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Sep. 28, 2012


Phage therapy to treat acne?
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Scientists have isolated and studied the genomes of 11 viruses, known as phage, that can infect and kill the acne-causing bacterium Propionibacterium acnes, potentially paving the way for topical therapies that use viruses or viral products to treat this vexing skin condition. Their results are reported in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. More

Novartis psoriasis drug has promising results
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AIN457 (secukinumab) can considerably improve the symptoms of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis on the feet, hands and nails when taken once weekly during the first four weeks of treatment, compared to placebo therapy, Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis announced. More

Prognostic factors ID'd for Q-switched laser tattoo removal
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Several prognostic factors impact effective tattoo removal by Q-switched laser, while a new picosecond 755-nm alexandrite laser is safe and effective for removing tattoo pigment, according to two studies published online Sept. 17 in the Archives of Dermatology. 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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Melanoma transection has no impact on survival
Dermatology Times via ModernMedicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Melanoma transection does not affect a patient's overall disease-free survival or mortality, and punch and saucerization biopsies may be more likely to transect tumors than excisional biopsies, according to a recent study. More

Lasers light the way to pain-free injections
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The future of injections could be needle-free, painless and laser-powered, suggest Korean research findings. The injector device uses a specialized laser to drive microscopic jets of drugs through the surface of the skin to a precise depth. The investigators hope this will allow access to the epidermal layer under the skin surface without penetrating as far as the nerve endings and causing pain. More

Dermatologists warn against anti-aging products
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They make lofty promises of taking the years off your face, of reversing the clock and making your partner fall in love with you "all over again." But be careful before reaching out to anti-aging products. Dermatologists say that such products could actually end up harming your skin. More

Survey: Most forehead-lift patients recommend procedure
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A German survey finds that most patients who underwent a specific type of cosmetic procedure, known as a brow or forehead lift, said they definitely or probably would undergo the surgery again when asked about it years later. Most also said they'd recommend it to others More

Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia pathogenesis studied
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Protease-activated receptor 2, which is activated by cowhage, may play a role in central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, the most common cause of scarring hair loss in African-American women, according to research published online Sept. 17 in the British Journal of Dermatology. More



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Discount plastic surgery causes impulse buying
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Money-off and discount vouchers offered on websites such as Groupon, mean people instantly are buying cosmetic surgeries that otherwise they would take time to carefully consider, according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. The association is calling on industry members to stop unethical advertising and using aggressive marketing campaigns More

Health officials consider increasing surgery center oversight
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Maryland health officials may ask state lawmakers for permission to oversee plastic surgery centers, a move inspired in part by the death of a woman after liposuction. The state health department had already been considering whether to ask for a change to the legal definition of free-standing surgery centers to align regulations with medical risk instead of insurance billing practices, Secretary Joshua Sharfstein said. Surgical centers currently are subject to state inspection only if they meet certain criteria in how they bill insurance companies, he said. More

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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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