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Oct. 26, 2012


Face-slapping, to shrink pores and combat wrinkles
NY Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A smack in the face might be all you need to blast wrinkles and boost saggy skin. A Thai beauty technique known as face-slapping "helps with wrinkles, makes your face slimmer and makes your pores smaller," according to Mawan Sombuntham, who co-owns Tata Massage in San Francisco. More

Investigative therapy for melanoma promising
Dermatology Times via ModernMedicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
An investigative combination therapy, combining chemotherapy and immunotherapy of adoptive cell transfer with tumor infiltrating lymphocytes, followed by interleukin-2, is labor-intensive, but a feasible therapy with a high-response rate in treated patients, according to researchers. More

Safety, efficacy of at-home laser for periobital wrinkles studied
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A hand-held nonablative fractional laser is safe, and seems effective for home use for treating periorbital wrinkles, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. More

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Even beauty items face the aging process
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Should beauty products be stamped with expiration dates like cartons of milk, indicating how long they will last before turning? Some industry professionals say yes, pointing to the increasing number of all-natural and organic products that have shunned preservatives. More

Mutation identified that causes skin hyperproliferation
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Scientists have identified a mutation in a gene that causes patches of very thick skin to appear on the palms and soles of affected people. This skin disorder is related, albeit in a much milder form, to that of the Indonesian "Tree Man," Dede Koswara. More

Virus could wipe out acne
Dermatology Times via ModernMedicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Researchers say a harmless virus that lives on human skin could be a plausible targeted approach to treating acne. Investigators with the David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Pittsburgh; and the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System analyzed the genomes of viruses that attack the skin bacteria linked to acne problems from 11 volunteers. More

Multiple therapies available for treating dermatologic issues in children
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A knowledge of a wide array of therapies and understanding of patients' behaviors are required when treating dermatology problems in children, according to a speaker at the 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition. More

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Pellevé is a revolutionary innovation in skin tightening, FDA-cleared to treat facial wrinkles without surgery. Using radiowaves, the Pellevé system heats the deep layers of the skin, causing collagen to contract and tighten. After treatment, the skin begins to produce new collagen, improving skin firmness and resulting in a naturally refreshed appearance.

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Psoriasis flares rapidly postpartum
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Managing psoriasis during pregnancy includes consideration for quality of life and medication safety issues, according to Dr. Alan Menter. "Treatment of pregnant women with psoriasis should take into consideration the benefit of the therapy to her and the safety of her fetus. The full spectrum of safe and effective therapies during pregnancy needs to be reviewed," Dr. Menter said at the Women's & Pediatric Dermatology Seminar, sponsored by the Skin Disease Education Foundation. More

Hand rejuvenation techniques discussed
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Hands are known to reveal an individual's age more than any other area in the human body. One of the most common reasons individuals opt for hand rejuvenation techniques are for the development of sun or age spots, loss of volume or shrinking of skin on the surface that typically results in hollowing of hands, in addition to the presence of fine lines on the hand, giving it an shriveled aged appearance. More

Patients master dermoscopes
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Laypeople armed with dermascopes detected two-thirds of melanomas in an Australian study that suggests patients may feel empowered by having one at home. More



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OnabotulinumtoxinA effectively, safely treated crow's feet lines
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Treatment with onabotulinumtoxinA was assessed to be effective and safe by patients and investigators, according to study results presented at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery's annual meeting. More

Laser buying tips: Less is more for most dermatologic problems
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dermatologic surgeons wanting to set up a laser practice have an array of platforms from which to choose. For maximum return with minimal equipment, a nonablative fractional laser for resurfacing procedures and a modern laser can treat a variety of vascular problems, according to Dr. Anne Chapas. More

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