Warfield Weekly Update
May. 25, 2012

PCPC responds to sunscreen scrutiny
Modern Salon
With the approach of summer, the spotlight is shining on sunscreen. Experts at the Centers for Disease Control, the American Academy of Dermatology, the Skin Cancer Foundation and healthcare professionals throughout the world emphasize the safety of sunscreens and the importance of their use as part of a safe sun regimen. A recent report issued by the Environmental Working Group questioning sunscreen's safety drew a response from Farah Ahmed, chair of the Personal Care Products Council Sunscreen Task Force.

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    Skin & Allergy News
    Despite the documented increased use of sunscreen and protective clothing in recent years, up to 66 percent of young adults are still getting sunburned at least once a year. The use of tanning beds also continues, according to the May 11 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Report. More

    Watch out for unproven anti-aging treatments
    U.S. News & World Report
    The anti-aging industry is booming. Twenty years ago, there was no such thing as an "anti-aging" or "longevity" clinic. Today, many major cities house dozens. Step inside one, and you'll likely encounter an assortment of remedies that promise youthful entry into the triple digits. There's just one wrinkle. Although often lucrative for physicians, evidence suggests that many of the treatments anti-aging doctors tout don't actually work — and some may be downright dangerous.More

    Melanoma deaths reduced by half in largest study ever
    Skin & Allergy News
    A population-based total-body skin cancer screening program reduces melanoma mortality, according to the results of a landmark German project presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology. More

    Medical needling the new anti-aging procedure
    Doctors have a new weapon against aging that some are using without surgery or lasers. "I pay money to have my face look good, but now my hands are giving me away," said Karen Beneson, patient. At 52, Beneson is no stranger to cosmetic procedures on her face, but now she's ready to rejuvenate her hands. More

    Hair loss pathology identified in pityriasis versicolor lesions
    HealthDay News via Doctors Lounge
    Patients with pityriasis versicolor lesions may experience hair thinning and/or loss within the lesion, according to a study published online May 10 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.More

    Study: Exercise tied to lower risk of psoriasis
    Reuters via Chicago Tribune
    Results from a large U.S. study suggest women who regularly exercise vigorously, including runners and aerobics buffs, may be less likely to get psoriasis than less-active women.More

    Knifeless liquid facelifts
    Beauty In The Bag
    When going under the knife is not an option, but anti-aging creams are not getting the job done, injectable fillers and wrinkle relaxers can be a lifesaver. A few syringes of this and that to lift, smooth and plump can give you an instant "what did she do?" kind of feeling. The "wow" factor is unsurpassed.More

    Beauty product puts sting on age lines
    The Vancouver Sun
    There is nothing like a close-up mirror to cause a woman in her prime to feel the sting of aging. One glance dispels any fantasy that she looks as young as she feels. Ouch. Now, the sting of a bee can take the bite out of that unwelcome reality. A new beauty product just being commercially launched in North America uses bee venom as an alternative to Botox. The Vancouver Island company in Canada launching the product says bee venom can work wonders on those age-defining lines. But unlike Botox, bee venom cream doesn't paralyze facial muscles.More

    Technology letting patients 'try on' plastic surgery
    Before you buy an outfit you usually try it on. If you're shopping for a car you take it for a test drive. But most patients undergo cosmetic surgery without knowing the exact outcome. Now a state-of-the-art 3-D imaging program is being used by surgeons to show patients what they'll look like. When plastic surgeon Dr. James Knoetgen meets with a client at Beautologie in northeast Fresno, Calif., he answers any questions a patient has about their procedure, but what he can "show" them truly is eye opening.More

    Multifunctional creams poised for growth in the US
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    Having work done may not be right for everyone
    The Chronicle Herald
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