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March 19, 2010
Men jumping on brotox bandwagon
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Women have known for awhile that growing old gracefully never looked so smooth as it did with a little toxic injection to the face. But now Botox has an increasing number of men on a quest for eternal youth too. Everyone from normal folks to celebrities like "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell are paving the way for the rising new trend. Women are now giving their men a little nudge to get the facelift without going under the knife. More

Skin transplants help patients with vitiligo
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Transplants of healthy skin cells from elsewhere on the body can alleviate the signs of vitiligo, a disfiguring loss of color in the skin, researchers from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit reported at a Miami meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. More

Reversing hair loss
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In this Good Morning America segment about reversing hair loss, the focus is on non-surgical options and features a dermatologist. 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

Maryland introduces legislation to prohibit indoor tanning for minors
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New Maryland legislation to protect youth from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is based on significant scientific evidence that indoor tanning before age 30 is undeniably linked to increased risk of developing the disease. Sen. James N. Robey and Delegate William A. Bronrott represent a broad-based coalition of 20 legislators in the Senate and House who are co-sponsoring cross-filed bills SB 718 and HB 1039 to prohibit minors’ use of tanning devices in tanning facilities, and to prevent marketing of these services to minors. 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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Study finds 'epidemic' of skin cancer
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Despite efforts to inform the public about the risk of sun exposure, the rate of non-melanoma skin cancer in the U.S. is reaching epidemic proportions, with more than 2 million people affected in 2006, researchers said. More

Neck muscle graft can pump up lips
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Want pouty lips? A new study shows that a lip implant with skin and neck muscle grafts may bring good results. The surgery can be done at the same time as a facelift, making lips appear fuller and less stretched. Results last at least two years, say Anurag Agarwal, MD, and colleagues at the Aesthetic Surgery Center in Naples, Fla. Their study is published in the March/April issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. 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

Almost half of Americans approve of cosmetic plastic surgery regardless of income
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A new survey shows that almost half (48 percent) of all Americans regardless of income approve of cosmetic plastic surgery and almost a quarter would consider cosmetic surgery for themselves. According to the February 2010 report, 48 percent of respondents with an income of under $25K approve of cosmetic surgery (52 percent of respondents with an income between $25K-$50K approve, 55 percent of respondents with an income between $50K-$75K approve, and 62 percent of respondents with an income above $75K approve) and 23 percent of the respondents who earn under $25K would consider cosmetic surgery for themselves. 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

Newer fractional devices for eyelid rejuvenation may decrease downtime
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Periorbital rejuvenation remains an important element of aesthetic medicine. And options vary, including botulinum toxins, dermal fillers, blepharoplasty, laser resurfacing, radiofrequency treatments, chemical peeling, topical cosmeceuticals and more. In the past, eyelid rejuvenation often required a long period of downtime, accompanied by some substantial risks. But that's not necessarily the case anymore. More

Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. ( Official Publication of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists. Warfield has over 29 years experience, is a leading expert on business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships. She has authored over 400 articles and 15 books for the consumer, medical and skin care sectors. More


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