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Nov. 9, 2012


Anti-aging from the inside out: Fat may hold the key
ASPS via Plastic Surgery Practice    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Does fat hold the key to reversing the aging process? Maybe, as plastic surgeons recently have identified specific molecular changes in genome structure that occur in fat, which may serve as critical markers for tissue aging. If these changes can be reversed, they may someday provide people with a more youthful appearance on a molecular level — without surgery. More

FDA approves topical anesthetic cream
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a supplemental new drug application for a topical local anesthetic cream to be used in superficial cosmetic procedures. Pliaglis cream (lidocaine 7 percent, tetracaine 7 percent; Nuvo Research/Galderma) is designed for use on intact skin in adult patients during aesthetic procedures, such as dermal filler injections, pulsed dye laser treatments, facial laser resurfacing and laser-assisted tattoo removals, according to a company news release. More

The new Botox, or just snake oil?
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When Jill Jordan walks into a hotel spa in Orlando, Fla., she's ready to rest, relax and rejuvenate. Her goal is to look younger by getting a special facial. However, what's in the products being used to treat her skin may surprise you. It's snake venom — not exactly the most calming image More

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Tuberous sclerosis skin lesions improved on everolimus
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Everolimus significantly improved the skin lesions of tuberous sclerosis complex in two phase-III clinical trials, Dr. Sergiusz Jozwiak reported at the annual congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. The most devastating skin lesions associated with tuberous sclerosis complex are facial angiofibromas. Hypopigmented spots are also common, said Jozwiak, a pediatric neurologist at the Children's Memorial Health Institute of Warsaw, Poland. More

Stem cell facelift: Does it work?
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Doctors and researchers have long said that stem cell therapy has the potential to change the face of human disease. But what if stem cells could be used to reverse the aging process as well? Plastic surgeons say they can use stem cells to make women look years younger without the pain of an invasive surgery. More

RSK plays key role in melanoma chemoresistance
HealthDay News via DoctorsLounge    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The mitogen-activated protein kinase p90 ribosomal S6 kinase appears to play a role in the poor response of melanoma cells to DNA-damaging agents, according to research published online Oct. 29 in Oncogene. More

Merkel cell carcinoma prognosis linked to vitamin D
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Add Merkel cell carcinoma to the seemingly ever-growing list of malignancies linked to vitamin D deficiency. A multicenter French study involving 89 patients with histologically confirmed Merkel cell carcinoma, indicates that individuals with this rare and often aggressive neuroendocrine skin malignancy, have an increased prevalence of vitamin D deficiency. More

Could your manicure cause you cancer?
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You may have heard or even done that new gel manicure many are raving about. Women told us they love it, and why not? They look beautiful, dry fast and last for weeks. All over the country, ladies are flocking to nail salons to get this long-lasting nail color experience. It cost anywhere from $30 to $40, can last more than 14 days before chipping and leaves your nails looking shiny and polished. But is this magnificent manicure putting your health at risk? More

Actigraphy is poor measure of eczema activity
HealthDay News via DoctorsLounge    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The use of actigraphy to record movement as an objective surrogate for eczema activity is of limited use, according to a study published in the November issue of the British Journal of Dermatology. More

Product Showcase: Pellevé™ Wrinkle Reduction System
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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Baldness a growing problem linked to hormonal disturbance
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Every second a Pakistani above 50 years of age is exposed to baldness, and almost 70 percent of the people aged between 10 to 35 complain of pimples. A recent report based on presentations by dermatologists from different parts of the country also cited a significant number of women to be suffering from obesity. The three different conditions distinctively registered among the two genders, and also among people of specific age groups, were said to be closely linked to hormonal disturbance, needing proper intervention. More

From peptides and lactic acid to retinol that reduce wrinkles: The anti-aging ingredients that actually work
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Women spend billions of dollars each year on creams and lotions that promise to banish wrinkles or slow down the aging process. But according to the American Academy of Dermatology, there isn't sufficient evidence to show any of them actually work. However, there are in fact, four commonly listed active ingredients to look out for in their role in decreasing signs of aging — including peptides, alpha-hydroxy acids, retinol and some antioxidants. More



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Medical spas market rebounds from recession
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Marketdata Enterprises Inc., a leading independent market research publisher of "off-the-shelf" studies about service industries since 1979, has released a new 127-page report entitled, "Medical Spas: A Market Analysis." This is a new market study about a growth market that has become more mainstream. The study examines the operations of medical or "med spas," an interesting hybrid niche healthcare/cosmetic facility that straddles the medical and business fields. More

New video demonstrates skin cancer self-exam
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new video that instructs people how to do a self-examination for skin cancer has been released by the American Academy of Dermatology. "Checking your skin for skin cancer only requires your eyes and a mirror. Involving a partner adds another set of eyes, which is especially helpful when checking the back and other hard-to-see areas," Dr. Thomas Rohrer, a dermatologist in private practice in Chestnut Hill, Mass., said in news release from the academy. "Examining your skin only takes a few minutes, but it could save your life." More

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