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Nov. 29, 2013

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Discovery of genomic variant associated with sun sensitivity, freckles
Medical News Today
Researchers have identified a genomic variant strongly associated with sensitivity to the sun, brown hair, blue eyes and freckles. In the study of Icelanders, the researchers uncovered an intricate pathway involving the interspersed DNA sequence, or noncoding region, of a gene that is among a few dozen that are associated with human pigmentation traits. The study by an international team, including researchers from the National Institutes of Health, was reported in the online edition of the journal Cell.
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1st topical pharmacologic therapy to enter clinical trials for 'double chin'
Medical News Today
Topokine Therapeutics has initiated dosing in a phase 2, randomized controlled clinical trial of XAF5 Gel for reduction of excess submental fat, commonly known as "double chin." XAF5 Gel is a proprietary skin formulation of a compound already known to reduce fat around the human eye. Study participants are applying XAF5 Gel or placebo once a night to skin under the chin.
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Online tool assesses risk of hair loss
Women fearing hair loss can now assess their risk through a unique online analytical tool developed by the manufacturers of a caffeine-based shampoo, proven to stem female alopecia. The "hairoscope," developed by German company that manufacturers Plantur39 Phyto-Caffeine shampoo, which promotes hair growth and slows hair loss in women, is based on scientific research and analyses the most important influencing factors in hair growth and loss.
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Index reliable, valid in assessing postinflammatory hyperpigmentation from acne
A postacne hyperpigmentation index displayed good reliability and validity in scoring patients with skin of color and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation as a result of acne vulgaris, according to recent study results.
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Skin cancer can get more dangerous for men
Hindustan Times
Men are less likely than women to develop skin cancer, but they are more likely to die from the disease due to lack of awareness, says Iain Mack of The MOLE Clinic. The facts about skin cancer has been revealed following the Hollywood star Hugh Jackman's scare. Recently, Jackman revealed his skin cancer problem and how early detection made his life easier.
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FDA approves Varithena injectable foam for treating varicose veins
The Wall Street Journal
BTG announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Varithena, its polidocanol injectable foam, for the treatment of patients with incompetent veins and visible varicosities of the great saphenous vein system. Varithena is a pharmaceutical-grade, low-nitrogen, polidocanol foam dispensed from a proprietary canister device. In two pivotal, placebo-controlled Phase III trials, VANISH-1 and VANISH-2, Varithena achieved a clinically meaningful improvement in the symptoms of superficial venous incompetence and the appearance of visible varicosities and addressed the underlying venous incompetence in the majority of patients treated.
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What's really lurking on your loofah? Dermatologists tell the gross truth
The Huffington Post
Using a loofah — plus a richly lathered body wash and some aromatherapy candles — can make an at-home spa treatment feel like you're getting pampered at a posh spa. Those spongy pouf balls also make for great exfoliators, especially around this time of the year when our skin is extra dry and flaky. But reaching for the same loofah when you take a warm shower or bath potentially could do more harm than good to your skin.
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What age is too old for cosmetic procedures?
Dermatology Times
According to an opinion piece published in JAMA Dermatology, when considering the appropriate ages for aesthetic procedures, the question isn't so much "What age is too young" as it is "What age is too old?" In that edition's Viewpoint feature, the authors Drs. Heather K. Hamilton and Kenneth A. Arndt of SkinCare Physicians, Chestnut Hill, Mass., write that deeply-etched facial lines that develop as patients age "are caused by repeated folding of the skin and include lines of facial expression and sleep lines," and that in young adulthood these lines predict "the unique pattern of facial wrinkling that will be seen without expression years later."
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NipTuck Coach offers helpful cosmetic surgery advice
If you have ever considered fillers, Botox or plastic surgery, but have been overwhelmed by the choices and decisions to make, a NipTuck Coach might be right for you. A medical matchmaker can help you with everything from understanding the options to finding the right doctor for you.
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FDA on sunscreen approval process: 'We are more frustrated than you' USA
Representatives of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently appeared before a committee where they were asked to shed some light on the likes of lengthy approving processes.
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    Nonphysician laser procedures draw more lawsuits (Dermatology Times)
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AAD identifies 5 unnecessary skin care treatments ( USA)
9 antioxidants that can help prevent premature skin aging (The Huffington Post)
Online skin cancer course improves docs' diagnostic skills (Dermatology Times)

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Dermatologist Q-and-A: Navigating neurotoxins' differences
Dermatology Times
Q: We now have three neurotoxins in our marketplace. Do you feel that these neurotoxins differ, and if so, how? A: I use all three. I definitely think they're different. I primarily use Botox, but I think it's somewhat out of habit. I use Dysport around the eyes because it does gives a little more spread and a little more freeze. Some people do well with Dysport, others do better with Botox and some don't do well with either. If that's the case, Xeomin can be used as a successful alternative.
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Beyond insurance: How to protect both the business and personal assets
By David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, and Jason M. O'Dell, MS, CWM
In our litigious society, business owners, as well as their companies, are high-visibility lawsuit targets. Lawsuits and claims from employees, customers, competitors and even the government are part of doing business today — in virtually every field, including dermatology practice. Unfortunately, many such owners and business executives think that insurance is the only viable protection tool to shield their businesses and themselves from such litigation risks. However, as we will explore in this article, insurance policies have their limitations and drawbacks. Moreover, there are other techniques that can be explored to shield and build wealth and often save taxes. If you are interested in learning how to shield your business and personal assets while also reducing taxes and building wealth, please read on.
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Study: Acne drug users need to know birth control options
Women using a popular acne drug that causes birth defects need better information about how to keep from getting pregnant, a small study suggests.

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Some journals, organizations leveraging social media
Dermatology Times
A recent study has determined that some academic journals use social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, to greatly increase their exposure to a wider audience. While some organizations and groups have been successful with their social media campaigns, however, most have declined to participate.

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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.

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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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