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06/03/2014 | Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) has released a clinical study highlighting the efficacy of Triple Protection Factor Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, TPF 50, to prevent skin sun damage and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer (NMSC). In this head-to-head comparison study, investigators Enzo Emanuele MD, PhD, James M. Spencer MD, MS and Martin Braun MD found that TPF50 was more effective than both the main DNA repair and AO existing products.
04/03/2014 | Not only are skin cancer treatments again the top procedure performed by American Society for Dermatologic Surgery members but the number of cases continues to rise, according to a recent ASDS survey. ASDS members performed more than 3 million skin cancer treatments in 2013, an increase of 13 percent from 2012, according to the 2013 ASDS Survey on Dermatologic Procedures released last month.
01/03/2014 | Mixing neuromodulators with epinephrine may give patients the longer-lasting results they seek, according to an expert at Cosmetic Surgery Forum. This combination, however, may not prove beneficial for everyone. The efficacy and prices patients pay for the three neuromodulators approved by the Food and Drug Administration are roughly equivalent, says Mark G. Rubin, M.D., a dermatologist in private practice in Beverly Hills, Calif. As such, he says, durability of results could provide a trump card.
28/02/2014 | Galderma, a leading global pharmaceutical company exclusively focused on dermatology, today announced that the European Commission has granted Marketing Authorisation in Europe for Mirvaso® (brimonidine) 3 mg/g gel. Mirvaso® is an alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonist that acts rapidly and can last for up to 12 hours. It is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of facial erythema (redness) of rosacea in adult patients.
27/02/2014 | The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) today released its annual procedural statistics reporting that 15.1 million cosmetic surgery procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2013, up 3 percent since 2012. In addition, 5.7 million reconstructive surgery procedures were performed last year, up 2 percent. What's behind the boost? New products and advances in technology may be paving the way for plastic surgery's growth.
27/02/2014 | Taiwan on Thursday banned "medically unnecessary" plastic surgery on under-18s in an attempt to protect beauty-obsessed youngsters who overlook the health risks of such procedures, officials said. The government ban is effective immediately, with doctors no longer allowed to perform operations such as nose jobs and breast enhancement on minors. Liposuction and so-called "double-eyelid" surgery, which makes the eyes look bigger, are also prohibited, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said.
27/02/2014 | The vast majority of gastric bypass patients in Sweden are happy with the results - an average loss of two thirds of their body weight - but almost half have to resort to plastic surgery, new long-term research showed. Uppsala University researcher David Edholm has examined patients who went through gastric bypass surgery 17 to seven years ago.
26/02/2014 | The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is in the process of tabulating its 2013 annual statistics, and has uncovered figures highlighting an upward trend in both labiaplasty and buttock augmentation surgeries demonstrating that below-the-belt procedures are steadily rising in popularity.
25/02/2014 | Plastic surgeons are calling for the Australian government to urgently fund a national breast device registry after French authorities recalled another breast implant which is likely to have been used in thousands of Australian women. Earlier this month, the French government recalled all unused Cereform breast implants made by Cereplas because the company was failing sterilisation standards in the manufacturing process.
24/02/2014 | A new injection has been invented, which its makers claim dissolves fat cells and allows us to pass them out of our bodies when we urinate. The new treatment, dubbed Aqualyx, claims to be an effective alternative to liposuction - and Sharon Donaldson, 39, from Liverpool, was one of the first women to try it. Sharon paid £1000 to have fat zapping treatment on her face and midriff, before getting married to Peter, 32, last year.
24/02/2014 | Australian surgeons are being told to stop using Cereform breast implants in women while health authorities investigate the safety of the devices. Cereform implants have been recalled in France because the sterilisation process was not consistent with current international standards. About 4,800 Cereform implants have been sold in Australia since 2009. So far, there are no reports of side effects.
23/02/2014 | A revolutionary new breast implant - the lightest ever created - is designed to avoid the kind of sagging that can occur after time with conventional cosmetic breasts. The new implants, called B-Lite, weigh 30 per cent less than any others on the market. Up to now, implants have been made of weighty silicon gel or a saline water solution. The new type consists of a silicone shell filled with minute balls of silicate, a solid form of silicone gel, but much lighter.
20/02/2014 | Tanning really could be an addiction, and a sign of at least two major psychological issues, scientists have warned. Researchers say they could actually have a serious problem. They found some who engage in excessive tanning may also be suffering from obsessive-compulsive (OCD) and body dysmorphic disorders (BDD).
14/02/2014 | Cosmetic surgery will continue to be the wild west of medicine, say professional bodies, because of the government's failure to bring in the controls recommended by its own NHS medical director. Plastic surgeons say they are appalled by the government's response, which stops short of the regulation suggested by Sir Bruce Keogh's report into cosmetic surgery. It does not clamp down heavily on the use of dermal fillers – substances injected under the skin, usually to plump out the face. Nor does it require that anybody involved in cosmetic procedures is properly trained, qualified and registered.
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