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Nov. 2, 2012


Study: Promising results for so-called 'youth pill,' but what are the risks?
SupplySide Cosmetics Insights    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It seems we are obsessed with finding the magic bullet to remain youthful. In contrast to many cultures that embrace age with wisdom and status, we as a society spend billions of dollars on beauty and anti-aging products/procedures in hope to retain our youthful appearance. The latest spark of hope comes from a recent presentation that has stirred up interest among investors, health experts and those seeking the forever fountain of youth. More

Low-dose isotretinoin works for adult acne
Dermatology Times via ModernMedicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Low-dose isotretinoin may be effective, with fewer side effects, when used to treat adult acne, results of a clinical trial presented at the annual congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology suggest. More

Commonly prescribed glaucoma drug may be effective in treating male-pattern baldness
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If you're balding and want your hair to grow back, then here's some good news. A new research report appearing online in The FASEB Journal shows how the FDA-approved glaucoma drug, bimatoprost, causes human hair to regrow. It's been commercially available as a way to lengthen eyelashes, but these data are the first to show that it can actually grow human hair from the scalp. More

Evidence links hidradenitis suppurativa to metabolic syndrome
Family Practice News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Patients with the common chronic inflammatory skin disease hidradenitis suppurativa, have a sharply increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome, according to the results of three recent case-control studies. More

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Hair loss: Is it your age, hormones, weight or environment?
The Plain Dealer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Finding a fistful of hair on the floor of your shower or on your pillow in the morning can create the kind of panic you feel deep in the pit of your stomach. Hair loss. Some 40 percent of men will have noticeable loss by the time they are 35, while 65 percent of women will experience it by the time they turn 60, according to national dermatological studies. More

Nanotechnology market to expand by 19 percent by 2014
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According to the latest research from Reportlinker, increased applications of nanotechnology in sectors like cosmetics will propel global growth, which is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of about 19 percent during 2011-2014. More

Green-tea extract shown to treat acne
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Over the past four years, a 20-something acne patient has been struggling to keep his skin condition under control. Unfortunately, popular commercial acne treatments have shown to give patients dry, flaky skin, and even increase the risk of birth defects. Looking for a safer and more natural solution, Korean researchers have discovered that green-tea leaves have potent properties in the field of dermatology. More

New treatment may kill head lice, fast
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Parents dread getting the call or the memo in a child's backpack: the one telling you that your child or one of his or her classmates has head lice. Now, there's a new option in pharmacies that might just make that note less dreadful. More

Combined antimicrobial, light therapy effective for treating foot ulcers
medwireNews via The Medical News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Results from a phase II study show that antimicrobial photodynamic therapy significantly is more effective than placebo for treating patients with chronic leg ulcers. Writing in the British Journal of Dermatology, Lesley Rhodes from the University of Manchester, U.K., and colleagues, report that after three months, 50 percent of ulcers treated with PDT completely healed compared with only 12.5 percent of those in the placebo group. More

Unexpected factor contributes to melanoma risk in red-haired, fair-skinned individuals
Massachusetts General Hospital via Medical Xpress    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The well-established elevated risk of melanoma among people with red hair and fair skin may be caused by more than just a lack of natural protection against ultraviolet radiation. In an article in Nature, Massachusetts General Hospital Cutaneous Biology Research Center and Cancer Center researchers report finding that the type of skin pigment predominantly found in red-haired, fair-skinned individuals may itself contribute to the development of melanoma. More

Product Showcase: Pellevé™ Wrinkle Reduction System
Pellevé is a revolutionary innovation in skin tightening, 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.

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At-home skin rejuvenation treatment claims industry 1st status
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U.S.-based company Amway claims its' new skin rejuvenation system is a first for the industry in terms of at-home kits, as it has the ability to delve down and recharge the skin right at the cellular level, a practice previously said to be reserved to clinical settings. More

Liver spots should be checked for cancer
Health24    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For most people, liver spots largely are a cosmetic issue. But the unsightly marks, frequently associated with aging, can on occasion be an indicator of skin cancer, and for this reason, should be checked by a doctor. More

Is acne caused by stress? Top dermatologists explain this beauty myth
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Stress can manifest in a myriad of ways — whether it's hair loss, sleeping problems or turning your hair gray. But what about the havoc it can wreak on our skin? We've all been under pressure for different reasons, and likely noticed breakouts appear around this time. But stress can be a nebulous force that's hard to diagnose, so we sought the advice of a few dermatologists to explain what excessive worrying and even physical stress actually means in terms of acne. More



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Medical myth: Does pulling gray hair cause more gray to grow?
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Despite the fact that our eyes may have us convinced that multiple gray hairs have taken the spot of the original offender, plucking a single hair follicle will bring about the growth of another single hair follicle. Dr. John Maize of Trident Dermatology says, "It's a myth that plucking or pulling out gray hairs will cause more gray hairs to form." More

World's 1st needle-free 'vampire facelift'
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It promises to give you the smooth, wrinkle-free skin of "Twilight" vampire Bella Cullen — but without a single painful injection into the face. Instead, it uses a laser to make thousands of tiny holes in the face using the world's most powerful carbon dioxide laser, through which plasma from the patient's own blood is pushed using an ultrasound probe. More

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