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Nov. 15, 2013

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Warfield receives Life Achievement Award
On Oct. 27 at the Philadelphia Convention Center, Susanne S. Warfield was awarded the Legendary Crystal Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Esthetic Industry by Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa. Warfield joins the most distinguished and best in the skin care industry. "Winning a life achievement award allows you to poke fun at your life, and honor those who came before you," Warfield said.
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Online skin cancer course improves docs' diagnostic skills
Dermatology Times
A brief, online skin cancer course improved the diagnostic skills of primary care physicians, without impacting dermatology referrals, a recent study suggests. Researchers with Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, created a before-and-after evaluation of a one- to two-hour online course on skin cancer detection for primary care physicians, according to the study.
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Estheticians and the medical practice
Doctor and estheticians are natural allies in the field of cosmetic medicine but including estheticians in a medical setting requires thought and training.
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Laser-based combo therapy effective for angiofibroma
Dermatology Times
A new study suggests that laser technology combined with a new topical therapy is effective in treating angiofibromas, characteristically seen in patients with tuberous sclerosis. Drs. Roy G. Geronemus and Yoon-Soo Cindy Bae-Harboe used electrosurgery, pulsed dye laser treatment and ablative fractional resurfacing, along with a new targeted therapy, topical sirolimus, the application of which works synergistically with laser surgery and prolongs the effects of treatment.
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AAD identifies 5 unnecessary skin care treatments USA
The American Academy of Dermatology has identified five recommendations about treatments, tests and procedures related to skin health and care that consumers may not need.
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Selenium reduces cancer risk, mortality in skin cancer
Food Consumer
A randomized controlled trial reported in JAMA found that selenium supplementation can reduce mortality of all causes and cancers in several sites, including prostate cancer, lung cancer and colorectal cancer in skin cancer patients.
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Avant institute symposium to focus on progress of acne research USA
Personal care professionals are set to gather once again at Ashland's symposium next month where the focus will be on the latest scientific advances in the acne treatment field.
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Nonphysician laser procedures draw more lawsuits
Dermatology Times
Lawsuits related to laser procedures performed by nonphysicians are on the rise — particularly those performed outside a traditional medical setting. According to a study published online in JAMA Dermatology, the nonphysicians included nurse practitioners, registered nurses, medical assistants, electrologists and aestheticians.
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Fish-skin treatment for chronic wounds receives FDA 510(k) clearance
The FDA has given 510(k) clearance for the marketing of a proprietary fish-skin, omega-3, tissue-regeneration product for treating chronic wounds in the United States, Kerecis Limited has announced. The product — MariGen Omega3 — has been indicated for the management of wounds, including diabetic, vascular and other hard-to-heal ulcers, according to a press release
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Guys, losing your hair? It could be gravity's fault USA
A plastic surgeon in Turkey claims that the effects of gravity may explain the apparently paradoxical effects of testosterone in male pattern baldness, or androgenic alopecia.
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9 antioxidants that can help prevent premature skin aging
The Huffington Post
As we get older, it's normal for our skin to gradually lose its elasticity and thin out. This is part of the skin's natural aging process. However, there are a variety of factors that can cause the skin to start aging at an accelerated rate. A big part of this "premature skin aging" is a result of free radical activity in the body. Antioxidants naturally are occurring substances that may provide protection against the effects of damaging free radicals on the cells in your body, including your skin.
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Myriad Genetics launches diagnostic test for detecting melanoma
Healio (subscriber article)
Myriad Genetics has launched its new diagnostic test to differentiate malignant melanoma from benign pigmented skin lesions. Two independent clinical studies have investigated the Myriad myPath Melanoma test. Data from a verification study showed that the 23-gene panel demonstrated greater than 90 percent accuracy in a variety of subtypes of differentiating malignant melanoma from benign skin lesions.
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Psoriasis drug research aimed at severe disease
Skin & Allergy News
The current intensive period of new drug development in psoriasis is cause for enthusiastic celebration by patients and physicians alike. That is, except for one glaring research gap. Almost all of the promising drugs now in phase-II or -III clinical trials are systemic agents aimed at the minority of psoriasis patients with more severe disease.
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Gene responsible for skin cancer among Europeans
Using information from 1,000 genomes project, researchers have shown that MC1R gene locus is strong in South Europeans but is not the case of Northern Europeans. The MC1R gene is more diverse in the Eurasian population compared to the African populations. In Southern Europeans, two evolutionary selective processes seems to act on MC1R, whereas the ancestral form of the gene has selective pressure to maintain at high frequencies, which also is most common in Africa.
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Can Juvéderm add volume to sunken checks?
Juvéderm definitely can be used as a filler in the cheeks. This is an off label use but can be safely done.

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Dermatologist approved: 7 essential skin care tips
How many of you out there think skin care is a tedious task? Taking care of your skin is a lot easier than you think. It doesn't take an army to get a healthy complexion.

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Examining molecular influences on aging
Dermatology Times
How do we age? That was the weighty question to kick off a presentation by Dr. Barbara A. Gilchrest, Boston University School of Medicine, who presented at MauiDerm in early 2013.

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Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. ( Official Publication of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists. Warfield has more than 32 years' experience, is a leading expert on business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships. She has authored more than 450 articles and 15 books for the consumer, medical and skin care sectors. More



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