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The 1 thing dermatologists agree on — other than sunscreen
The Huffington Post
Everyone's got their favorite tricks for younger, more radiant skin. But this ingredient tops the must-try lists of all the experts and has reams of scientific support. We asked our experts for their second most important piece of advice, and every one of them said the same thing: "Use retinoids."
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Sweat-eating, ammonia-oxidizing bacteria may benefit skin health
Healio
The ammonia-oxidizing bacteria, Nitrosomonas, may have a future as a self-regulating topical delivery agent for nitrite and nitric oxide to the skin, according to data from a poster presented at the 5th American Society for Microbiology Conference on Beneficial Microbes.
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Photoaging prevention: Pearls for patient compliance
Cosmetic Surgery Times
Whether a patient has undergone laser rejuvenation or skin resurfacing to address their sun damaged skin, the most important post-treatment skin care instructions that clinicians can give, say experts, must address sun protection and sun exposure.
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UV-light induced mutation found to drive skin cancers
Skin Inc.
A genetic mutation caused by ultraviolet light is likely the driving force behind millions of human skin cancers, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The mutation occurs in a gene called KNSTRN, which is involved in helping cells divide their DNA equally during cell division.
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Ixekizumab may be safe and effective for chronic plaque psoriasis
2 Minute Medicine
Psoriasis is a common immune-mediated skin condition involving pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin-17A. The use of ixekizumab, an interleukin-17A monoclonal antibody, has been associated with improved skin symptoms in a previous phase-II randomized control trial. This study was an OLE of the aforementioned RCT to test the efficacy and safety of ixekizumab.
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Study spots small differences in varicose vein treatments
Dermatology Times
A new study suggests that three common treatments for varicose veins are similarly effective in easing symptoms — but that small quality-of-life differences may be felt months after symptom appear.
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Melanoma growth rate objectively measured in sequential biopsies
Healio
Researchers were able to obtain an objective measure of melanoma growth rate by reviewing sequential biopsy specimens from initial misdiagnoses, as opposed to relying on subjective patient recall. Faster growth rates were associated with increased tumor thickness, high mitotic rate, symptoms, elevation and amelanosis, which coincides with previous research.
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Researchers discover how pigment protects skin from UV rays
Skin Inc.
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden and other institutions have worked out how the pigment of the skin manages to protect the body from the sun's dangerous UV rays. The skin pigment converts the UV radiation into heat through a rapid chemical reaction that shoots protons from the molecules of the pigment.
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Melanoma survival improves with targeted combo therapies
Dermatology Times
Recent studies appear to confirm greater efficacy of combination treatments over vemurafenib monotherapy in improving progression-free survival for patients with melanoma. According to data presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology 2014 Congress in Madrid, Spain, patients with melanoma who received the BRAF inhibitor vemurafenib along with the MEK inhibitor cobimetinib demonstrated a better response rate and greater progression-free survival compared to patients who received only vemurafenib.
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3-D images aid total body mole mapping
Skin & Allergy News (subscriber article)
The advent of 3-D total body photography overcomes many, but not all, of the drawbacks of 2-D imaging as an aid to melanoma detection.
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Popular supplement is culprit in itchy rash
Live Science
A 55-year-old man in California who went to a dermatologist with an itchy rash over his face, torso, abdomen and scalp turned out to be suffering from a side effect of taking a popular supplement called kava kava, according to a recent report of his case.
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20 minute procedure can repair ripped earlobes
KTRK-TV
Whether heavy earrings have damaged your ear lobes or they just don't look as good as they did when you were younger, one Houston doctor says there's a fix that takes less than 20 minutes.
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Vitiligo breakthrough: Combo therapy results in faster repigmentation
Plastic Surgery Practice
Combination therapy with the implantable drug afamelanotide and narrowband UV-B (NB-UV-B) phototherapy may help vitiligo patient achieve faster repigmentation than NB-UV-B alone.

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Experts clarify verrucous hemangioma confusion
Dermatology Times
The diagnosis of angiokeratoma circumscriptum should be supplanted with verrucous hemangioma, and the lesion should be treated with surgery in most cases, according to a retrospective case series presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Dermatology Association.

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Dermaroller may reduce dark spots, wrinkles on face
KABC-TV
To reduce dark spots, try microneedling, a dermatological procedure that reduces the appearance of brown spots, wrinkles and acne scars. A device evenly lays down microscopic punctures that encourage the growth of collagen.

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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 more than 33 years' experience, is a leading expert on business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships. She has authored more than 450 articles and 15 books for the consumer, medical and skin care sectors. She is the recipient of the prestigious Crystal Award for Life Achievement by Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa.More

                    



 

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