Warfield Weekly Update
Oct. 18, 2013

Protection from UV rays provided by circadian rhythms in skin stem cells
Medical News Today
Human skin must cope with UV radiation from the sun and other harmful environmental factors that fluctuate in a circadian manner. A study published by Cell Press in the journal Cell Stem Cell has revealed that human skin stem cells deal with these cyclical threats by carrying out different functions depending on the time of day. By activating genes involved in UV protection during the day, these cells protect themselves against radiation-induced DNA damage. The findings could pave the way for new strategies to prevent premature aging and cancer in humans. More

How many cosmetic procedures can be done at once?
Dr. Jonathan Kaplan
I often have patients in the office or at a seminar ask, "How many cosmetic procedures can be done at once?" And the short answer is, "It depends." The longer answer revolves around a few things. First, are the areas of the body that you want to treat in close proximity? Second, how much time can you take off work to recover? And lastly, how many procedures is your plastic surgeon comfortable performing at once? I'll address each of these questions below.More

New botox super-toxin has its details censored
New Scientist
A new type of botulinum toxin — the deadliest substance known — has been discovered. Because it does not yet have an antidote, the DNA sequence behind it has been withheld from public databases. This is the first time a sequence has been kept secret over security concerns.More

Researchers demonstrate technological breakthrough for skin regeneration
Medical News Today
A team of researchers from the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated new multimodal optical microscopy technology that when coupled with advanced image co-registration algorithms, can account for soft-tissue deformations that may occur over the time-course of weeks and months.More

The formulation of green cosmetics remains an obstacle course
Premium Beauty News
Although the palette of green materials has widened in recent years, Organic Monitor finds cosmetic formulators still have to jump through a lot of hoops when using natural ingredients. Formulation, preservation and even the mere measurement of ingredients' sustainability are among the main technical challenges that green cosmetic formulators and brands have to face.More

Finding the right doctor for Botox injections
Miami Herald
Who's the best doctor for Botox injections? Botox, Dysport, Xeomin and injectable fillers are one of the biggest anti-aging advances, well, ever, and even though there's little risk and downtime involved, these treatments are not to be taken lightly — especially when it comes to selecting a doctor. More

Do cosmetic procedures help patients feel better?
Despite the rapid rise in facial cosmetic procedures, there are few studies that investigate their psychological impact on patients, especially among those who undergo minimally invasive procedures using botulinum toxin and fillers to address wrinkles. According to a systematic literature review by researchers with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, published in JAMA Dermatology, limited research does suggest that a number of psychosocial areas improve after patients undergo facial cosmetic procedures.More

Age plays important role in determining cosmetic procedures plan
Skin Inc.
What cosmetic procedure will help you naturally look younger? That depends a lot on how old you are now, says Ft. Worth, Texas, plastic surgeon Dr. Emily J. Kirby. She stresses that a patient's current age plays an important role in determining the procedures most likely to achieve the desired results.More

Botox as a career-builder for boomer men
Dr. David McDaniel, a dermatologist in Virginia Beach, Va., recalled an awkward scene a while back when a husband bumped into his wife at McDaniel's office. Both were there for Botox, but the husband hadn't told his wife he was getting treated. The man quickly threw his arm around McDaniel, pretending the doctor was an old buddy who he had stopped by to visit. "Men are stealthy," McDaniel said. More

Cosmetic facial procedure may not improve quality of life
Counsel & Heal
Botox won't actually make you feel better about yourself, a new study suggests. Despite the rapid rise of facial cosmetic surgery, researchers say there is limited evidence showing that these procedures actually help improve quality of life. While there are some studies that suggest that a number of psychosocial areas improve after patients undergo facial cosmetic procedures, researchers say those studies are weak because they often lack control groups or don't follow patients over time.More

Revealed: How companies can address the beauty needs of cancer sufferers
CosmeticsDesign.com USA
A beauty program which helps women cope with cancer has revealed ways in which companies can tailor their cosmetics products to this group. Look Good Feel Better has demonstrated that specific grooming regimes and products can be more appealing for those suffering from cancer.More

8 things you probably didn't know about deodorant
The Huffington Post
We sweat for a reason. And yet, we spend $18 billion a year trying to stop or at least mask the smell of our sweat. Yep, that's $18 billion a year spent on deodorant and antiperspirants. But even though you use it every day, we doubt you know all of these surprising facts about your swipe sticks.More

Study: Link between psoriasis, kidney problems
HealthDay News via WebMD
People with moderate to severe psoriasis are at increased risk for chronic kidney disease and need to be closely monitored for kidney problems, a large new study suggests. Researchers in Philadelphia analyzed data from nearly 144,000 people, aged 19 to 90, with psoriasis, and a comparison controled group of nearly 690,000 adults without the condition.More

Smoking linked to prevalence and severity of acne
German researchers from Technical University of Munich, Germany, report the results of a study, which found that smoking is a clinically important contributory factor to acne prevalence and severity.More

11 hottest celebrity skin treatments
"I need it now!" For celebrities, that command goes for pressed juice, Céline bags — and skin care. Here, the fastest, craziest ways Hollywood skin pros eradicate zits, cellulite and lines.More

Nutrition plays key role in skin's health
The Express-Times
We've heard of problem skin being treated with everything from salicylic acid to antibiotics. Nutrition plays a key role in skin health, says Meagen McCusker, associate professor of dermatology at the University of Connecticut Health Center.More