Warfield Weekly Update
Nov. 21, 2012

Liquid facelift in high demand, creates market for illegal fillers
WFTS-TV
Liquid facelifts rank as the top nonsurgical cosmetic procedure in the nation. The demand for Botox and fillers has triggered a rise in illegal injectables. The Food and Drug Administration has issued an ongoing alert for unlicensed Botox that is shipped in from other countries.More

Fat-derived stem cells hold potential for regenerative medicine
Penn News
As researchers work on reconfiguring cells to take on new regenerative properties, a new review from Penn Medicine cosmetic surgeons sheds additional light on the potential power of adipose-derived stem cells — or adult stem cells harvested from fatty tissue — in reconstructive and regenerative medicine.More

Heavy Duty Beauty: Eyebrow transplant procedure
Ageist Beauty
Ageist Beauty is going to launch a new feature called "Heavy Duty Beauty," where they will interview cosmetic surgeons and aestheticians to hear the scoop on the latest and greatest — as well as some tried and true — cosmetic procedures.More

Psoriasis linked to weight in kids
MedPage Today
Children with psoriasis were more likely to be overweight or obese, an international study showed, although the connection remains unclear. Kids with the inflammatory skin disorder were twice as likely to be overweight as unaffected peers, and obesity was more than four times higher with pediatric psoriasis, Dr. Amy S. Paller of Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, and colleagues found.More

California updates dangerous chemicals list with skin care preservative, emulsifier
CosmeticsDesign.com USA
The state of California has updated its list of chemicals known or suspected to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity with new entries benzophenone and diethanolamine making the list.More

Medical spas explode in popularity, but are they safe?
KYW-TV
Medical spas, known for quick beauty treatments, have exploded in popularity. But as reported by KYW-TV, some people come out burned and scarred. "I literally had black eyes," said Tamara Pierce, a medical spa patient. "It was burning. I was terrified," said Carmella Takacs, a medical spa patient. If done incorrectly, you could end up scarred for life by lasers, which can cause burns. And injections, like Botox, can leave patients with nerve damage and infections.More

Finding the right facial resurfacing procedure for you
Style Magazine
Here is a guide to procedures that revitalize facial skin — from easy everyday fixes to more intense procedures with results that can last years.More

A closer look at OTC skin care products
WALA-TV
Your local drug store has shelves upon shelves of face lotions, washes and products claiming to work miracles on your skin. Wash away acne and remove wrinkles, but do you really know what you're getting? We called in skin care professional Lindsey Beville with Gulf Coast Skin Care and Dermatology to help us look past the hype.More

Canadian seaweed sought for anti-aging properties
CBC/Radio-Canada
A Canadian scientist wants to get a piece of the multibillion-dollar beauty industry by growing rafts of seaweed for a laboratory in Monaco. Thierry Chopin, a biologist with the University of New Brunswick, Saint John, Canada, is growing kelp near Cooke Aquaculture fish farms for Exsymol SAM, a Monaco-based pharmaceutical company.More

Freshen up your skin, hair with new high-tech beauty treatments
KCBS-TV
Beauty treatments are incorporating new technology in ways we've never seen before. Examples of these new technologies are microcurrent treatments that penetrate moisturizers into the skin, minimizing the appearance of wrinkles. Others ingredients such as high-dose vitamin C to strengthen hair; and even some beauty formulations you can eat or drink to improve appearance.More