Warfield Weekly Update
Dec. 12, 2014

Top 10 professional skin care trends for 2015
Skin Inc.
As the professional skin care industry moves into the middle of the decade, it has become clear that the recession's negative impact is fading, and the industry is poised for growth and adaptation. Beginning in 2014 — and continuing on into 2015 and beyond — professionals had started to feel the freedom and security afforded by a more stable economy, resulting in an exciting time in the spa industry ... one that will form the future of the profession.More

Scalp Botox: Why some women are getting it
Yahoo Beauty
The lengths to which women will go to practically fossilize a blowout knows no bounds. Now, says dermatologist Dr. Francesca Fusco, some are even using Botox to keep their hair looking good. At a recent beauty event, Fusconoted that these women are Botoxing their scalps. It's not to prevent wrinkles, though — they're doing it so they can attend SoulCycle without getting their hair sweaty.More

Red wine antioxidant: Is resveratrol the latest trend in acne treatment?
We've long heard about the anti-aging properties of resveratrol, an antioxidant largely derived from the skin of red grapes. The compound's been credited with the heart-healthy benefits of red wine, and is said to protect the body against the damage linked to various cancers and disease. More

6 rules to prevent overplumping
Select a conservative doctor. The best way to find a board-certified doctor with a less-is-more approach: Get a referral from a friend who has had noninvasive procedures, like fillers or muscle-relaxing injectables — and looks refreshed, not overblown. Then schedule a procedure-free consultation. "You’ll probably pay for the appointment, but it's a good investment to ensure the doctor's vision matches your own," says Dr. Josh Zeichner, assistant professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. More

Dermatologists counsel psoriasis patients on obesity, less on alcohol, tobacco
Skin & Allergy News
Less than half of dermatologists screen or counsel psoriasis patients about alcohol or tobacco use, compared with all patients, but approximately 60 percent screen or counsel psoriasis patients about obesity, based on data from an online survey of 171 dermatologists and dermatology residents. More

Benefiting from CTLA-4 blockade — a genetic rationale
Nature (subscriber article)
Blockade of the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 checkpoint with ipilimumab is effective in prolonging overall survival in 20–25 percent of patients with advanced-stage melanoma. However, why only a subset of patients benefits from CTLA-4 blockade is not known. Now, Jedd Wolchok, Timothy Chan et al. have described the genetic basis.More

How to protect your skin while getting enough vitamin D
While limited dietary sources of vitamin D are available, exposure to ultraviolet radiation is the most effective source of vitamin D for the majority of the world's population. Vitamin D deficiency is unquestionably linked to compromised bone health. While levels of evidence vary, it is also associated with a wide range of other potential health problems. On the other hand, excess UVR exposure is strongly linked to increasing risk of skin cancer.More

Safe and nonsurgical options to reinvent your image
Dr. Ryan Sato has a few helpful suggestions on how to reinvent your image without cosmetic surgery.More

Nestle invests more in skin care strategy with 10 research centers
Nestle will announce plans to open 10 skin care research centers worldwide, deepening its investment in a faster-growing market for health care products. The Swiss company, known globally for its chocolate bars, baby food and coffee, signaled a heightened interest in skin care earlier this year. More

Stretched earlobes lead to trend in corrective surgery
Physicians and professional piercers agree that over the last six years, plastic surgery on enlarged earlobes has become common enough to earn a name: Earlobeplasty. Cosmetic surgeons' groups aren't yet surveying members about it, unlike procedures, such as liposuction, breast implants, tattoo removal and otoplasty. But that could change. More

Botox for slimmer calves?
Yahoo Health
Women are using Botox injections to help fit into skinny jeans, tights and boots. Should you run toward this trend, or back away slowly? More