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Dec. 6, 2013

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The essential truth about acne
Skin Inc.
One of the most worrisome and prevalent skin care problems many people suffer through at some point in their lives is some degree of acne — whether it's blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules or blemishes. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, approximately 85 percent of all people have acne at some point in their lives. This common disorder can range from mild to severe, can sometimes cause extensive scarring and usually occurs between the ages of 12–50.
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3-D imaging tracks port wine stain changes
Dermatology Times
A new study shows that 3-D high-precision surface imaging can be used to monitor changes in the area and volume of port wine stains following laser treatment. A research team led by Dr. Alice Frigerio of Harvard Medical School, Boston, conducted a retrospective review involving 55 patients with 59 port wine stains treated over a 20-month time period. 3-D surface imaging photogrammetric software was used to measure the area and volume of the lesions before and after a series of sequential pulsed dye laser and/or alexandrite laser treatments.
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How DIY Botoxers risk permanent facial paralysis
Daily Mail
Experts have issued a health warning against carrying out nonsurgical cosmetic procedures on yourself or allowing untrained friends to do them, saying doing so risks permanent facial paralysis. In an alarming new trend for DIY Botox, some 13 percent of people undergoing intense, nonsurgical cosmetic treatments, such as chemical peels or Botox injections have been treated by untrained friends, while four percent are self-administering, according to research.
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SPF recommendations: Should they change?
Practical Dermatology
Skin cancer prevention is the dermatology equivalent of general health advocacy in primary care. Rarely is UV protection the focus of our patient visits, but it is critical that we routinely prompt our patients about the importance of sun avoidance. To that effect, although UV protection is a multifaceted process, sunscreen may be the one product with which dermatologists are most associated. Whether we wrap our patient visits with friendly reminders to "always remember the sunscreen" or we're fielding questions about which brands or SPF values to use, being prepared to give clear, concise information about sunscreen remains an essential part of our job as dermatologists.
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Scientists discover how marine algae can help treat acne
The Fish Site
Research by marine scientists at the University's internationally renowned Institute of Aquaculture revealed the cleansing qualities of certain fatty acids, including some produced by algae. They found these fatty acids prevent the growth of Propionibacterium acnes, a bacterium, which causes the common skin condition.
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New technologies enhance skin care techniques
The cosmetics and skin care floor at Saks Fifth Avenue is probably not the first place that pops to mind when you think of where to find cutting-edge technology, but head over to the IOMA Paris section and you'll find the Sphere 2, a globe filled with all sorts of sensors and lights and cameras, which developers say make up the first 4-D skin measuring device. It's designed to help you find the perfect, most tailored lotions and cremes specifically for your skin type.
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Dermal fillers give patients 'liquid facelift'
The Oakville Beaver
Injectable dermal fillers may be an option for patients looking to restore a youthful look to their face without undergoing surgery. These products have been referred to within the skin care industry as "liquid facelifts" because they offer many of the benefits of a surgical facial procedure without the downtime. Though they can't address excess sagging skin, these soft tissue fillers can add more volume; make the lips appear fuller; enhance shallow contours; or soften facial creases and wrinkles.
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'Friendly' bacteria may help prevent eczema
News FIX
Probiotics — the "friendly" bacteria often found in yoghurt products — may help protect newborn babies from developing eczema for up to four years, say Finnish researchers. The findings, by researchers from Turku University Central Hospital, suggest the bacteria have a longer lasting effect than was previously thought. Previous studies concluded that the protection only lasted for two years.
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Symbiosis of skin microbiota, immune system govern disease
Dermatology Today
A proof of concept study has demonstrated for the first time that the complement portion of the immune system and the cutaneous microbiome interact in a symbiotic way to maintain skin health. Better understanding this interaction may provide new targets for interventions to prevent and treat diseases such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.
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Vitamin D and psoriasis
Practical Dermatology
Psoriasis vulgaris is a common chronic autoimmune disease manifesting as thick scaly red plaques on the skin. It is often triggered by an infection or stress, however the antigen that triggers the abnormal immune cycle is unknown. Patients with psoriasis are more prone to other autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome. Patients with psoriasis live approximately four years less than the general population. Although many susceptibility genes have been identified, there is still no cure. Over the last several years, researchers have learned more about vitamin D, its role in the immune system and its role in psoriasis. Ahead, we will review these findings and elucidate implications for care.
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    1st topical pharmacologic therapy to enter clinical trials for 'double chin' (Medical News Today)
What's really lurking on your loofah? Dermatologists tell the gross truth (The Huffington Post)
FDA approves Varithena injectable foam for treating varicose veins (The Wall Street Journal)
What age is too old for cosmetic procedures? (Dermatology Times)
Discovery of genomic variant associated with sun sensitivity, freckles (Medical News Today)

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Highly effective treatment for excessive scars
Medical New Today
Current laser therapy approaches are effective for treating excessive scars resulting from abnormal wound healing, concludes a special topic paper in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
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Blocking nerve cells could halt eczema's itch
Allergic Living
Scientists have discovered that blocking certain nerve cells could not only treat eczema, but prevent associated issues — such as asthma and allergies — from developing later in life. In the past, eczema research has primarily focused on the immune system's role in the development of the incredibly itchy, scaly rash associated with the condition. Now, researchers from the University of California, Davis, found that nerve cells in the skin, which are responsible for the sensation of itching, actually are the "first responders" in the disease. These neurons not only cause the urge to scratch, but also play a role in recruiting the immune cells, which cause other symptoms to appear, say the study authors.
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Using Botox to improve appearance
Back in the 1950's, scientists discovered botulinum toxin could reduce muscle spasms. That led to the development of Botox. In 2002, the FDA approved Botox to treat wrinkles between the eyebrows. In September, Botox was approved for use on lines around the eyes. That got us wondering if more people are using Botox now and what about a recent report suggesting Botox be started early for the best results? WNYT-TV reporter visited a plastic surgery office for answers.
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Botox being injected by friends
Female First
Botox and fillers are not something that should be entered into lightly, and they most definitely are something that should be administered by a professional, but research shows that's not always the case.

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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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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."

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