Warfield Weekly Update
Nov. 8, 2013

Examining molecular influences on aging
Dermatology Times
How do we age? That was the weighty question to kick off a presentation by Dr. Barbara A. Gilchrest, Boston University School of Medicine, who presented at MauiDerm in early 2013. In the skin, there are two distinct components of aging: intrinsic and extrinsic aging processes, Gilchrest notes. Intrinsic aging entails the clinical, histologic and physiologic changes realized in sun-protected skin of older adults. Extrinsic aging is what is commonly called photoaging, or the clinical, histologic and physiologic changes seen in the habitually sun-exposed skin of older adults. "There is a striking contrast clinically between these two processes," she says.More

Deal with aging skin and boost your self-esteem say experts
CosmeticsDesign.com USA
U.S. scientists claim that wearing sunscreen daily, using retinol creams and make-up with a sun protection factor of 30+ are the best way to slow the skin's aging process and this could, in turn, boost self-esteem.More

Defying time: Look younger, longer with cosmetic procedures
A diligent skin care routine and good genes can only go so far when fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores, sagging skin and dark spots come calling. Since there's no such thing as a miracle in a bottle, more women — and men — are turning to noninvasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures to erase signs of aging.More

FDA OKs cheek volume filler Juvéderm Voluma XC
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Juvéderm Voluma XC to correct age-related volume deficits in the midface in adults aged 21 years and older, the company announced recently.More

More women under 30 getting Botox injections
It's a party in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., on a Wednesday night complete with champagne, but it's not your average party. The party was for women interested in learning more about Botox. And that's not the only thing that made the party different. All of the women at the party were under the age of 30. More

Topical treatment alone insufficient for many NMSCs
Dermatology Times
Except in limited instances, an expert says, topical therapies for medical management of nonmelanoma skin cancers work best as adjuncts to surgery. As monotherapy, says Dr. Fiona O'Reilly Zwald, "I typically use topical agents (off-label) for AKs, superficial basal cell carcinomas and perhaps squamous cell carcinoma in situ. However, I would not use topical agents for more invasive SCC or nodular BCC. That's where surgery is needed."More

Multiple modalities for treating atopic dermatitis
Contemporary Pediatrics
Management of atopic dermatitis always is a topic of key interest for pediatricians because of the prevalence of this dermatologic disorder, its chronic nature and its negative impact on quality of life. In his presentation "Update on Atopic Dermatitis," Dr. Fred Ghali provides a therapeutic update on appropriate treating plans.More

Best practices for temple rejuvenation
Dermatology Times
An expert panel discusses best practices and techniques at the 2013 Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology meeting. What product do you choose for temple revolumization, what device do you use to inject and in what plane do you inject?More

For skin, vitamins preferable to Accutane
Washington Square News
Whether in middle school, high school or college, having blemishes on your face always is distressing. A major factor as to why people struggle with persistent acne is because they have not found the right product for their skin type, given the vast amount of treatments on the market today. One particularly confusing product genre is vitamin skin care.More

Human immune system shapes skin microbiome
Medical News Today
Our skin plays host to millions of beneficial and potentially disease-causing microorganisms; however, whether our immune system influences these microbial communities to prevent disease is unknown. In a study published online in Genome Research, researchers have explored the microbes living on the skin of patients with primary immunodeficiencies with eczema-like skin conditions.More

10 things plastic surgeons won't tell you
Dentists, gynecologists or barely trained spa technicians — it seems like everyone's offering anti-aging treatments these days. And no wonder: Cosmetic treatments are a lucrative business with $11 billion spent in the U.S. in 2012, up 5.5 percent from 2011, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. That's appealing not only to physicians hoping to offset the costs of higher malpractice premiums and lower reimbursements from insurance carriers, but also to so-called medical spas that don't even have a doctor on site when certain treatments are administered. More

Baldness cure a step closer with promising new treatment
Medical News Today
For the first time, a team of scientists reports successfully growing human hairs from dermal papilla cells taken from the inside of donor hair follicles. The team, from Columbia University Medical Center in the U.S. and Durham University in the U.K., says their technique generates new human hair growth, rather than simply redistributing hair follicles from one part of the scalp to another.More

Management lessons learned from HealthCare.gov launch
By Mike Wokasch
The embarrassing and problematic launch of HealthCare.gov is nothing short of incomprehensible in our well-established technology driven world of commerce. How could it be that the U.S. government could not put up a functioning website to support applications and enrollment for health insurance? If you are managing a small or large project, here are a few axioms that don't appear to have been taken into consideration when HealthCare.gov was constructed and launched. These lessons apply not only to launching new websites, but also to understanding how to manage large and small projects regardless of their complexity and regardless of the industry in which you work.More

Can Juvéderm add volume to sunken checks?
Juvéderm definitely can be used as a filler in the cheeks. This is an off label use but can be safely done.More

Consumers confused about sunscreen SPF ratings
Dermatology Times
Some misconceptions have sprung up about sunscreen SPF values. Vice president of research and development at Johnson & Johnson consumer products Dr. Curtis Cole sees a need to dispel some myths — as well as a need for dermatologists to do a better job of educating their patients about sun protection.More

Anti-aging supplement often don't live up to the claims made about them
The Washington Post
Researchers and scientists have been working to discover the fountain of youth, but the leap from a scientist's lab to your medicine cabinet is enormous.More