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'Machine learning' may contribute to new advances in plastic surgery
'Machine learning' may contribute to new advances in plastic surgery
With an ever-increasing volume of electronic data being collected by the healthcare system, researchers are exploring the use of machine learning — a subfield of artificial intelligence — to improve medical care and patient outcomes. An ove...
New 'second skin' temporarily smoothes wrinkles
New 'second skin' temporarily smoothes wrinkles
MIT researchers may have discovered a fountain of youth for skin — at least a very temporary one. The researchers have developed a "second skin" that could be used to smooth wrinkles, protect skin from damage or administer medications to treat sk...
Researchers review wrinkles occurring through facial compression during sleep
Researchers review wrinkles occurring through facial compression during sleep
Facial compression during sleep results in wrinkles, and possibly contributes to skin expansion, according to research recently published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Goesel Anson, MD, FACS, of Anson, Edwards & Higgins, Plastic Surgery Associa...
'Youth gene' identified by researchers
'Youth gene' identified by researchers
The quest to find the fountain of eternal youth is probably as old as aging itself. New research, published in Current Biology, moves humanity another small step closer to the prize. A gene has been identified that plays a role in keeping people lookin...
ISHRS warns of black market hair restoration services through medical tourism
ISHRS warns of black market hair restoration services through medical tourism
The appeal of medical tourism for cosmetic surgery paints a picture of cost-effective surgeries amid beautiful landscapes. Yet, warnings from the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery caution individuals may be buying unsafe, illegal proced...
Moroccan woman with facial tumor gets life-changing reconstructive surgery
Moroccan woman with facial tumor gets life-changing reconstructive surgery
A Moroccan woman whose husband disowned her after a tumor left her face disfigured was given reconstruction surgery that she hopes will better her life. "I was very damaged physically and psychologically," Smaira Benhar, 39, told Central European News...
Do you use energy treatments after liposuction?
Do you use energy treatments after liposuction?
Drs. Jason Pozner and Jason Emer explain how and why they use energy treatments on patients to improve liposuction results.
New research focuses on B lymphocytes in psoriasis
New research focuses on B lymphocytes in psoriasis
In an animal study published last month in Nature Communications, the researchers showed that these cells are capable of influencing psoriasis by regulating the anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-10 (IL-10).
What parts of the Affordable Care Act are nationally embedded?
What parts of the Affordable Care Act are nationally embedded?
Since its enactment, the Affordable Care Act has been rife with opposition on both sides of the aisle, and it has undeniably created sweeping changes to the landscape of American healthcare. If the latest data can be believed, the law seems to have mad...
Workplace safety in healthcare: Strategies and resources
Workplace safety in healthcare: Strategies and resources
Workplace injuries and illness are expensive — both in terms of the organization's bottom line and the morale of employees. As the healthcare delivery system continues to evolve, new workflows and ways of accomplishing the work to be done will ch...
Burn injuries: Better methods of treatment using soluble factors
Burn injuries: Better methods of treatment using soluble factors
Extensive burn injuries are usually treated by transplanting layers of skin from other parts of the body. Although this is a commonly used method, the wounds do not always heal completely. A research group has been able to show that soluble factors fro...
Increase revenue growth by capturing the managed Medicaid Care market
Increase revenue growth by capturing the managed Medicaid Care market
One of the largest opportunities for medical practice revenue growth in the next few years is the Managed Medicaid Care market. Nearly 93 million individuals will be eligible for Medicaid by 2024, and the vast majority of them are likely to enter manag...
Estimating unmet need for cleft lip and palate surgery in India
Estimating unmet need for cleft lip and palate surgery in India
An estimated more than 72,000 cases of unrepaired cleft lip and/or palate exist in 28 of India's 29 states and poor states with less health infrastructure had higher rates, according to an article published online by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Cleft ...
The right nose for the face, or adventures in rhinoplasty
The right nose for the face, or adventures in rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a "nose job," is not just a 20th-century cosmetic procedure. In fact, the earliest rhinoplasty was recorded in ancient India, by an Ayurvedic physician Sushruta (c800 B.C.), who described the necessity for reconstruction ...
The truth about eyebrow transplants
The truth about eyebrow transplants
Eyebrows have never been bigger: Consider Glossier's 10,000-person Boy Brow wait list. With emerging trends like semipermanent microblading and the "Instagram brow" phenomenon, it's clear that bushy is the new black.
13 top doctors predict the next big thing in beauty
13 top doctors predict the next big thing in beauty
Innovations in the medical field are always exciting, but we're always itching for more. Here, some of the top leaders in the industry share what they believe - and hope - is next in beauty.
Dr. Robot scrubs in, and suturing may never be the same
Dr. Robot scrubs in, and suturing may never be the same
Surgery, a profession filled with great hands, quick minds and big egos, may have a new star in its midst. The Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot — STAR — is a melding of off-the-shelf robotic hardware, time-worn sensor technology and improvise...
Can stress cause skin disease?
Can stress cause skin disease?
It may seem obvious that stress worsens inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. But proving this assumption has been anything but simple.
After skin cancer, sun protection is still spotty
After skin cancer, sun protection is still spotty
Even though people may be more careful in the sun after skin cancer, having had a malignancy still doesn’t convince everybody to take basic precautions like wearing hats or sunscreen, a recent U.S. study suggests.
What dermatologists need to know about African-American hairstyling practices and the risk of tra...
What dermatologists need to know about African-American hairstyling practices and the risk of tra...
In a review of 19 studies, researchers at Johns Hopkins say they can confirm a "strong association" between certain scalp-pulling hairstyles — many common among African-Americans — and the development of traction alopecia, gradual hair loss...
Light-listening device could transform skin disease detection
Light-listening device could transform skin disease detection
The future of skin cancer and other disease detection could change with the development of a photonics device that listens to light.
Eye-lift in a jar: Can skin care ingredients replace the scalpel?
Eye-lift in a jar: Can skin care ingredients replace the scalpel?
Eye-lifts have made the top five esthetic surgical procedures performed in the United States, according to 2016 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The average cost is approx. $2,874, not including anesthesia, operating room f...
Injectable fillers not just for the face
Injectable fillers not just for the face
It turns out that fillers are not just for the face. Sabrina G. Fabi, M.D., a volunteer assistant clinical professor at the University of California San Diego, also uses cosmetic fillers off-label to enhance patients' necks, chests, hands, medial arms,...
How dermaplaning can rejuvenate
How dermaplaning can rejuvenate
In the world of plastic surgery, both surgical and nonsurgical treatments can help achieve facial rejuvenation. In the nonoperative realm, cosmetic injections have made incredible strides in maximizing a youthful appearance. While surgical procedures w...