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October 3, 2012
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News for and about dermatologic surgeons

  Healthy, Beautiful Skin 
  • Dose-dependent link found between indoor tanning, skin cancer
    Indoor tanning increases the risk for squamous and basal cell carcinoma, a meta-analysis published in BMJ found. The increased risk for basal cell carcinoma was particularly high among people younger than 25. "The temporal relation in which indoor tanning at a young age is a stronger risk factor not only supports a causal interpretation but also implies a critical period of higher susceptibility during early life," the study authors write. MedPage Today (free registration) (10/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Going up the aisle without going under the knife
    Brides-to-be can improve their appearance before the wedding day without resorting to cosmetic surgery, writes Dr. Ronald Moy, dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon. He suggests laser treatments, facials that improve skin tone and choosing skin care products that can repair damage caused by UV rays and pollution. The Huffington Post/The Blog (9/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study links retinol supplements with lower melanoma risk
    Patients who took supplemental retinol were less likely to develop melanoma than those who did not, a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology found. Eating a vitamin A-rich diet or taking vitamin A supplements did not lower melanoma risk in the study of 69,635 men and women. (9/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Tools of the Trade 
  • Optimized pulsed light reduces cutaneous vascular lesions in study
    An optimized pulsed light device that offers higher fluences at short pulse durations significantly decreased the size and coloration of port wine stains and capillary-venous malformations in a study of 16 patients. A single treatment resulted in 80% to 100% clearance in 15% of patients. Ten patients saw a 50% or greater improvement after one to four treatments. MedWire News (U.K.) (10/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Perfecting Your Practice 
  • Treat pediatric atopic dermatitis early for best results
    Early treatment of atopic dermatitis can change the natural course of the disease and increase the odds that flareups will not continue into adulthood, says Dr. Elaine Siegfried, a professor of pediatrics in dermatology at Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center. Treatment includes corticosteroids, topical calcineurin inhibitors, antibiotics and phototherapy. Dermatology Times (10/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Kits boost children's use of sun protection
    Families who received sun-protection kits in the mail were more likely to be aware of the dangers of sun exposure and change their behavior to better protect themselves from sun damage, according to a study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The kits increased children's use of protective clothing and sunscreen, researchers said. HealthDay News (9/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ASDS News 
  • ASDS Annual Meeting: It's not too late to register!
    If you haven't registered yet for the ASDS Annual Meeting, you can still join us in Atlanta Oct. 11 to 14 for the latest advances, research, experts and advice in medical, cosmetic, Mohs and reconstructive dermatology procedures. Bringing together the best and brightest experts in the field, the ASDS Annual Meeting is celebrated for its innovative sessions designed to foster idea generation and collaboration among attendees. And with an exhibit hall featuring over 120 companies, you have a great opportunity to compare products and see the latest industry developments. Don't wait. Register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth."
--Edward Bulwer-Lytton,
British politician, poet, playwright and novelist

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