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Breakthroughs Announced in Skin Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

A new cognitive visual-computing technology presents an effective method for physicians to diagnose skin cancer and melanoma earlier. Additionally, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new drug ahead of schedule to treat patients with later stages of melanoma when tumors have spread to other areas of the body—unresectable or metastatic melanoma.

Sun Damage Continues After Dark

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Shocking research from Yale University reveals skin damage caused by sun exposure occurs hours after time in the sun.

Wellness Research Website Launched

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A new health resource, WellnessEvidence.com, launched this week as the first website that provides direct access to the current medical evidence for 24 of the most mainstream wellness approaches. With thousands of clinical studies evaluating the effectiveness of approaches from chiropractic to weight loss, the site was designed to make it easier for the millions of people seeking alternative health solutions, for medical professionals selecting courses of treatment, and for companies designing employee wellness programs, to research wellness alternatives at...

Top Celebrity Requests of 2014

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) announced the findings of its annual survey last month. Among the top trends in facial plastic surgery was the influence of celebrity beauty on surgical requests. More surgeons reported an increase in requests for celebrity faces. The most in-demand looks in 2014 were: Angelina Jolie's lips and cheekbones Beyone's facial structure Kim Kardashian's eyes and jawline Brad Pitt's nose Natalie Portman's nose "Some people are attracted to the power, fame...

FDA Trials Approved

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed to continued trials of potentially breakthrough skincare treaments. Alphaeon’s protocol for a Phase 3 clinical study of Evosyal, a botulinum toxin type A neuromodulator, began this month for the treatment glabellar lines. In the last 12 months, Alphaeon, a subsidiary of Strathspey Crown Holdings, submitted its investigational new drug application for Evosyal as well as completed enrollment in its Phase 2 study. Enrollment in the Phase 3 trial began on January...

2015 Nip and Tuck Trends

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) has released its predictions for popular procedures in facial plastic surgery in the coming year. “We expect the interest in cosmetic procedures—both surgical and non-surgical—to continue to climb in 2015 due to the improving economy, increased consumer awareness and a growing comfort level with the safety of cosmetic treatments,” says Stephen Park, M.D., facial plastic surgeon and president of the AAFPRS. Getting a little work done no longer holds the...

Youthful Face is Top Priority

According to the results of a national survey conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of Allergan, nearly 60 percent of women surveyed say they’d rather have a more youthful-looking face than a more youthful-looking body. Participants ranged in age from 21 to 65 and shared a variety of concerns related to their aging appearance. Though signs of aging from the neck down are a growing concern, the focus is still on the face. Of the respondents, 64 percent noted that...

Syneron Candela Tattoo Removal Laser Receives FDA Approval

Syneron Medical, a leading global esthetic device company, announced recently that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared its new PicoWay picosecond device. The system was evaluated in a U.S. multicenter study conducted by Eric Bernstein, M.D., president of Main Line Center for Laser Surgery (Ardmore, PA), Arielle Kauvar, M.D., director of New York Laser & Skin Car e, and Tina Alster, M.D., founding director of Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery , and showed a favorable safety profile...

Beauty Blitz

Scheduling a quick lunch-hour trip to the dermatologist for a professional-strength peel isn’t always possible or affordable. That’s why board-certified dermatologist Neal Schultz, M.D., has teamed up with Butterfly Studio Salon (New York City) to introduce a peel bar featuring BeautyRX, his comprehensive skincare collection. Available Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, BeautyRX Peel Bar gives clients the opportunity to experience Schultz’s popular 40 percent glycolic peel ($39), the most requested service of his practice. Trained staff members administer the two-minute skin...

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Bestows Top Honor

Gary D. Monheit, M.D., of Total Skin & Beauty Dermatology Center (Birmingham, AL), received the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery's highest honor, the Samuel J. Stegman, MD, Award for Distinguished Service. The tribute recognizes members who have made a substantial contribution to advance ASDS goals in the areas of education, organized service, and research. A long-standing member and past president of the ASDS, Monheit received the very first ASDS Resident Scholarship and is a first-generation Mohs surgeon, having personally trained...

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