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Dec. 13, 2013

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Why glycation is responsible for aging skin
Everyone's talking about glycation lately, but no one really knows what it means, exactly. Although the scientific knowledge has been around for decades, it's become a veritable beauty buzzword these days: anti-glycation diets, anti-glycation skin care. If you're short on time, here you go: eating sugar breaks down your collagen and you should drink more green tea. If you want more details, keep reading.
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Topical products applied before microneedle therapy led to facial granulomas
Applying topical products before microneedle therapy introduced facial hypersensitivity reactions in women, according to recent study results. Researchers studied three women who developed facial granulomas after receiving microneedle therapy for skin rejuvenation. Patients' biopsy results showed foreign body type granulomas and tissue culture results were negative.
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Pathway activation could restart hair follicle growth
Dermatology Times
Researchers have identified a molecular pathway that, when activated, can stimulate hair growth in dormant hair follicles. Scientists with Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, looked at Wnt proteins — molecular messengers that deliver information between cells and activate signaling through the intracellular molecule beta-catenin, according to a news release.
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AAD updates guidelines for diagnosing, assessing atopic dermatitis
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New evidence-based guidelines have been released by the American Academy of Dermatology for the diagnosis and assessment of atopic dermatitis. Recommendations on treatment for atopic dermatitis, culled from scientific literature review, were subdivided into four sections to update and expand information and recommendations published in 2004.
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Dermoscopy differentiated superficial BCC from other BCC subtypes
Dermoscopy effectively distinguished superficial basal cell carcinomas from other subtypes of basal cell carcinoma, according to recent study results. Researchers conducted a retrospective evaluation of dermoscopic images of histopathically confirmed basal cell carcinomas for predefined criteria to differentiate superficial BCC from other BCC subtypes.
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5-fluorouracil may put some patients at risk
Dermatology Times
A new study suggests that topical 5-fluorouracil may increase the risk of morpheaform basal cell carcinoma in patients with previous skin cancers.
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Oculus obtains FDA 510(k) approval for Microcyn scar management hydrogel
Medical Devices Business Review
Oculus Innovative Sciences has obtained 510(k) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its new Microcyn scar management HydroGel, intended to manage old and new hypertrophic and keloid scarring resulting from burns, general surgical procedures and trauma wounds.
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Dermatologists expected to increase prescribing Stelara after FDA approval for psoriatic arthritis
About one-third of surveyed dermatologists expect to modestly increase prescribing ustekinumab as a first-line biologic for adults with active psoriatic arthritis, according to survey results from Decision Resources. Ustekinumab received FDA approval for the indication as monotherapy or in combination with methotrexate in September.
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What types of acne are most likely to scar?
Not simply the bane of high school students the night before prom, acne can occur during any phase of life. While some people relatively have clear skin that only breaks out once in a while, others are chronically fighting a frustrating battle against severe acne. Fortunately, most people stop suffering from breakouts once they reach their 30s, but severe acne can leave behind a permanent problem: acne scars.
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6 regulatory and procedural hurdles for multistate telemedicine
For the most part, the laws that govern the practice of medicine in the United States are state laws. And a 1980 Federal statute says jurisdiction of those laws is based on the patient's location, not the doctors. That's tough news for a mobile health company that wants to establish any sort of multistate telemedicine practice, whether it's evaluating moles and blemishes via store-and-forward dermatology or doing virtual video consultations on an iPad.
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Winter skin troubles solved
Dry skin is dry skin, right? Nope. Everyone's complexion is a little bit different, so when cold air hits, your best defense depends on your skin type, lifestyle, habits and even your skin tone. Fox News looked at some of the most common characteristics of winter skin and asked the experts about how to deal with them safely and effectively. Here's how to keep the skin on your face — and body — soft, supple and strong, all season long.
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7 anti-aging tips for soft, smooth hands
The Huffington Post
Nothing reveals age faster than red, cracked, veiny hands. "The skin on the back of the hands is very thin," explains Dr. Stuart Maddin. "Hands are therefore very susceptible to damage, which translates into loose skin, age spots and visible veins."

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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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Highly effective treatment for excessive scars
Medical News 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.

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