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Collagen's role in skin cancer
Queen Mary, University of London via Medical Xpress
Type VII collagen is an important protein that helps hold the skin together. Patients with a severe skin condition. known as recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, have genetic mutations that lead to reductions in type VII collagen, causing blistering following minor trauma. Young adults with RDEB go on to develop aggressive, squamous cell carcinoma, which is fatal in two-thirds by the age of 45.
The new age of devices: Challenges and opportunities
Arguably once thought of as niche, esthetic devices are now essential tools in the increasingly nuanced spectrum of cosmetic care. They can be used in various capacities, from resurfacing and rejuvenation to skin tightening and body contouring. In particular, recent years have seen the development of new modalities as well as new approaches for integrating established technologies.
The use of spironolactone for hormonal acne in women
Spironolactone can be prescribed off-label to treat hormonal acne in adult women, according to Dr. Emmy Graber, a dermatologist based in Boston. "There is no FDA indication for spironolactone [to treat acne]," Graber says. "However, a lot of practicing dermatologists have found that it works quite well for certain types of acne. I think [spironolactone] is very misunderstood, and it's an incredibly effective medicine, particularly for adult women with hormonal acne."
Doctors use Botox to combat sweaty scalp
As a proven wrinkle eraser, Botox is a go-to treatment for many men and women, but there are other uses for the injectible. Now, some are opting for shots to the scalp, and the people who get them say they save time and money.
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Patients with alopecia areata may restore hair loss with topical cancer drugs
Cancer treatment isn't associated with hair growth, but that's what researchers from Columbia University Medical Center found to be the case in a recent study published in the journal Science Advances.
New radiotherapeutic bandage may heal squamous cell carcinoma
University of North Texas via Medical Daily
Radiotherapy, a common cancer treatment, involves the use of directed, high-energy radiation. So to heal one form of skin cancer, scientists are now developing a type of radiotherapeutic bandage. Though tested only on animals so far, the bandage delivers radiotherapy directly to a squamous cell carcinoma, and might someday replace existing treatments, according to University of North Texas researchers.
Best practices for neurotoxins
The big news in neuromodulators is that two new products are seeking FDA approval, but one is pushed back because it is seeking concurrent approvals. In other news, physicians who offer neuromodulators for patients' cosmetic concerns are getting better results because they're learning not to overtreat — especially, the forehead.
Blowdrying is the new Botox
When it comes to wrinkles, which are years in the making, most of us accept that they won't just vanish in an instant. Even the miracle worker that is Botox takes up to three days to take hold, while most skin creams promise results only after weeks of use. So, when a new serum turns up on the market, Erase Cosmetics 3-Minute Instant Face-Lift Serum, it sounds like a bold promise — not to mention a possible breach of the Trade Descriptions Act.
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Professional Estheticians: Expand your business in the medical community
"Legal & Liability Issues of a Medical Spa"
What Is A Medical Spa?
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A medical spa is a facility that operates under the full-time, on-site supervision of a licensed healthcare professional. The facility operates within the scope of practice of its staff, and offers traditional, complementary and alternative health practices and treatments in a spa-like setting. Practitioners working within a medical spa will be governed by their appropriate licensing board, if licensure is required.
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This is a highly competitive industry where long-term success can easily come from low-cost investments with high impact. Ensuring positive experiences, creating innovative networking opportunities and regularly participating in personal skill-building activities are relatively simple and inexpensive ways to develop a successful business. Entrepreneur Richard Linder will discuss multiple business-building strategies to fit every practice, outlining some of the most effective ways to increase income and shore up client bases. 1.0 CE through March 8, 2017.
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