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The ins and outs of using lasers off-label
Dermatology Times
How often do you go off-label when you use laser devices in your practice? Vegas Cosmetic Surgery 2014 Laser Roundtable experts Drs. E. Victor Ross, Michael Gold and David Goldberg share their answers.
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AAD applauds Congress for passing Sunscreen Innovation Act
Skin Inc.
American Academy of Dermatology Association praises Congress for its widespread, bipartisan support of skin health with its passage of the Sunscreen Innovation Act. The move by Congress signals the urgent public health need to make more effective products available to consumers, as skin cancer rates continue to rise at an alarming pace.
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Laser for tattoo removal appears to improve facial acne scarring
The JAMA Network Journals via Medical Xpress
Acne and subsequent scarring can have psychological effects. Lasers are used in the treatment of acne scarring. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of a 755-nm picosecond alexandrite laser, a technology that delivers lower doses of energy theoretically leading to fewer adverse events, for the treatment of unwanted tattoos.
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A new treatment for cellulite that might actually work
Allure
Contributing editor at large Joan Kron writes: At least 85 percent of women have some degree of cellulite and though I don't have a study to prove it, I'm guessing that 100 percent of them despise it. Now, after a succession of massage therapies and creams that never really worked, there is a new, minimally-invasive treatment called Cellfina that promises long-term smoothing of cellulite. "It will revolutionize the treatment of this condition," says Michael Kaminer, a Boston dermatologist and an associate clinical professor of dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine.
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Few adverse events with cosmetic skin procedures
JAMA Dermatology via Medpage Today
Adverse events occurred rarely after cosmetic dermatology procedures, including laser, other forms of energy and injection therapy, according to an analysis of a large prospective database.
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Collagen remodeling after micro-ablative fractional laser resurfacing can be monitored by 2-photon microscopy
Wiley via Phys.org
Many people in the Western world consider it as a social need to hide the effects of aging. For this purpose, different cutaneous rejuvenation treatments have been developed, including a laser-based technique known as laser resurfacing. Skin irradiation with high-power pulsed laser light induces a thermal shock, which stimulates fibroblasts to produce new collagen. To avoid long wound healing time and related risks, an improved method has been developed.
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Cosmetic surgeon: More patients seek treatments to look better in social media photos
WBRC-TV
Believe it or not, selfies and other social media pictures may be changing the plastic surgery business. A recent report says there's a link between the constant sharing of pictures on social media and a bigger demand for cosmetic procedures. Birmingham plastic surgeon Dr. Melanie Petro said she sees clients practically every day who want to feel better about the pictures they're taking and are willing to go under the knife to make that happen.
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6 treatments that will leave people looking more natural
HealthNewsDigest.com
Celebrities going overboard with plastic surgery is nothing new. There have been numerous ones over the years that have made headlines just for the drastic and unrealistic changes they have made. But for the average person, it doesn't need to be like that. They can get the changes they want and still maintain a natural look. It all comes down to the procedures they choose and where they decide to have them done.
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Skin cancer: How effective are smartphone apps for early detection?
Medical News Today
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., accounting for almost half of all cancers. But if it is detected early — before it has spread to other parts of the body — it is almost always curable. There are now an array of smartphone applications available claiming to aid early detection of skin cancer. But how effective are they?
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Allergan escapes Valeant's pursuit, agreeing to be bought by Actavis
The New York Times (tiered subscription model)
After seven months of bids, bluster and lawsuits, the hedge fund manager William A. Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals appear to be giving up their pursuit of Allergan, the maker of Botox, as another big drug maker has trumped their hostile bid.
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Cosmeceutical and Prescription Products Combining Safely and Effectively

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Prescription medications have long been the standard of care for many skin conditions. It is becoming evident that achieving and maintaining healthy skin requires a holistic treatment plan for each patient. Customized daily care regimens that address each patient’s unique skin challenges can provide more dramatic outcomes than can be attained with prescriptions alone.

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