Warfield Weekly Update
Nov. 22, 2013

New imaging tool bypasses blade to check for skin cancer
University of Connecticut via Medical Xpress
You have a suspicious mole on your skin. It doesn't hurt, but it looks different than it did six months ago. You're reluctant to see your dermatologist, because you don't look forward to the idea of having a piece of your skin cut out for a biopsy to be studied under a microscope. At the University of Connecticut Health Center, patients often can avoid the pain and scarring of a biopsy, thanks to a laser imaging tool that enables analysis of the skin at the cellular level.More

Acupuncture and acne: Does it work?
About.com
There are many health and well-being reasons one would schedule an acupuncture appointment. Acne is one of them that might surprise you. Acupuncture has a long history with treating acne. Here's what you need to know before you decide if you should try treating your acne with acupuncture.More

FDA approves luliconazole for tinea pedis
Dermatology Times
The Food and Drug Administration has approved luliconazole (Luzu Cream, 1 percent, Valeant Pharmaceuticals) for the one-week, once-daily treatment of interdigital tinea pedis, tinea cruris and tinea corporis, caused by the organisms Trichophyton rubrum and Epidermophyton floccosum, in patients ages 18 and older.More

New layer to the skin's fight against infection
Medical News Today
The layers of skin that form the first line of defense in the body's fight against infection have revealed a unanticipated secret. The single cell type that was thought to be behind the skin's immune defense has been found to have a doppelganger, with researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute showing the cells, despite appearing identical, are actually two different types. More

Lack of birth control information poses danger for women on common acne drug
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine via HealthNewsDigest.com
Women taking a widely prescribed treatment for acne, known to cause birth defects, often are not fully aware of their contraceptive choices, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, published in JAMA Dermatology, underscore the need to provide women with more information about and greater access to the most effective contraceptives.More

Swiss discovery promises safer Botox in future
GenevaLunch
An international research team that includes a Swiss group from the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen has learned how Botox binds to neurons, a discovery that holds promise for new and safer treatments for a number of medical conditions.More

Look younger, without going under the knife
The Times of India
A recent study suggests that the number of cosmetic procedures opted for, have risen to about 44 percent in the last few years. The study goes on to say that people who undergo such procedures may experience a morale and confidence boost but also may go through certain repercussions later, especially if they're unhappy with how the surgery went. So why would you want to go through something that might not potentially give you any secure results?More

Nonsmoker? You're still at risk for around-the-mouth wrinkles
Real Self
The fine vertical lines that so commonly appear around the lips can be a telltale giveaway of your age. While minimizing their appearance is easy enough with a combination of Botox, Juvederm or other dermal fillers — what causes them in the first place. Here's a look at some top culprits.More

Internet marketing: Don't waste your time on the Internet
By Jeffrey Dobkin
Small business advice: You don't need a "great" website. What Internet marketing expert told you that you did? Is the Web a viable way to earn a living? Sure, if you have the time, the money and the talent. And the staff. Then, add more time, money and staff because everything changes rapidly. Every time Google draws a line, you'll need to jump — and don't worry, they'll tell you how high. Here's what you're doing wrong and what to do about it.More

Survey respondents would seek botulinum toxin lotion treatment for hyperhidrosis
Healio
Survey participants who said they had hyperhidrosis indicated they would be willing to seek potential treatment with an experimental botulinum toxin lotion, according to product developer Anterios. ANT-1207 is a botulinum toxin type A topical lotion under investigation as potential treatment for facial wrinkles, hyperhidrosis and other FDA-approved clinical indications for injectable botulinum, as well as new indications for acne, according to a press release.More

Some journals, organizations leveraging social media
Dermatology Times
A recent study has determined that some academic journals use social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, to greatly increase their exposure to a wider audience. While some organizations and groups have been successful with their social media campaigns, however, most have declined to participate.More

Online skin cancer course improves docs' diagnostic skills
Dermatology Times
A brief, online skin cancer course improved the diagnostic skills of primary care physicians, without impacting dermatology referrals, a recent study suggests.More

Warfield receives Life Achievement Award
SDSS
On Oct. 27 at the Philadelphia Convention Center, Susanne S. Warfield was awarded the Legendary Crystal Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Esthetic Industry by Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa.More