Men can benefit from a little more skin care
For most men, the skin care bathroom routine is not exactly what you'd call "spa time." According to Dr. Linda Franks of Gramercy Park Dermatology in New York, men may want to spend a little bit more time in the bathroom when it comes to caring for skin. They can yield just as much, if not more skin damage than women do. Cleansing is important, because testosterone gives men oiler skin by nature. Franks says about 25 percent of men still get acne, and to counterbalance that, she suggests finding medicated cleansers. More
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder the world over
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Western culture is increasingly obsessed with physical appearance and beauty, but vanity is nothing new, nor is it limited to just one culture. Moreover, differences in our perception of physical beauty have an enormous impact on the fashion, cosmetics, and weight control industries, and more recently on aesthetic surgery trends. Understanding how culture and region alter the perception of beauty is therefore not only of anthropological and social interest but underpins multibillion dollar industries across the globe. More
Watch out for lime juice or you could get 'Mexican beer dermatitis'
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Beware of the lime slice, if you're a big fan of Mexican beers or a bartender serving them. That beer and the juice of an accompanying lime could create a potent combination for your skin called "Mexican beer dermatitis." Dermatologist Dr. Scott Flugman, of Huntington Hospital in New York, reported in the Archives of Dermatology that a substance in lime juice—if left on the skin and exposed to the sun—can cause the skin to discolor as if you've been stung by a jellyfish. What's worse: The marks can linger for months. More
9th Annual Meeting
Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists
Inn on Bourbon Hotel in New Orleans, La.
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Scientific Program 8:15 am - 5:30 pm
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Post-Conference Classes 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Botox without painful needles? It may be possible
A company in California is currently conducting clinical trials on a Botox cream; a product if approved by the FDA could some day revolutionize the cosmetics industry. But while Botox without needles may sound great, there are some safety concerns to consider. More
For healthy looking skin, some women turn to lasers
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For many women, aging gracefully means skin that looks healthy and well cared for. But standing in the way can be any number of skin problems—from acne scars to age spots. In his new book, Beautiful Skin Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Better Skin, dermatologist Paul Friedman, director of the DermSurgeryLaser Center in Houston, says lasers and light-based technology have "revolutionized" the treatment of many common skin conditions. More
Cosmetic surgery in China increases by almost $2.98 billion
According to Euromonitor, the cosmetic surgery in China raised an approximated £1.5 billion ($2.98 billion) and it is estimated to increase more by 20 percent every year. On the other hand, skincare sector of China in 2007 was worth £3.3 billion ($4.65 billion). Skincare companies launch collagen as the new way to treat wrinkles aside from Botox injections and facelifts. More