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SPF 30 Sunscreens Delay Melanoma

SPF 30 sunscreen prevents burn and melanoma
In a first of its kind study, researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) in Columbus prove that sunscreens with an SPF 30 rating can prevent the formation of melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer. Application of sun protection factor 30 (SPF30) sunscreen prior to exposure to ultraviolet-B (UVB) light delayed melanoma onset in a mouse model of the disease, according to data from the Ohio team of researchers. This data suggests that the mouse model...

Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles Safety Investigated

Titanium dioxide has been an effective and safe physical sunblock for decades. In recent years, nanoparticle versions of titanium dioxide have become more popular and raised questions regarding potential safety risks. According to findings published in Jama Dermatology , Sergio G. Coelho, Ph.D., and his team measured the number of titanium dioxide particles on the skin, depth of skin penetration, and irritation after repeated application. The researchers applied sunscreens with and without titianium dioxide particles on their small group of...

Envy Medical Creates New Marketing Role

Envy Medical, a leader in the field of dermatology, medical aesthetics, and professional skincare, has hired Sona Tolani to fill the newly created role of senior vice president of marketing. “Sona is joining the Envy Medical family at a pivotal stage in our growth cycle,” says CEO Arash A. Khazei. “She has an outstanding combination of strategic thinking and the industry experience required to advance our products and technologies deeper into the global marketplace. We are very excited to have...

Skin Cells Re-Programmed to Kill Cancer

In a first for medical science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill pharmacy researchers turn skin cells into cancer-hunting stem cells that destroy brain tumors known as glioblastoma—a discovery that can offer, for the first time in more than 30 years, a new and more effective treatment for the disease. The technique, reported in Nature Communications , builds upon the newest version of the Nobel Prize-winning technology from 2007, which allowed researchers to turn skin cells into embryonic-like stem...

Scientists Discover Skin Aging Marker in Stem Cells

skin aging research
Scientists at Newcastle University (UK) have identified a key metabolic enzyme linked to aging. According to results from a study published online in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology , the activity of mitochondrial complex II declines with age. Mark Birch-Machin, professor of Molecular Dermatology at Newcastle University, led the pioneering study with Amy Bowman, M.D., and their discovery brings experts a step closer to developing powerful anti-aging treatments and cosmetic products, which may be tailored to counteract the decline in...

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Proven to Stimulate Collagen

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A new study published in the journal Dermatologic Surgery this month revealed that hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers provide sustained dermal remodeling and stimulate collagen production. The researchers found HA filler injections provide sustained clinical results and a measured increase in collagen in the small group of 40-year-old women studied. Each received HA filler injections in the nasolabial folds and preauricular regions of the face. Skin biopsies of the preauricular regions were performed prior to treatment and at three and nine...

Silk Therapeutics Announces New Vice President

Silk Therapeutics hired Victoria Collotta as vice president of professional services and education to oversee the development of the company’s professional products and treatment protocols. In her role, Victoria is responsible for the company’s product and services strategy within the professional spa and medical-spa marketplaces. “This role reflects a complete commitment to our spa and dermatology partners as we see great opportunity within the industry for powerful and clean skin treatments for all,” says Greg Altman, co-founder and CEO. “Victoria’s...

New Kids Sun Safety Research

Melanoma is the second most common form of cancer among adolescents and young adults and sun exposure increases the risk of skin cancer whether it occurs during childhood or adolescence. There are new research-backed solutions to ensure kids are protected in the sun. According to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics , a multicomponent intervention including reminder text messages, a swim shirt for children and a read-along book was associated with increased sun-protection behaviors among young children and a...

AAD Issues New Acne Treatment Guidelines

Last month, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) outlined its evidence-based recommendations for acne treatment of both adolescents and adults in its “Guidelines of care for the management of acne vulgaris,” published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology . The guidelines focus on combining modalities. For example, the writers recommend topical therapy be used at the same time when antibiotics are used for the treatment of moderate to severe acne. Once the course of antibiotics is...

A Healthy Estate

Jet-setting spa-goers in search of health in an opulent setting now have a comprehensive spa, medical facility, and wellness retreat in Germany’s famed spa region. Housed in spacious mansions, Villa Stéphanie and Haus Julius at Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa (Baden-Baden) provide personalized therapeutic spa treatments and a range of preventative and diagnostic medical care. The expansive Villa Stéphanie facility spans five floors and 54,000 square feet with overnight accommodations, including 12 guest rooms and three suites. Designed by Bergit Countess...

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