Cosmetics News
December 8, 2019

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'Molecular Surgery' Reshapes Living Tissue With Electricity but No Incisions

Traditional surgery to reshape a nose or ear entails cutting, sometimes followed by long recovery times and scars. Now, researchers have developed a ... read more

Scientists Reverse Aging-Associated Skin Wrinkles and Hair Loss in a Mouse Model

Researchers have reversed wrinkled skin and hair loss, hallmarks of aging, in a mouse model. When a mutation leading to mitochondrial dysfunction is ... read more

3-D Bioprinter to Print Human Skin

Scientists have presented a prototype for a 3D bioprinter that can create totally functional human skin. This skin is adequate for transplanting to patients or for use in research or the testing of ... read more

Sunbed Users Get Melanoma at a Younger Age

Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer with the strongest increase in incidence in the last decade, and the incidence rates have never been as high. The World Health Organization based ... read more
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Brachytherapy Proves Effective in Treating Skin Cancer

The use of high-dose-rate brachytherapy to treat elderly patients with common skin cancers offers excellent cure rates and cosmetic outcomes, according to a new ... read more

Aesthetics of Skin Cancer Therapy May Vary by Treatment Type

In a meta-analysis of 58 studies, a study compared four types of skin cancer treatments and found that while all four had similar recurrence rates a year after treatment, a form of radiation called ... read more

Tanning Industry Uses Promos, Cheap Prices to Lure Adolescents and Young Adults, Study Finds

Everyone knows cigarette smoking causes cancer and as a result, prices and advertising are closely regulated to discourage youth from starting. But another cancer risk, indoor tanning, which has been ... read more

Indoor Tanning May Be an Addiction Abetted by Both Genetic and Psychiatric Factors

A combination of elevated symptoms of depression along with modifications in a gene responsible for dopamine activity, important to the brain's pleasure and reward system, appear to influence an ... read more

People With Benign Skin Condition Willing to Trade Time, Money to Cure Disorder

People with benign hyperpigmentation (the darkening or increase in the natural color of the skin), are willing to pay (WTP) nearly 14 percent of their monthly income and approximately 90 minutes a ... read more

Educational Outreach, Public Policy Changes Needed to Reduce Health Hazards at Nail Salons

The nail salon industry has seen rapid growth within the last 20 years, becoming increasingly popular among women of all ages. For the technicians in those salons, this beauty can come with a cost: ... read more

What Causes Aging of the Upper Lip? Loss of Volume, Not Just 'Sagging'

Plastic surgeons have long debated the mechanisms aging-related changes in the face: Are they related more to 'deflation' or 'sagging'? A new study helps settle the debate, ... read more

Views of Ideal Female Appearance in China Are Changing

A researcher found that young women in China, living in a rapidly changing society with more personal independence, disposable income and exposure to Western media than ever before, are also altering ... read more

Facial Asymmetry Increases With Age

Asymmetry between the two sides of the face increases steadily with aging -- a finding with important implications for facial rejuvenation and reconstructive ... read more

A Wearable Device for Regrowing Hair

Although some people embrace the saying 'bald is beautiful,' for others, alopecia, or excessive hair loss, can cause stress and anxiety. Some studies have shown that stimulating the skin ... read more

Facial Plastic Surgeons Call for Reduction of Opioid Prescriptions After Rhinoplasty

A team of surgeons found that, of 173 patients undergoing rhinoplasty, a common procedure performed in the facial plastic and reconstructive surgery field, only two refilled their opioid ... read more

Maple Leaf Extract Could Nip Skin Wrinkles in the Bud

Maple trees are best known for their maple syrup and lovely fall foliage. But it turns out that the beauty of those leaves could be skin-deep -- and that's a good thing. Today, scientists report ... read more

YouTube Is Source of Misinformation on Plastic Surgery

In the first study to evaluate YouTube videos on facial plastic surgery procedures, researchers found that most are misleading marketing campaigns posted by non-qualified medical ... read more

A New Reality for Beauty Standards: How Selfies and Filters Affect Body Image

With the spread of photo-editing technology through applications like Snapchat and Facetune, the level of physical 'perfection' previously seen only on celebrity or beauty magazines is now ... read more

Implants Made by Computer-Aided Design Provide Good Results in Patients With Rare Chest Muscle Deformity

For patients with Poland syndrome -- a rare congenital condition affecting the chest muscle -- computer-aided design (CAD) techniques can be used to create custom-made silicone implants for ... read more

Patients Opt for 3D Simulation for Breast Augmentation -- But It Doesn't Improve Outcomes

Three-dimensional image simulation is popular among women planning breast augmentation surgery. But while this evolving technology may enhance communication, it doesn't improve patient ... read more

Complication of 'Fat Freezing' Procedure May Be More Common Than Thought

Cryolipolysis is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure that eliminates excess fat by freezing it. But a complication called paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH) -- a hardened area of localized fat ... read more

Face Transplantation: An Established Option to Improve Quality of Life in Patients With Severe Facial Trauma

Thirteen years after the first successful face transplant, US trauma surgeons should be aware of the current role of facial transplantation for patients with severe facial disfigurement -- including ... read more

Oilseed Crop's Waste Product Yields Compounds That Protect Skin from the Sun

Meadowfoam, a native Pacific Northwest plant cultivated as an oilseed crop, has emerged as a potential new source of protection against the sun's harmful effects on the ... read more

Be Wary of Cosmetic Surgeons' Online Reviews

Consumers consider online reviews important for choosing physicians, but they should be wary of using those ratings to choose plastic surgeons. The reviews tend to be polarized, and some are written ... read more

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