Warfield Weekly Update
Mar. 16, 2012

First acne treatment guidelines for children revealed
Skin & Allergy News
New acne management recommendations from the American Acne and Rosacea Society are the first guidelines to specifically address pediatric acne. The comprehensive guidelines provide a simple and efficient classification scheme and offer detailed algorithms for the treatment of each category.More

States eye limits on indoor tans for teens
USA Today
Eighteen states are considering measures banning the use of indoor tanning devices for those under 18, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Five more are weighing increased regulation, such as requiring parental consent. "It's a major push this year," said Ron Moy of the American Academy of Dermatology.More

Cosmetic surgery: A fountain of youth for men, too
The Miami Herald
Cosmetic surgery for men, including noninvasive procedures, is on the rise, and it no longer is a closely held secret. From nose jobs and "man-boob" reduction, to liposuction, eyelid work, hair restoration and face and neck lifts, men are seeking to improve their appearance, both for themselves and to be attractive to others. More

Zelboraf skin cancer medication launches in UK
Medical News Today
Malignant melanoma cases are on the rise in the U.K., with about 10,000 individuals diagnosed each year. This specific type of cancer claims 2,300 deaths annually and disproportionately affects young people. The European Commission has licensed a new life-extending drug for adults with advanced inoperable melanoma or whose cancer has spread. Vemurafenib is now available in the U.K. by Roche under the name of Zelboraf as the first personalized treatment that demonstrated to increase patients' survival time with a specific BRAF gene mutation.More

Preventing the skin cancer, not just the sunburn
Medical Xpress
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released new requirements for sunscreens that will go into effect by this summer, but consumers should already be looking for new labels. Until now, sunscreen rules have mainly focused on preventing sunburns, which are caused by ultraviolet B radiation from the sun. Many sunscreens did not protect consumers from ultraviolet A rays, which contribute to both skin aging and skin cancer.More

Tanning bed study further proves risk
Chicago Tribune
Women who use tanning salons have a somewhat increased risk of skin cancer, according to a study that adds to evidence that baking in a tanning bed can be as bad as baking under the sun. The study, by a team at Harvard Medical School, looked at data from nearly 730,000 nurses followed for 20 years and found that women who used tanning beds in their youth were more likely than others to develop skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma in particular.More

Study: New gel treats precancerous skin condition in days
HealthDay News via MSN Health
A newly approved gel appears effective in treating a condition called actinic keratosis, which is a common precursor to squamous cell skin cancer, a new study finds. Earlier topical treatments took weeks or even months to treat the condition, but the new product — Picato gel — can work in a matter of days, according to the report in the March 15 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.More

TCA peel after lift improves skin texture
Skin & Allergy News
In the early 1980s, combining facelift procedures with chemical skin peeling was considered a no-no because of skin necrosis concerns. But Dr. David M. Morrow, founder and director of the Rancho Mirage, Calif.–based Morrow Institute, had a hunch that chemical peels that were made from phenols might be causing the necrosis, not those made from trichloroacetic acid. His research combining TCA peels with lifting procedures was presented at this year's AACS Annual Scientific Meeting. More

Look closer at plastic surgery business ethics
The Bakersfield Californian
For years, consumer groups and patient advocates have warned about the difference between cosmetic procedures done by plastic surgeons, who complete several years of training in specialized surgery, and those done by other doctors who may have little training in such procedures but heavily market their services at discount prices. But sometimes it takes hearing a personal story of horror to really get the message. More

Combined therapy of acne medications offers new treatment option for patients
Science Codex
A combined therapy of common acne medications was shown to be a potent regimen for treating patients with severe facial acne, according to two published studies involving Henry Ford Hospital.More

More young woman try to beat wrinkles with preventive Botox, thermage treatments
ABC News
VideoBrief In a society that has become obsessed with youth, there is a growing trend of young women, many still in their 20s, taking dramatic and expensive measures to stop the signs of aging before they happen with nonsurgical treatments. Preventive Botox injections and costly thermage, a hot radio frequency treatment that tightens and lifts skin that is all the rage among celebrities, are the latest cosmetic procedures used to stop crow's feet in their tracks.More

Breakthrough advanced skin cancer pill available in Britain
The Telegraph
VideoBrief Oncologists say vemurafenib, marketed by drugs firm Roche as Zelboraf, will transform the treatment of advanced malignant melanoma, after decades without a major medical advance. One trial showed the twice-daily pill could increase survival among those whose skin cancer had spread to other organs by as much as 8 to 10 months.More

Transformation MediSpa launches new Houston medical spa website
World News Report
Whether you are looking for a whole-body beauty makeover or a relaxing facial that will leave your skin glowing, Transformation MediSpa has launched a new website to inform and educate customers about the face and body beauty treatments and services available at their Houston medical spa.More

Hourly Rate Survey Results
In the March 9 issue of the Warfield Weekly Update, we asked, "What is the range of your hourly rate?"

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Attend the 10th Anniversary Meeting
Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists
Courtyard Marriott in San Diego
March 19—21


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