What the Natural Surgeon Trades Riches for a Wealth of Smiles
from International Herald Tribune
Geoff Williams drives a dented and dusty 1992 Honda Civic, its partially detached rear panel bobbing with every dip in the road. When he goes home, it's to a paper-cluttered bedroom across the hall from his parents' modest master suite. As a plastic surgeon, Williams could live in a sprawling house, cruise in a snazzy sports car and wear custom-made shoes instead of the $5 pair he snagged at the thrift store a few years back. Instead he spends his money on hundreds of strangers, half a world away. Grown men with rope-like tumors engulfing their eyes, nose, lips. Teenage girls with heads cocked permanently to one side because of burn-tightened skin. But mostly children — with faces split up the middle like a half-open zipper. Williams invests in faces. More
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Proposes New Rule for Sunscreen Products
from PCI Journal
As a continued part of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and their effort to regulate over the counter (OTC) products, a proposed rule was issued to amend the monograph for OTC sunscreen products. This rule addressed the formulation, labeling and testing requirements for UVA and UVB radiation protection. More
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Skin So Smooth: The New Injectables
from The Washington Post
Botox works best at smoothing wrinkled foreheads and crow's feet around the eyes, but thanks to our ever-increasing obsession with fending off the tides of time, there's a new generation of products - skin plumpers/fillers/injectables - that has cropped up to fill in where Botox leaves off. So many different injectable options mean you practically need a road map, so we consulted Boston-based dermatologist Dr. Rachel Herschenfeld, our Skin Sense columnist, on what works for different areas of the face. More
How to Stop Winter from Weathering Your Skin
from Science Daily
All winter flakes are not made of snow. Cold weather wreaks havoc on our skin, sometimes making it dry and flaky. Skin dries out if it's deprived of water and this dryness often causes itchiness, resulting in a condition commonly referred to as "winter itch." More
Cosmetic Doctors Risk Fines Over Ads
from The Age
Cosmetic surgeons risk fines or professional review if they use fake "before and after" photographs in their advertising, under new rules that came into force yesterday.But the Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria has backed away from a proposal, in draft rules released last year, to ban such photos altogether. The new advertising guidelines apply to all medical practitioners but many were framed with the cosmetic surgery industry in mind. More
The New Facelift Procedures: Surgical Vs. Non-Surgical Facelift
from Medical News Today
Facial aging has always been associated with the visual signs of sagging skin. For decades, the favored treatment of this sagging skin has been a facelift. When aging recurred, another facelift was done, and so on. After a second or third facelift, the individual no longer looked natural, and instead had a "tight or pulled" appearance. More
When Should Moles Be Removed?
from Tampa Tribune
One of the most frequent reasons patients consult with a dermatologist is for a "mole check." This important screening examines the skin for possible melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, yet one often curable with early diagnosis. Because melanoma is a cancer of pigment-producing cells known as melanocytes, and moles are composed of clusters of these cells, many patients ask, "Why not remove all my moles?"
About Laser Eyelid Surgery, Traditional Eyelid Surgery And Asian Eyelid Surgery
from Medical News Today
From the 1970's through the 1990's cosmetic eyelid surgery consisted primarily of cutting out skin and fat from the eyelids and reconnecting the skin for a tighter look. However, as time went on, these patients' eyes began to look hollow. More recent eyelid plastic surgery procedures have moved toward preservation and redistribution of the precious eyelid fat. By preserving the fat and redistributing it throughout the eye area, a plump, smooth, youthful look can be achieved, which lasts much longer. More
|Common Drugs and Side Effects: A Handbook for the Aesthetician|
by Pamela Hill
This guide is designed to act as a quick drug reference for the aesthetician who requires information on drugs, their purpose, drug interactions, and potential effects and side effects, especially as they pertain to skin conditions.