Warfield Weekly Update
Jun. 20, 2014

Sunscreen doesn't protect against skin cancer?
New research published in the journal Nature gives us some insight into the molecular reasons why UV light causes skin cancer, and also key evidence that sunscreen doesn't completely protect against UV damage to the skin. As we head into the summer months, this information is vital to protecting yourself against skin damage.More

More than 1/2 of consumers considering cosmetic procedures
More than half of consumers are considering a cosmetic skin procedure to improve their appearance, according to newly released survey data from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. According to data from more than 8,300 consumer respondents to the 2014 ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures, 52 percent of respondents currently are considering aesthetic treatments, such as wrinkle-relaxing injections or skin-tightening procedures. More

Smoothened inhibitors provide new options for BCC treatment
Dermatology Times
Since the dawn of smoothened inhibitors, patients with locally advanced and metastatic basal cell carcinoma now have a new and effective treatment alternative beyond the traditional and less optimal treatment approaches, such as surgery and radiotherapy. More

Laser-beam helmet to stimulate hair growth via blood flow to scalp
Medical Daily
Hair loss is a sensitive topic for many women, especially since it's been mistakenly characterized as a "man's disease." While hair products, weaves and wigs only provide a temporary solution for women, the cure to female baldness may be in wearing a helmet. A California firm's love child, Theradome Laser Helmet, claims to stimulate hair growth and development by firing cool lasers at the scalp to target hair follicles, stimulate microcirculation and improve cells' metabolism.More

Light treatment skin care: How to fight aging, acne, redness, breakouts
Beauty World News
From vampire face-lifts to bee venom facials, we all are constantly on the search for the newest anti-aging treatment. The latest trend takes away the bizarre elements and returns to a basic concept: light. According to our resident expert Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Peter Geldner, this new innovation will have you seeing the light.More

The 20 most wrinkled cities in America
Your morning commute may be aggravating, but did you know it actually can give you wrinkles? That's one of several findings in a new study commissioned by RoC Skincare in partnership with independent research firm Sperling's BestPlaces, which linked a correlation between skin aging and overall city lifestyle. Criteria included factors like stress index, occupational factors, climate, ozone pollution, diet and fitness.More

Psoriasis in patients with skin of color
Dermatology Times
Psoriasis in nonwhite patient populations is not well described, according to Dr. Andrew F. Alexis, director of the Skin of Color Center at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, Mount Sinai Health System, New York. "If one were to research the published medical literature on psoriasis in blacks, for example, one would find very little information about any differences in clinical presentation or differences in quality of life or in the epidemiology," said Alexis.More

How to help a patient choose the correct cosmetic procedure
Healthcare Professionals Network
The more specifically patients frame the "bothersome issues" that led them to consider elective cosmetic surgery, the higher their likelihood of achieving successful surgical outcomes. Asking prospective patients targeted questions, like "How long has this issue been bothering you?" and "How do you see the potential for improvement from the procedure impacting your life?" in their initial consultation appointments, can help patients make informed decisions on whether or not a procedure is appropriate for them. More

Estheticians can have a high success rate treating acne
By Mary Freihofner
Acne is the No. 1 reason in the United States for visits to a dermatologist, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These patients may also complain of accompanying skin irritation. Often dermatologists and their patients become frustrated when the acne will not clear, and both may surrender to the acne in defeat. But there are other successful options. A trained esthetician will often perform extractions of pustules, black heads, closed comedones and sebum clogged pores.More

Facial aesthetics market to double by 2020
Professional Beauty Magazine
The global facial aesthetics market is set to double in size by 2020, according to a new report business intelligence company GBI Research. The market was worth $2.5 billion in 2013, and GBI Research predicts it will hit $5.4 billion in 2020, growing at a rate of over 10 percent per year.More

Complementing cultural perceptions of beauty
Dermatology Times
Perceived beauty goes beyond numeric values and divine proportions. In fact, beauty in the beholder's eyes is a collage of geographic, ethnic and demographic influences, according to research published in the March issue of Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.More

Facebook photo analysis generates personalized skin care recommendations
All those selfies you posted on Facebook can help create a profile of your skin and reveal your true skin tone, as well as show you how your skin has changed over time. That is, if you use Beautiful Me, an app that was developed by ModiFace, the same company that created the 3-D Photo-Realistic Augmented Reality Mirror. Beautiful Me is a new mobile app that uses patented big data technology to conduct a skin analysis of the user's Facebook photos and create a skin profile for the user.More

5 noninvasive cosmetic procedures
As summer stakes a claim, increased exposure to the sun can lead to increased cosmetic concerns. Whether you want laser hair removal or leg vain therapy for an upcoming beach getaway, doctors say there's a procedure for you.More

FDA approves new topical onchomycosis drug
Dermatology Times
The Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug application for Jublia — efinaconazole 10 percent, Valeant — a topical treatment for onychomycosis of the toenails.More

How probiotics will improve your skin
New York Magazine
The latest to join the is-it-bad-or-is-it-good debate are probiotics. On Reddit skin care message boards, the benefits and detriments of probiotics are hot topics, with some claiming that they are an acne miracle cure and others blaming them for cystic acne.More