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Arm mole count 'predicts skin cancer risk'
BBC
Counting moles on the right arm was found to be a good indicator of total moles on the body. More than 100 indicates five times the normal risk. The study, published in the British Journal of Dermatology, used data from 3,000 twins in the U.K.
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What women can do about hair loss
The Huffington Post
Everyone loses hair. In fact, it's normal to lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. But what if it seems like there's significantly more loss than that? Contrary to popular notion, hair loss is not just a condition that men face: up to 40 percent of women in America also experience it.
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New research gives hope for treatment of eczema
Press Association via Yahoo News
Ten new genetic links to eczema have been uncovered that could lead to greater understanding of the skin condition, as well as potential treatments. The research by a British-led team of international scientists brings the total number of genetic variants linked to eczema to 31.
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Lesion-directed screening similarly effective as full skin exam
Medscape
Time-strapped dermatologists can use lesion-directed screening to detect skin cancer because its detection rate mirrors that of total-body examination, but the approach is 5.6 times less time consuming, according to a study published online Oct. 14 in JAMA Dermatology.
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Melasma and PIH in skin of color
Dermatology Times
The pigmentation disorders melasma and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation occur more often in African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos and Asian Pacific Islanders than in Caucasians, according to Dr. Susan Taylor, who presented Disorders of Pigmentation at the 2015 Skin of Color Seminar in New York City. To effectively treat pigmentary disorders in skin of color patients, dermatologists need to understand important nuances in treating the darker skin types in order to avoid making pigmentary issues worse, says Taylor.
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Laser, light therapy shows potential in treating hidradenitis suppurativa
MD Magazine
A review in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology suggests that laser- and light-based therapies can be effective as adjunct therapy in the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa. Originally introduced to reduce the size of pores in acne treatment, laser- and light-based therapy is showing potential in other forms of dermatologic treatment.
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Survival with melanoma subtypes varies
Dermatology Times
Survival rates for lentigo maligna melanoma-type melanomas vary with the melanoma's thickness. "It is thought to have a higher recurrence rate than other subtypes," Dr. Jennifer Stein, associate professor, New York University School of Medicine, New York, says.
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Xeomin safe and effective for upper facial lines
MedEsthetics
In a study published in Dermatologic Surgery, researchers Dr. Martina Kerscher, et al, investigated the safety and efficacy of incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin, Merz Aesthetics) when treating upper facial lines, which included a combination of glabellar frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and lateral periorbital lines.
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Leishmaniasis comes to the US
Dermatology Times
Dermatologists practicing in the States may not routinely see leishmaniasis cases, but with global travel so common today, such tropical diseases may hitch a ride with patients into dermatologic practices throughout the U.S.
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Analysis: Dermatologists led research in most noninvasive cosmetic procedures
Healio
Dermatologists led as researchers in most categories in an analysis of published studies focusing on noninvasive or minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, according to results presented at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery annual meeting.
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US FDA approves JUVEDERM Ultra XC for lip plumping
Plastic Surgery Practice
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given its nod to Allergan's JUVEDERM Ultra XC for lip augmentation in adults over the age of 21.
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This presentation will provide an introduction into phototherapy for the skin care specialist who is not presently offering this procedure. We will discuss the underlying theory of light-based therapy; the differences in how light is generated and the benefits and limitations of each type of modality. 1.0 CE through March 8, 2017.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
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