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June. 3, 2011
More men visiting dermatology practices to undergo cosmetic procedures
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine    Share    Share on
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The number of men choosing to have cosmetic procedures surpassed 1 million last year, giving a shot in the arm to the field of cosmetic medicine. Alexander S. Gross, M.D., in Cumming, Ga., has treated male cosmetic dermatology patients for 15 years, but he says the number has increased from less than 5 percent to at least 10 percent of his cosmetic practice over the past five years. More


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Fighting pimples and wrinkles at the same time
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Companies like Procter & Gamble Co., Clorox Co. and L'Oreal SA are launching growing numbers of over-the-counter products targeted at adults with acne. And dermatologists say they are seeing more adults seeking treatment for the condition, especially women between the ages of 20 and 40. One result: more creams that treat both wrinkles and pimples. More

The rise of 'ethnic' dermatology
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Tucked down a narrow hallway in Davindra Singh's sprawling Toronto dermatology clinic is a tanning booth. It's about as tall as Dwayne Wade and outfitted with 48 slender fluorescent bulbs. At a time when most dermatologists are urging their patients to drop their fake 'n' bake habits, Singh spent $20,000 on the machine, which some of his patients use three times a week. More

8th Annual Meeting webinars available
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The NCEA Commission on Accreditation (COA) approved these webinars for 1.0 CE each through March 8, 2013. For more information on the COA, please visit

Cosmetic Chemistry for the SkinCare Specialist
Presented by Ivana Velkovic, PhD

The ever-evolving aesthetics industry is consistently being introduced to new and exciting ideas for treating the skin. With all that is available, it can often be difficult to determine which products will be effective. Developing a basic understanding of cosmetic chemistry is an excellent way to ensure that formulations are stable, utilize appropriate percentages of active ingredients and penetrate properly into the skin. 1.0 CE.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skincare specialist will be able to:
1) Describe the basics of cosmetic chemistry.
2) Discuss the importance of proper formulation.
3) Analyze product ingredients on a label.
4) Recognize formulations that use active ingredients.

To order this CE webinar:
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Rosacea takes toll on sufferers in the workplace    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Unless effectively controlled, rosacea can play havoc on job interactions and employment, according to a new survey by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) on the impact in the workplace of this red-faced, poorly understood disorder now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans. More

Botox injections stir debate in Sweden
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Despite the potentially lethal consequences of a botched injection, Botox and fillers like Juvederm can be injected by anyone in Sweden, a report said. Substances injected under the skin to fill out wrinkles or saggy areas are becoming increasingly common in much of the world, but in Sweden they are classified as medical devices, not drugs, and can be administered by anyone regardless of training and without any demands of specialist knowledge in anatomy, nerves or muscles, a report by Sveriges Television said recently. More

Serious adverse effects from cosmetics
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Permanent hair dye gives the most serious adverse effects, yet there are also many reactions to facial and body moisturizers. This comes from the first report from the National Register of Adverse Effects from Cosmetic Products. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health wants more notifications of reactions to cosmetic products. More

Sunscreen guidance half-baked, journal says
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The British and U.S. governments' official recommendation for minimum SPF levels in sunscreens has come under fire from a leading medical journal as offering inadequate protection. More

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