (InformationWeek)
Essential components of acne global grading scales identified (Healio)
Refining injection techniques (Dermatology Times)
The great breakthroughs in cosmetic dermatology (ADI News)
Is this the end for the Botox bandwagon? (Daily Mail)

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6 weeks to younger looking skin
"With current technology, doctors are able to give your skin a new identity," says Dr. Neal Schultz, a cosmetic dermatologist in New York City. To prove their point, MORE found four women who allowed us to put these promises to the test.
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Bridalplasty is a growing trend in pre-wedding planning?
American Health & Beauty
A few years ago there was a reality TV show called Bridalplasty on "E!," where 12 women competed to win plastic surgery procedures before their wedding day. Recent surveys state that this trend might be more popular than thought — in fact, some say that 10 percent of brides now undergo surgery or injections before their wedding.
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FDA approves topical rosacea drug
Dermatology Times
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Galderma's topical gel Mirvaso (brimonidine 0.33 percent) for the treatment of facial erythema from rosacea.

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3-D models, custom hardware help complex facial reconstructions more predictable
Medical News Today
Virtual surgical planning technologies give surgeons a powerful new tool for their most challenging facial reconstruction cases, reports a paper in of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Researchers develop specific tests, identify cancer biomarkers in dermatomyositis
Medical News Today
Researchers from major universities in the U.S. have developed specific tests to identify cancer biomarkers in patients with dermatomyositis — a systemic inflammatory disease associated with increased risk of malignancy.

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Organics in the Physicians Office

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The trend of using organics and in-organics in the physician's office will be explored. Consumers are aware, and will ask the skincare specialist the benefits and concerns of using these ingredients and products. The direction in which these compounds: natural, unrefined oils and flower essences along with beliefs and health issues will be discussed.

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