Warfield Weekly Update
Dec. 20, 2013

Tests begin on skin cancer detection website
Dermatology Times
A team of dermatologists is beta testing a website designed as a tool to provide early detection of skin cancer. SkinCancerOrNot.com, a free service created by Providence, R.I., dermatologist Dr. Daniel Viders and backed by a team of dermatologists and physician assistants, gives users a secure and anonymous healthcare experience that allows dermatology providers to triage skin growths to determine whether they might be cancerous and need further treatment, according to a news release.More

Hyperpigmentation subtype dictated effectiveness of botanical agents
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology via Healio
Topical botanical therapies were more effective in treating epidermal hyperpigmentation than dermal hyperpigmentation, according to recent results from a systematic review. "The use of botanical therapies for the treatment of hyperpigmentation is promising, although more rigorous clinical studies are needed," the researchers wrote.More

Seeking the path to perfect skin
After years of divided thinking, U.S. dermatologists and U.K. facialists are meeting in the middle. ELLE's Julie Schott investigates the best practices from both sides — and how a perfect blend can lead to your most beautiful skin ever.More

Fibroblast regeneration holds key to anti-aging skin care development
Scientists in the U.K. have identified the unique properties of two different types of skin cell that could pave the way for treatments aimed at reducing the impact of ageing on skin function and repair injured skin.More

Highly effective treatment for excessive scars
Wolters Kluwer Health via Medical New Today
Current laser therapy approaches are effective for treating excessive scars resulting from abnormal wound healing, concludes a special topic paper in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.More

Forever young? You better believe it
The baby boomers have done it again. First, they revolutionized the diaper industry when they were born en masse from 1946 to 1964, and now they are giving the aging process a face-lift. Baby boomers don't feel old, they don't act old and they refuse to look old.More

Winter foods for healthy, beautiful skin
Pomerado News
When you think about where to get our skin care products, places like Sephora, Macy's or Kiehl's probably come to mind. Places that probably don't come to mind are Starbucks, your favorite sushi restaurant or the farmers market. However, a delicious soy cappuccino, a hot cup of miso soup and fresh produce all contain properties essential for healthy skin. More

Underused ablative fractional laser resurfacing considered safe, effective for treating traumatic scars
JAMA Dermatology via Healio
Laser treatment, particularly ablative fractional laser resurfacing, is safe and effective for burn and traumatic scars and should be utilized in combination therapies, according to a consensus of laser therapy physicians.More

Men's skin more sensitive to UV rays than women's
University Herald
Men's skin is more sensitive to ultraviolet exposure than women's skin. As a result, they are more likely to suffer from skin damage like skin cancer and brown spots. "We tend to think of male skin type as tougher, thicker, but actually it's more sensitive," said Dr. Natalie Semchyshyn, assistant professor of dermatology at Saint Louis University, in a press release. "Compared to women, their skin loses moisture faster, is more prone to dryness and doesn't exfoliate as much."More

Cosmetic surgery on the rise among racial, ethnic minorities
Skin Inc.
Across the globe, beauty ideals differ drastically. Many ethnic groups view "beautiful" differently, yet no matter the background, more and more beauty-seekers aren't afraid to turn to plastic surgery to get the aesthetic they want. Caucasian females still make up the majority of patients seeking cosmetic surgery procedures, yet the proportion of racial and ethnic minorities opting for surgical enhancements is increasing.More

Botox being injected by friends
Female First
Botox and fillers are not something that should be entered into lightly, and they most definitely are something that should be administered by a professional, but research shows that's not always the case.More

7 anti-aging tips for soft, smooth hands
The Huffington Post
Nothing reveals age faster than red, cracked, veiny hands. "The skin on the back of the hands is very thin," explains Dr. Stuart Maddin. "Hands are therefore very susceptible to damage, which translates into loose skin, age spots and visible veins."More

AAD updates guidelines for diagnosing, assessing atopic dermatitis
Health e Galaxy
New evidence-based guidelines have been released by the American Academy of Dermatology for the diagnosis and assessment of atopic dermatitis.More