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May 27, 2015 — A three-dimensional imaging technique often used in the automotive and aerospace industries for accurate measurement may be useful to measure the efficacy of injectable wrinkle reducers such as Botox ... read more

'Hidden' Fragrance Compound Can Cause Contact Allergy

May 27, 2015 — Linalyl acetate, a fragrance chemical that is one of the main constituents of the essential oil of lavender, is not on the list of allergenic compounds pursuant to the EU Cosmetics Directive. Thus, ... read more

Most Americans Don't Use Sunscreen, Study Shows

May 19, 2015 — Exposure to ultraviolet radiation is the most preventable risk factor for all types of skin cancer. But according to new research, the majority of Americans are not regularly using sunscreen to ... read more

Fat Grafting for Buttocks Augmentation: Combined Technique Gives Good Results

Apr. 30, 2015 — Have you ever dreamed of taking fat from one area where you had a little too much, and transferring to somewhere you wanted a little more? A Brazilian plastic surgery team has done just that, using a ... read more

Obesity Linked to Increased Health Care Costs After Plastic Surgery

Apr. 30, 2015 — After common plastic surgery procedures, obese patients have more complications and make more hospital visits—leading to higher healthcare costs, reports a ... read more

Frequent Indoor Tanning Among Teens Shows Correlation With Smoking, Social Media Use

Apr. 20, 2015 — More than a third of New Jersey high school students who engage in indoor tanning do so frequently and many would find it hard to stop the practice. Investigators also found that frequent indoor ... read more

Botox Makes Unnerving Journey Into Our Nervous System

Apr. 16, 2015 — Researchers have shown how Botox -- also known as Botulinum neurotoxin serotype A -- is transported via our nerves back to the central nervous system. Botox -- best known for its ability to smooth ... read more

Suntanned in Paradise? Researcher Explores Why Some People Risk Skin Cancer

Apr. 13, 2015 — Tanning as “paradise” — the depiction in ads and magazines of smiling people sporting even tans and often enjoying exotic vacation spots — may influence people to tan in the sun or tanning ... read more

Enzyme in Cosmetic Products Can Act as Allergen Via the Skin

Apr. 10, 2015 — Papain is an important industrial protein-degrading enzyme that is used, for example, in the food and cosmetic industries. When humans or animals come in contact with papain, strong allergic ... read more

Researchers List Reasons Why the U. S. Surgeon General Should Announce That UV Tanning Causes Skin Cancer

Apr. 8, 2015 — A July, 2014 Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer by acting Surgeon General Dr. Boris Lushniak points out that indoor tanning is "strongly associated with increased skin cancer risk," but ... read more

Two Different Fat Graft Techniques Have Similar Effects on Facial Skin

Mar. 30, 2015 — Two approaches to fat grafting—injection of fat cells versus fat-derived stem cells—have similar effects in reversing the cellular-level signs of aging skin, reports a study. The study included ... read more

Fat Grafting Technique Improves Results of Breast Augmentation

Mar. 30, 2015 — In women undergoing breast augmentation, a technique using transplantation of a small amount of the patient's own fat cells can produce better cosmetic outcomes, reports a study. In particular, ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — Scientists have created an enhanced surface for silicone breast implants which could reduce complications and make them less likely to be rejected by the body. In the US alone almost 400,000 cosmetic ... read more

Botox to Improve Smiles in Children With Facial Paralysis

Mar. 5, 2015 — Injecting botulinum toxin A -- known commercially as Botox -- appears to be a safe procedure to improve smiles by restoring lip symmetry in children with facial paralysis, a condition they can be ... read more

New Research Aims to Refine Increasingly Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures: Buttock Augmentation and Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery

Mar. 2, 2015 — Two of the fastest-growing plastic surgery procedures are gluteoplasty or "butt augmentation," to improve the appearance of the buttocks; and labiaplasty to address cosmetic and functional ... read more

Needle-Free Vaccination: How Scientists Ask Skin Cells for Help

Feb. 18, 2015 — New research introduces a new approach to stimulate the skin immune response by applying needle-free ... read more

Facelift Surgery After Massive Weight Loss Poses Challenges

Jan. 29, 2015 — Patients undergoing bariatric surgery for severe obesity are often left with excess, sagging skin affecting all areas of the body -- including the face. There are unique challenges of facelift ... read more

Best Practices for Ingrown Hair or 'Razor Bumps'

Jan. 28, 2015 — A skin expert offers practical advice and treatment options for dealing with ingrown hair, also known as "razor bumps." Women and men with coarse and/or curly hair are more prone to ... read more

Good Cosmetic Results, Safety With Liposculpture of the Hips, Flanks and Thighs

Jan. 15, 2015 — Two decades of experience by senior plastic surgeons in different parts of the world show excellent cosmetic results and low complication rates with liposculpture of the hips, flanks, and thighs, ... read more

Complications After Thigh Lift Surgery Common, but Usually Minor

Dec. 29, 2014 — Performed as part of body contouring procedures in patients with massive weight loss, a procedure called medial thigh lift carries a substantial risk of complications, reports a new ... read more

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