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Bald science: New options for men losing their hair
For years, men who were losing their hair had only one option: commit to a daily combo of Rogaine and Propecia for life and hope for the best. Nearly 50 million men have hereditary hair loss, and according to the American Academy of Dermatology, half of all guys will develop the condition by the time they're 50.
So why don't we have a solution for going bald? "Keeping hair on all heads is a tall order, because it's not just fixing hormones, or genetics or nutrients — the process of hair growth is a multifunctional cycle of growth, loss and regrowth, and it's a different cycle for each individual," says Dr. Paul Jarod Frank, a dermatologist in New York City.
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Skin cancer survivor inspires research study
King's College London via Medical Xpress
A patient with a rare condition that led to him developing skin cancer is helping medical experts discover why some other patients are not protecting themselves from the sun. Ben Fowler, 55, has Xeroderma Pigmentosum, a rare genetic condition that affects the skin's ability to repair damage from ultraviolet light, and greatly increases the risk of skin cancer.
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The anti-aging effects of niacinamide
Pellagra is a vitamin deficiency caused by a lack of cellular niacin or its precursor tryptophan. First described for its dermatological symptoms by Gaspar Casal in Spain, Pellagra is characterized by dermatitis, diarrhea and dementia and can be seen in children with malabsorption, adolescents with anorexia nervosa or in patients with chronic alcoholism. The skin lesions in this vitamin deficiency are triggered by sun exposure and appear on the face, neck and extremities. It is through the study of patients with niacin deficiency that we have gained an understanding of the importance of vitamin B and its precursors for skin health.
Erasing sun damage
Millions of people suffer from sun damage with excessive sun exposure. Brown spots are one of the most common reasons patients present to an aesthetic clinic. In addition, patients present with texture irregularities, concerns with precancerous lesions and skin cancer. In dermatology, actinic keratosis and superficial skin cancers are the most popular conditions treated with aminolevulinic acid.
Advanced pneumatic compression device reduces cellulitis episodes, saves money for lymphedema patients
Vanderbilt University Medical Center via News-Medical.Net
Lymphedema patients saw a nearly 80 percent reduction in their cellulitis episodes just by using an advanced pneumatic compression device at home, according to a study in JAMA Dermatology co-authored by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing professor Dr. Sheila Ridner, and University of Minnesota School of Public Health Associate professor Dr. Pinar Karaca-Mandic.
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Why G.R.A.S.S could save your life
Ask any dermatologist or plastic surgeon about skin care and it's likely that the first thing they will stress is the importance of sunscreen. And, while melanin strengthens our barrier against UVA and UVB rays and decreases our chance of sunburn, we are still at risk of developing the deadly skin cancer, melanoma.
Lesion-directed screening may be as effective as total-body examination
Oncology Nurse Advisor
Although total-body examination in screening for skin cancer may be able to detect a higher absolute number of cancers, lesion-directed screening is comparably effective and may be less time consuming, according to a recent study published online ahead of print in JAMA Dermatology.
More skin cancer lesions, more risk
The presence of multiple squamous-cell skin cancer lesions significantly increased the likelihood of local recurrence and lymph node metastasis, a retrospective cohort study showed. As compared with a single lesion, two to nine squamous-cell cancers almost doubled the risk of local recurrence and tripled the likelihood of nodal invasion.
Public misconceptions about psoriasis contribute to its stigma
HealthDay News via Clinical Advisor
Misconceptions of infection and contagion surround psoriasis, which is highly stigmatizing, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. The researchers found that 48 percent of participants felt upset by the images of psoriasis, most often because of the color, scale, thickness and size of the lesions; significantly more participants were upset by images of herpes.
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Professional Estheticians: Expand your business in the medical community
"Emergency Medical Care for Your Salon & Spa"
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Botanicals in Dermatology: Understanding Herbal Medicine in Skin Care
Presented by Emily Fritchey
About the webinar:
Patients and consumers are asking for plant-based preparations and effective, natural alternatives to conventional drug therapy for common skin conditions. Effective botanical treatments do exist — and may be incorporated into your practice to meet patient demand and complement dermatologic treatments. Get the facts, and take your practice to the next level of health and wellness. 1.0 CE through March 8, 2017.
At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
1) Understand inflammation and the pH connection: Environmental causes and nutritional solutions.
2) Identify safe and effective botanical solutions for common skin disorders.
3) Understand the actions and pharmacology of herbal extracts and their clinical applications.
4) Understand herbal medicine and its application in skin care and wound healing.
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