WASHINGTON - A new facial moisturizer formulated with a complex of vitamins is an excellent choice for ancillary skin care in rosacea patients, Zoe D. Draelos, M.D., said at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Las Vegas - As with so many other dermatologic procedures, lasers may
soon be playing an important role in hair transplantation, Marc R. Avram, M.D.,
said at the International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery meeting.
The return of the U.S. Senate to Democratic control appears to improve
the chances for passage of a Patients' Bill of Rights, but it could reduce
chances for real Medicare reform as key Democratic leaders focus on prescription
drug legislation instead.
New Orleans - An objective method using 3-D in-vivo skin imaging which
correlates with subjective clinical investigator assessment of facial wrinkles
and may provide a more accurate quantification and grading of wrinkles has been
demonstrated, reported Leyda Elizabeth Bowes, M.D., at the annual meeting of
the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Seattle - Significant advances in gene therapy are taking place
in the area of cancer, and gene therapists have predicted that these advances
will greatly improve the quality of life for patients with prostate, lung,
and skin cancers, according to Reuters Health.
Four lasers, one intense pulsed light source all used to treat patients undergoing
Schaumburg, Ill. - The AAD on June 20 announced Fred F. Castrow
III, M.D., won its special presidential election. Dr. Castrow, who maintains
a solo practice in Houston and is a clinical professor of dermatology at
the University of Texas Medical Branch, will take office next March.
CHESTNUT HILL, MASS. - Neck liposuction is a safe and effective alternative for facial rejuvenation, according to Michael S. Kaminer, M.D. In addition, simultaneous platysma repair can further improve results, with little incidence of complications, he added.
Beauty benefit: Legs that don't look like roadmaps. Health bonus: Reduced risk
of pain, swelling, blood clots, and skin ulcers.
New Orleans - Physicians could help patients concerned about the effects
of aging by increasing their awareness of an easily performed type of hand rejuvenation
in which age spots are removed with a laser, according to Jason N. Pozner, M.D.,
plastic surgeo, Boca Raton, Fla.