Itchy skin: Imaginary bugs often blamed
People with a "delusional bug syndrome" are convinced that bugs, worms, germs, or other creepy crawlers are infesting their skin and often see skin doctor after skin doctor to find out what is causing the infestation. Often, patients bring in samples of the insect and request a skin biopsy. But new research published online in the Archives of Dermatology finds that in the case of delusional skin infestation, neither samples nor biopsies show any evidence of skin infestation. More
Health risks of tanning beds not communicated
Discovery News Share
Is indoor tanning really safer than basking outdoors? Of course not, say dermatologists. But a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology suggests the message isn't reaching female tanners who might falsely believe that tanning beds are safer than natural sunlight. Overall, 30 percent of respondents stated they had not seen warning labels on tanning bans. In addition, 43 percent reported not receiving a verbal warning about the health risks associated with UV rays. More
Nutricosmetics help maintain health, inside and out
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine Share
Preventing and treating extrinsic and intrinsic skin aging and photoaging requires attacking these processes at the cellular level, experts say. More
8th Annual Meeting webinars available
The NCEA Commission on Accreditation (COA) approved these webinars for 1.0 CE each through March 8th, 2013. For more information on the COA, please visit www.NCEACertified.tv
Patient Selection and Optimization of Outcomes
of Cosmetic Procedures
Presented by Loretta Ciraldo, MD, FAAD
This presentation will give the medically based skincare specialist in-depth insights into patient selection, optimization of outcomes, and possible risks in a number of cosmetic procedures offered in the cosmetic dermatology office. Focus will be on injectable fillers, lasers, peels, and prescription formulations with rejuvenation potential. 1.0 CE.
At the conclusion of this presentation the skincare specialist will be able to:
1) Explain the types and patient results of injectable fillers.
2) Discuss current and future development in lasers.
3) Educate their patients about rejuvenation topical prescription formulations.
4) Recognize correct procedure and desired results of peels.
To order this CE webinar:
(Once purchased, the Webinar link will only be valid for 24 hours)
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Help control rosacea symptoms with a healthy diet
International Business Times Share
We know that a healthy diet can help prevent a number of diseases and conditions, including Type II diabetes and some heart diseases. While we might discuss our diet and lifestyle choices with our general physicians, we sometimes forget to ask our dermatologist how what we eat is affecting our skin. More
Plastic surgery after divorce: Revenge or confidence boost?
ABC News Share
In today's era of Botox and not so happily-ever-after, the path more and more newly single women are taking is one straight from the courtroom to the plastic surgeon's office. A recent study by the Transform Cosmetic Group in Great Britain revealed that more than a quarter of the patients who visit plastic surgeons' offices are newly divorced women. And so the debate is on: Should divorced women try to recapture their youth through surgery, and are their cosmetic surgery extremes more a confidence-boosting fresh start, or revenge against their former husbands? More
Young melanoma survivors speak out against indoor tanning
USA Today Share
Since 1992, rates of melanoma—once considered an old person's disease—have risen 3 percent a year in white women ages 15 to 39, according to the American Cancer Society. Now, many young melanoma survivors are now speaking out about the risks. More