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Are microneedles the new lasers? Doctors talk about the next big aesthetic trend
For years, we've been told to break habits that hurt our skin (i.e., don't pick at scabs), but could we be doing it wrong? Could hurting our skin actually make it look better? Many plastic surgeons and dermatologists say yes. RealSelf asked 500 board-certified doctors to predict the hot aesthetic trend for 2016. The answer that came up most often? Microneedling.
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Viruses may lead to skin disease, cancer
Dermatology Times
Over the last several years, the understanding of various cancers and their etiologies has gone viral. Literally. Advances in genetics research resulted in discovery of 11 new human polyomaviruses over the past eight years, including those causing Merkel cell carcinoma, trichodysplasia spinulosum, HPyV7-related hyperplasia/dyskeratosis, necrotic skin lesions and other skin diseases.
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New findings support recategorizing atopic dermatitis as an autoimmune disease
Practical Dermatology
How to categorize atopic dermatitis has long been the subject of controversy across various medical specialties, but new data published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology evaluating the investigational biologic agent dupilumab suggest that atopic dermatitis is an autoimmune disease.
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Study: Organ transplant recipients more likely to die from melanoma
By Chelsea Adams
A recent study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology has determined that people who receive organ transplants are three times more likely to die from melanoma. Healthcare professionals have long known that transplant recipients were more likely to develop melanoma — the most aggressive type of skin cancer — than the general population. This study suggests that immunosuppressive medications make organ recipients more likely to develop late-stage skin cancers.
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Psoriasis patients at increased risk for depression
Medical News Today
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that affects 3-4 percent of the U.S. population, and it is linked to an increased risk of depression, according to a report published in JAMA Dermatology.
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Which dermal fillers 'stick together' best? New method helps surgeons choose best product
Medical News Today
With booming interest in dermal fillers for minimally invasive treatment of facial lines and wrinkles, plastic surgeons are looking for evidence to help them choose the product that will give the best results for their patients. A new, validated method for providing standard ratings of cohesivity for currently available hyaluronic acid gel fillers is reported in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
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Now you can freeze away your double chin
A double chin, jowls, a neck wattle — the terms for that extra fat around your neck are about as appealing as the problem itself. And unless you want surgery or liposuction, your best option for making submental fat disappear is probably a turtleneck. That is until recently, when the FDA expanded its approval of CoolSculpting, a noninvasive method for killing fat cells by chilling them to death.
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Unique tips for treating acne scars
Dermatology Times
Treating acne scars is rarely an easy fix. Often, dermatologists and their patients are faced with different types of acne scars, requiring what might be combinations of treatments and multiple sessions. With the right treatment approach and by preparing patients for what might be a lengthy process, dermatologists can achieve good outcomes for the majority of patients with acne scars, according to Dr. Jennifer Chwalek, dermatologist, a clinical instructor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City.
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Why older Americans are opting for cosmetic surgery
Several polls have been taken of the opinions of Americans on their concerns about aging. Specially targeted were older individuals and their self-perception when it comes to their health, workplace and experiences with romance.
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 Continuing Education
COA-Approved Webinar

Update on Acne

Presented by James Fulton MD, Ph.D.

About the webinar:
Acne remains a teenager's worse four-letter word. This presentation will debunk the acne myths and establish that acne is genetic. Initial treatment is topical and consists of benzoyl peroxide cleansers, alpha hydroxyl toners and vitamin A conditioning lotions. Boosters may include acne surgery, chemical peels, oral antibiotics or isotretinoin. New therapies, such as LED lights and Fraxel® lasers, will also be discussed. 1.0 CE through March 8, 2017.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
1) Understand the pathogenesis of acne.
2) Apply treatment decisions based on the grade of acne.
3) Employ boosters as needed to continue the patient's progress.
4) Recognize appropriate light and laser therapies.

Webinar cost: $19.95 member; $24.95 nonmember. To order this webinar as a member, click here. To order this webinar as a nonmember, click here.

Important! Once purchased, the webinar link will only be valid for 24 hours.

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The NCEA Commission on Accreditation has approved these webinars. For more information on the Commission on Accreditation go to NCEA Certified website.

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