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Burnout prevention tips from the trenches
Burnout prevention tips from the trenches
It's no longer a secret that symptoms of professional burnout — exhaustion, cynicism, lack of effectiveness — are spreading through the healthcare workforce like wildfire. While recent large studies have shockingly revealed burnout rates of...
Gene may raise melanoma risk, even without sun exposure
Gene may raise melanoma risk, even without sun exposure
A new study hints that genetics could play a role in the development of melanoma even if people don't get a lot of sunburns.
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...
How technology revolutionized the business of tattoo removal
How technology revolutionized the business of tattoo removal
Tattoo removal has become big business with entire clinics devoted to helping people rid themselves of unwanted body art. But not too long ago, dermatologists weren’t rushing to reap rewards from regret.
How lasers are improving our appearance
How lasers are improving our appearance
There are many people out there who are unsatisfied with the way they look, and wish they could do something about it. Whether they want to lose weight, improve their skin or simply get rid of an old tattoo, these people now have the ability to do so t...
Corticosteroid spray study among recent developments in rhinoplasty
Corticosteroid spray study among recent developments in rhinoplasty
Findings that a mandatory use of corticosteroid nasal spray resulted in delay in treatment for patients with severe-to-extreme nasal obstruction, was among recent developments reported on Healio.com/Aesthetics.
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,...
Acne treatment — antibiotics don't need to kill bacteria to clear up your skin
Acne treatment — antibiotics don't need to kill bacteria to clear up your skin
Acne is one of the most common dermatologic diseases, affecting 40-50 million people each year in the United States. While best known as a bothersome part of puberty, affecting approximately 85 percent of young people, acne can persist (or even start) ...
Cocoa pod extract deemed effective as antiwrinkle gel
Cocoa pod extract deemed effective as antiwrinkle gel
Cocoa pod extract (CPE) can be used as an active ingredient of antiwrinkle products, with effects seen after three weeks of application of CPE gel, according to a study published online April 4 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. The concentration...
Fat grafting and the facelift
Fat grafting and the facelift
Just as in the world of entertainment, many of the top plastic surgery strategies work best as a combo. Think of them as Captain & Tennille, Simon & Garfunkel or Sonny & Cher.
Ultrasonic surgery reduces pain and swelling after chin surgery
Ultrasonic surgery reduces pain and swelling after chin surgery
For patients undergoing plastic surgery of the chin, the use of ultrasonic "piezosurgery" equipment reduces trauma, pain and swelling, compared to traditional surgical drills, reports a study in The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. The journal is publi...
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...
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.
A revolution in psoriasis care
A revolution in psoriasis care
Newer medications have revolutionized psoriasis care in patients with moderate-to-severe cases, says a leading dermatologist, and more drugs in the pipeline promise to offer even more choices.
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...
Making a perfect v-line through the long-curved square jaw reduction
Making a perfect v-line through the long-curved square jaw reduction
Angled and prominent jaw is one of the biggest concerns of many women who are yearning for a younger looking face. This is because a wide square jaw not only gives strong and masculine impression, but makes the face look older and bigger than its actua...
Study suggests eczema linked to lack of natural acid made in skin
Study suggests eczema linked to lack of natural acid made in skin
Lack of a natural acid that keeps skin healthy could explain why some people are more likely to develop eczema, research suggests. The study suggests that a shortage of the acid could affect how well immune system cells in the skin work. The acid appea...
Study shows relationship between anxiety, dermatological conditions
Study shows relationship between anxiety, dermatological conditions
Data presented here indicated associations between anxiety symptoms and dermatological conditions. “Anxiety disorders are common, yet often undiagnosed, in patients presenting to outpatient dermatology clinics,” Laura Dixon, Ph.D., of the U...
Never mind the Botox: Meet the men opting for nonsurgical treatments
Never mind the Botox: Meet the men opting for nonsurgical treatments
According to figures released by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, there were 51,140 cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.K. last year, up a whopping 13 percent on the previous year. Of those, 4,164 procedures were performed on men...
New 3-D models allow patients to preview plastic surgery changes before going under the knife
New 3-D models allow patients to preview plastic surgery changes before going under the knife
Going under the knife can take a huge leap of faith. What if the feature you want changed turns out worse than before surgeons started? Thanks to a new 3-D facial feature, you may be able to avoid that stress. With detailed 3-D models, patients can get...
Is a 'lip-lift' the permanent fix for a prettier smile?
Is a 'lip-lift' the permanent fix for a prettier smile?
Fillers can give your lips temporary fullness and implants can provide a more permanent volume boost, but what about a lip-lift? And what is it exactly? We turned to Jupiter, Florida, plastic surgeon Dr. Dana Goldberg, for the inside scoop on this unde...
Neck contour: Open vs closed technique
Neck contour: Open vs closed technique
Somebody with a sense of humor created the "#turkeygobbler" Twitter hashtag for a session about optimizing neck contouring at The Aesthetic Meeting in Las Vegas.
Nuances of Asian aesthetics
Nuances of Asian aesthetics
Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing ethnic group in the U.S., according to a Pew Research Center report released in 2012, called "The Rise of Asian Americans." When it comes to cosmetic treatment in this patient po...
Study: Plastic surgeons play large role in managing combat injuries
Study: Plastic surgeons play large role in managing combat injuries
According to a recent study, if plastic surgeons are deployed as part of a military surgical team, they contribute a large proportion of the surgical activity. The research, by Dr. Shehan Hettiaratchy and colleagues from the Royal Centre for Defence Me...
Melanoma treatment: Surgery is not obsolete
Melanoma treatment: Surgery is not obsolete
Surgery is not a treatment modality that is outdated in the management of advanced melanoma, despite the existence of very effective novel treatments, according to Vernon K. Sondak, M.D., chair, Department of Cutaneous Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, ...
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 ...
Botox, fillers help restore facial balance in Bell's palsy patients
Botox, fillers help restore facial balance in Bell's palsy patients
Bell's palsy, which affects about 40,000 Americans annually, is the most common cause of facial paralysis, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Washington, D.C.-based dermatologist Cheryl M. Burgess, M.D., says she ...
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.
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...
'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...
Best practices when injecting the perioral area
Best practices when injecting the perioral area
It is vital to consider other aspects of the face when using cosmetic products for rejuvenation of the lips and perioral area, say panelists here at the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine.
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.
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...
Reduce wrinkles with a chocolate waste product
Reduce wrinkles with a chocolate waste product
The next great wrinkle reduction ingredient might be a waste material of chocolate production, according to researchers from Malaysia. In a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, the researchers used the antioxidant benefits of cocoa p...
The risks and benefits of tanning
The risks and benefits of tanning
Eighty years ago, when sun exposure was first associated with skin cancer, popular culture was exalting tanning by emphasizing that a "fine brown color suggests health and good times, and is a pleasant thing to see." We know that sun exposure can be d...
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.
Low incidence of incision scars reported in Asian patients undergoing open rhinoplasty
Low incidence of incision scars reported in Asian patients undergoing open rhinoplasty
Open rhinoplasty resulted in a low incidence of problematic scars among Asian patients, according to study results recently published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Researchers in Seoul, South Korea, conducted a retrospective study of 529 patients ...
Psoriasis severity linked to work productivity, quality of life
Psoriasis severity linked to work productivity, quality of life
Patients with severe psoriasis have a heightened reduction in quality of life (QoL) and work productivity, according to research published in Clinical and Experimental Dermatology.
For new Barbie dolls, the question is: What to wear?
For new Barbie dolls, the question is: What to wear?
Barbie got a major makeover when Mattel released the beloved doll in three new more, realistic body types, and with 30 hair colors, 22 eye colors and seven skin tones. One thing Barbie didn't get? A new wardrobe. The changes in Barbie's body shape was ...
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.
'Chemodenervation' using botulinum toxin may help HA fillers last longer
'Chemodenervation' using botulinum toxin may help HA fillers last longer
A recent study helps back up the suggestion that using hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers together with botulinum neurotoxin-A (BoNT-A) may help the fillers last longer.
Treatments for double chins
Treatments for double chins
You snap a "selfie," view it and are horrified by your double chin. Do you grab a scarf or turtleneck to hide it or schedule an appointment for surgery? According to dermatology specialist Dr. Jocelyn Liebwith with Advanced Dermatology PC, "while selfi...
Cord-cutting technique smooths cellulite for 3 years
Cord-cutting technique smooths cellulite for 3 years
A procedure to smooth cellulite by cutting the fibrous "cords" that pull the skin down is effective and safe, new three-year data show.
How effective is RF energy for skin tightening?
How effective is RF energy for skin tightening?
With growing patient demand for non-surgical skin tightening solutions, it's a question every aesthetic practitioner wants to have answered. Drs. Jason Emer, Jason Pozner, Barry DiBernardo, Andrew Campbell, Michael Persky, Renato Saltz, Grant Stevens o...
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...
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).
'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...
Cosmetic surgery business booming
Cosmetic surgery business booming
Cosmetic surgery is soaring across the United States as procedures become more desired by a younger crowd.
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.
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...
Quantifying facial fat
Quantifying facial fat
A new study shows that t3-D stereophotogrammetry helps to quantify facial volume distribution after rejuvenation procedures and, therefore, may be a good tool for assessing facial cosmetic surgery outcomes. Cosmetic surgeons can use the technology in p...
From pro to faux: All about eyes
From pro to faux: All about eyes
Under-eye bags, dark circles and puffiness make us look exhausted when, well, we sort of are, but just don't want anyone else to know it. This is why more than 70 percent of facial plastic surgeons reported an uptick in requests for eyelid procedures t...
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...
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...
What is a golf course face-lift?
What is a golf course face-lift?
Living under New Zealand's harsh sun, we should be paying attention to this one. Dr. Richard Halley-Stott, of South Africa, was in Auckland recently to talk about his so-called "golf course face-lift" at a top plastic surgery conference. He specializes...
FDA warns skin whitening cream includes risk of mercury poisoning
FDA warns skin whitening cream includes risk of mercury poisoning
The FDA has issued a warning to consumers not purchase a skin whitening cream called “Crema Piel De Seda” because of the risk of mercury poisoning. The FDA has urged consumers to discontinue using Crema Piel de Seda, and for anyone who had ...
Tattoo removal takes tiny steps forward
Tattoo removal takes tiny steps forward
Years after Carly Cardellino quit her college sorority, she couldn’t leave behind one piece of it: a teal star and a red heart outlined in black, the group’s symbol, which she had spent $50 to have tattooed on her left foot during her s...
Price wars: It's time to say 'no'
Price wars: It's time to say 'no'
Consumers looking for cosmetic procedures confirmed the power of price in a recent survey. Price ranked second among the top three most influential factors in consumers' selection of physician, according to the ASDS 2015 consumer survey on cosmetic der...
The latest on platelet-rich plasma
The latest on platelet-rich plasma
When Charles Runels, M.D., the creator of the Vampire Facelift started using platelet-rich plasma for cosmetic purposes, he was doing what many cosmetic surgeons were doing at the time. He was using it like Juvéderm, and injecting it into the naso...
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 ...
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...
Transgender patients can consult dermatologists for facial transformations
Transgender patients can consult dermatologists for facial transformations
The transformation process for transgender patients involves many moving parts; these individuals can seek help from a wide range of clinicians, including dermatologists, who can consult on facial transformations for women. Dr. Brian A. Ginsberg, NYU ...
Zika virus: What dermatologists need to look out for
Zika virus: What dermatologists need to look out for
Keeping in mind that what we actually know about Zika is dwarfed by what we do not yet know, and that new findings, connections and recommendations are just about as dynamic as the epidemic of Zika information (and sometimes misinformation) flying arou...
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...
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...