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Dec. 21, 2012


The embedded dangers of untested stem cell cosmetics
Scientific American    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When cosmetic surgeon Allan Wu first heard the woman's complaint, he wondered if she was imagining things or making it up. A resident of Los Angeles in her late 60s, she explained that she could not open her right eye without considerable pain and that every time she forced it open, she heard a strange click — a sharp sound, like a tiny castanet snapping shut. After examining her in person, Wu could see that something was wrong: Her eyelid drooped stubbornly, and the area around her eye was somewhat swollen. Six and a half hours of surgery later, he and his colleagues had dug out small chunks of bone from the woman's eyelid and tissue surrounding her eye, which was scratched but largely intact. The clicks she heard were the bone fragments grinding against one another. More

New 'miracle' beauty treatment uses meteorite dust to stave off wrinkles
Ecouterre    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
And you thought moisturizing with snail slime was weird. The latest "miracle" ingredient to emerge from the beauty industry? Powdered meteorite, the active component of Anesi Beauté’s Celestial Secret serum. The self-proclaimed "world's first anti-aging cosmeceutical elixir originating from outer space" claims to be chock-full of minerals that pamper your punim, including a high percentage of calcium, iron and magnesium said to refill wrinkles and restore skin density. More

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Making sure you get more than face value
China Daily USA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Chinese consumers are paying more attention to beauty-enhancing products and services, but they may not be making the right choices or protecting themselves from illegal cosmetic procedures, according to experts. The vast China market is filled with a lot of misinformation, according to Galderma, a dermatology group in Switzerland, which is leading the campaign to make consumers better aware of safety and choices. More

Scientists transform compounds of essential oils into highly valuable personal care product ingredients
Medical News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In a new approach for tapping biomass as a sustainable raw material, scientists are reporting use of a Nobel-Prize-winning technology to transform plant "essential oils" — substances with the characteristic fragrance of the plant — into high-value ingredients for sunscreens, perfumes and other personal care products. More

Facelift results last 5 years
Cosmetic Surgery Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Surgeons can assure patients that the aesthetic results of a facelift will last long-term, based on clinical evidence. Researchers at King Edward VII Hospital, London, and Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit, Glasgow, Scotland, analyzed standardized photographs of 50 patients who underwent primary facelifts with the lead author. More than three-fourths of the patients receiving facelifts maintained their aesthetic improvements for more than 5 1/2 years, researchers found. More

Product Showcase: Pellevé™ Wrinkle Reduction System
Pellevé is a revolutionary innovation in skin tightening, FDA-cleared to treat facial wrinkles without surgery. Using radiowaves, the Pellevé system heats the deep layers of the skin, causing collagen to contract and tighten. After treatment, the skin begins to produce new collagen, improving skin firmness and resulting in a naturally refreshed appearance.

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Study throws new light on how fish collagen fights wrinkles    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
France-based ingredients manufacturer Rousselot says it has conducted clinical studies that give a greater understanding of the action that fish collagen has in the fight against wrinkles. More

Probiotics might limit infant skin problems
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Children who take a supplement of probiotics — those "good" bacteria that live in our guts — are less likely to develop eczema, according to a new review of studies. More

Vitiligo lowers melanoma risk
Dermatology Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Patients with vitiligo may have a lower risk for developing melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer, according to findings of a recent study. Researchers at the University of Amsterdam and colleagues say genetic studies are suggesting that patients with vitiligo have a lower susceptibility to melanoma. More

Scientists uncover cells at the origin of basal cell carcinoma
CORDIS    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For years researchers have been trying to identify the molecular changes that occur in tumor-initiating cells from the very first oncogenic mutation to the development of invasive tumors. The most frequently diagnosed skin cancer in humans is basal cell carcinoma, with over a million such cases reported each year. An European-funded team of researchers led by professor Cédric Blanpain of the Université libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium, has identified the molecular events that occur during basal cell carcinoma initiation. More



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Filler reverses skin cell aging
University of Michigan Health System    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As we get older, the trillions of cells in our body do too. And like us, they become less resilient and able to weather the stress of everyday life. Our skin especially tells the tale of what's happening throughout our bodies. But recently, scientists have learned that aging cells bear only part of the blame for this downward spiral. And a new study shows that it might be possible to slow the decline of aging tissue by focusing on the stuff that surrounds those cells. More

Cosmetic camouflage therapy had emotional benefits for patients
Healio    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Patients with visible facial skin conditions, including vitiligo and acne, reaped significant emotional benefits from cosmetic camouflage therapy, according to study results. Researchers in the department of dermatology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York searched PubMed and Scopus databases to identify studies evaluating quality of life in patients after camouflage therapy for facial skin conditions. Cosmetic camouflage therapy can provide patients with rapid and dramatic results, the researchers said. More

Cosmetic surgery is not just skin deep
The National    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When Kirsten Miller decided to have a cosmetic procedure, she had no idea what she was in for. The story, reported in The National in 2011, tells how Miller believed she was commissioning a simple procedure, a semi-permanent eyeliner tattoo. Instead she was left with unsightly blotches and uneven lines on her face — traumatized by the botched surgery. Many similar cases are reported to health authorities in the United Arab Emirates every year. In a medical field that is growing rapidly, as The National reports, there are alarming numbers of botched surgeries, unregistered practitioners and flawed practices. More

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