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Combined Dermal, Epidermal Cell Transplant May Be Better for Vitiligo

(Reuters Health) – Transplanting a combination of noncultured dermal cell suspension (NCDS) and epidermal cell suspension (NCES) provides better responses in patients with vitiligo, compared with NCES transplantation alone, researchers from India report. The combined transplant “may be performed in patients with shorter disease stability without waiting for 12 months or more to elapse since […]

‘Bionic Face’ Treatment on the Horizon for Facial Paralysis?

An implantable neuroprosthetic device may one day provide a new approach to restoring more natural facial movement in patients with one-sided facial paralysis (hemifacial palsy), suggests a study in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Initial experiments in animals show promising results with a “bionic face” approach to facial reanimation — using electrical signals from […]

Gas-Filled Balloon Device Is Safe, Effective for Weight Loss, Per Study

In its first year of commercial use, the swallowable, gas-filled, three-balloon weight loss device (Obalon, Obalon Therapeutics) demonstrated a good safety record and resulted in greater weight loss than seen in the pivotal randomized trial leading to its US approval, new data show. Safety and efficacy results from more than 1300 patients at over 100 sites […]

Addressing growing health care needs through diversity

With the Affordable Care Act encouraging millions of patients to visit doctors and millions more baby boomers aging into Medicare, a looming physician shortage threatens the future of health care. Hardest hit surely will be already underserved urban and rural minority communities here in New York and across the country. The Association of American Medical […]

Endurance and High-Intensity Exercise Have Anti-Aging Effects

Researchers found that endurance and high-intensity exercise prevented and reversed the aging of cells. ENDURANCE AND high-intensity interval training are the key to aging gracefully, according to new research. A study published Tuesday in the European Heart Journal found that exercises such as running, swimming and biking are better for aging than strength training with […]

New Beauty Device Is Bringing LED Infrared Anti-Aging Treatment To Your Home

A brand new at-home anti-aging device is changing the way you treat your skin. Meet Eterno, an “out of this world” time-saving skincare device that uses the same regenerative LED infrared technology NASA uses to grow plants in space. Your skin is the largest organ of the body and consists of three layers of tissues: the epidermis, the […]

Dermatologists Urge Consumers to Treat Acne Early

Many teenagers and young adults believe that they have to let acne run its course instead of treating it, while others turn to do-it-yourself treatments — like applying diaper cream or toothpaste to pimples — without much success. Yet left untreated, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology in a media release, acne often […]

Botulinum toxin injections may improve scarring

Long lauded for its ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, botulinum toxin is now being considered for reducing scarring. (©BudimirJevtic,AdobeStock,55216160) Long lauded for its ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, botulinum toxin is now being considered for reducing scarring. By using botulinum toxin to denervate underlying muscle and immobilize tension―which increases inflammation, fibrosis, […]

American Academy of Dermatology Releases Guidelines for Melanoma Treatment

New areas addressed include genetic testing for hereditary risk and considerations for pregnant patients Newswise — ROSEMONT, Ill. (Nov. 1, 2018) — More than 1 million Americans are living with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, and one person dies of the disease every hour. Fortunately, melanoma is highly treatable when detected early. As […]

NATURAL FACELIFT:  Facial Excercises and Yoga

The face has 60 different muscle all of which respond well to firming and toning exercises. Facial yoga/exercises can help to rejuvenate the face by encouraging underlying muscle growth to effectively provide a safe, natural, non-toxic, non-invasive facelift to loose hanging skin that is a natural free alternative to Botox, even after surgery. Loose, sagging, […]

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