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Jan. 22, 2010
How to see the future of your face
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If you're considering a little nip and tuck on your face, but are worried you could end up not looking right, there's a new machine that can show you the future of your face. The "Vectra 3D" machine, made by Canfield Scientific, according to facial plastic surgeon Dr. Monte Harris, is revolutionizing the plastic surgery industry because patients can see what they will look like post-surgery in 3-D. More


Scientific Sessions at Dermatology meeting feature
Emily Fritchey

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Patients and consumers are asking for plant-based preparations and effective, natural alternatives to conventional drug therapy for common skin conditions. Effective botanical treatments do exist – and may be incorporated into your practice to meet patient demand and complement dermatologic treatments. Get the facts, and take your practice to the next level of health and wellness. 1.0 CE (Commission on Accreditation)

At the conclusion of this presentation the skincare specialist will be able to:
1) Understand inflammation and the pH connection: Environmental causes and nutritional solutions 2. Identify safe and effective botanical solutions for common skin disorders.
3. Understand the actions and pharmacology of herbal extracts and their clinical applications.
4. Understand herbal medicine and its application in skin care and wound healing. More

AdvancedMD Medical Billing Software for Dermatology
Average practices experience 30% claims rejection. 10,000 providers use automated and updated Web-based software with the latest payer changes to reduce rejections to 5%, earning them more than $150,000 in additional profits. Demo AdvancedMD software and receive the new MGMA billing guide: "12 Potholes to Getting Paid." more

Artificial muscles restore ability to blink, save eyesight
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Surgeons from UC Davis Medical Center have demonstrated that artificial muscles can restore the ability of patients with facial paralysis to blink, a development that could benefit the thousands of people each year who no longer are able to close their eyelids due to combat-related injuries, stroke, nerve injury or facial surgery. In addition, the technique, which uses a combination of electrode leads and silicon polymers, could be used to develop synthetic muscles to control other parts of the body. The new procedure is described in an article in the January-February issue of the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. More

Hey, does this facelift make me look fat?
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The purge season is in full holler, with relentless come-ons to lose weight, crunch those abs, ban that flab, and generally atone for too much holiday pleasure. Just take this little pill, inject some collagen or botulism toxin, or follow our scientifically proven starvation diet and say hello to a new you. Never mind the strain on your wallet, your heart, or your confidence. Social researchers say this annual orgy of self-improvement is especially hard on adolescent girls already anxious about their changing bodies, but also, increasingly, middle-age women whose self-esteem has been shaken by a down economy. Entering the job market at 50, after all, can be as scary as the first day of high school. More

Pellevé™ Skin Tightening System
Pellevé™ is the newest innovation in skin tightening, recently FDA-cleared to treat facial wrinkles without surgery. Using radiowaves, the Pellevé™ system heats the deep layers of the skin, causing collagen to contract and tighten. After treatment, the skin begins to produce new collagen, improving skin firmness and resulting in a naturally refreshed appearance. To learn more please click here.

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Plastic surgery trend has 500 plus government officials under the knife
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Plastic surgery trend is evident in Chinese government officials. Can the height and weight requirements many Chinese job postings specify be a factor? Is vanity, or something more surprising, affecting the Chinese government? Reports say that more than 500 government officials undergo cosmetic surgery, annually. More

Stem cell facelift gives younger looks without surgery
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A new stem-cell facelift treatment that not only makes women look younger by adding volume to the face but also repairs and rejuvenates skin for up to 18 months, without going under the knife, has been pioneered by a British cosmetic surgeon. More

Environ Skin Care
The Environ® Advanced Vitamin Skin Therapy (AVST) range assists skin to mobilize its innate ability to repair and maintain itself. The range consists of five increasing strengths of vitamins A and C, and contains antioxidants (Resveratrol), flavonoids and peptides (Matrixyl™). No fragrance or preservatives are added during manufacture. more

Plastic surgery at home is a dangerous trend
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An ill-advised beauty trend is on the rise in the down economy: do-it-yourself injectable filler kits that you can buy on the Web. But doctors say self-injectable facial fillers are bad for your health. A rising number of people are interested in changing how old they look—or simply how they look—through homegrown plastic surgery. Plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Kenkel of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas recently explained that those who want the effects of facial fillers should seek out qualified doctors. More

HairMax LaserComb® ACTUALLY WORKS!
Physicians worldwide effectively treat genetic hair loss with the HairMax LaserComb as mono, concomitant or adjunctive therapy.  HairMax is clinically proven with published efficacy studies to promote hair growth in males. HairMax is the only laser phototherapy device that has FDA 510(k) Clearance for marketing. Over 92% user satisfaction. more

Expert disputes hair restoration survey
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A hair-loss expert says results of a recent online survey do not begin to tell the story of how popular hair-restoration procedures have become, news source reports. The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of, suggests that more women would rather have hair replacement than a Botox procedure, and that the former is the second-most-demanded cosmetic treatment for men. More

Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. and the PCI Publishing division publishes the PCI Journal™, The Medical Journal for Skin Care Professionals© ( Official Journal of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists and the Organ of the Medical Spa Society. She is the leading expert on the business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships working in a medical or spa setting. More


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