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Sep 18, 2014
Eating Your Five-a-Day is the Key to a Sexy Sun-Kissed Glow:
Forget sun beds, sunbathing and fake tanning lotions. The secret to a sexy, healthy glow lies in eating your fruits and vegetables, reveals new breakthrough research from Taylor & Francis.

Aug 07, 2014
New Biomaterial Can Coat Tricky Burn Wounds and Block Out Infection:
Scientists are reporting the development of novel, ultrathin coatings called nanosheets that can cling to the body's most difficult-to-protect contours and keep bacteria at bay.

sunscreen Jul 03, 2014
Sunscreen Users Motivated by Fear of Skin Cancer:
University at Buffalo researchers say that when it comes to preventing skin cancer, a little fear is good for you.

bandages Jan 07, 2014
Highly Effective Treatment for Excessive Scars:
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery assembles evidence on laser therapy for scar prevention and treatment

dog bite Dec 03, 2013
'Revision' Procedures Often Needed To Manage Facial Dog Bite Scars In Children:
Dog bites to the face are a relatively common injury in young children, and often require repeated plastic surgery procedures to deal with persistent scarring.

petri dish Nov 05, 2013
Technique using patient's own fat improves appearance and function in patients with difficult-to-treat scars:
A technique using injection of the patient's own fat cells may be an effective treatment for hard, contracted scars resulting from burns or other causes.

Jun 04, 2013
Hiding and Healing Self-Injury Scars:
Though some scars may never heal, there are steps that can be taken to hide or erase the marks left by self-injury.

May 07, 2013
Laser Therapy: Men Do It, Too:
When striae affect athletes, laser treatment can help.

tanning Mar 12, 2013
How Young is Too Young for Tanning?:
And what role should the government have in regulating the health choices of minors?

scientists Jan 16, 2013
The Opposite of Scarring:
New York University scientists recently revealed a potential method for curbing the body's natural scar-producing function.

 

Dec 17, 2012
Scars from Childhood Cancer Can Affect Adult Quality Of Life:
The increased risk of disfigurement caused by childhood cancer and treatment is associated with emotional distress and reduced quality of life in adulthood

Oct 02, 2012
Laser Surgery on Dark Skin:
Laser surgery has been historically more difficult and potentially dangerous for dark skinned patients. However, new technology has significantly increased the safety of laser surgery for dark skinned patients.

Aug 28, 2012
Air Force Doctor Uses Laser Skin Treatment to Heal Burn Victims:
Lt. Col. Chad Hivnor is using his passion for helping people to help burn victims and people with scars achieve functional improvements through fractional laser therapy.

Jun 18, 2012
Have Fun in the Sun Without Damaging your Skin:
The sun can be as dangerous as it is inviting. Sunspots, wrinkles, and skin cancer can all be caused by its damaging rays if proper safety measures aren’t taken.

Apr 16, 2012
Full Face Transplant Recipient Discusses his Recovery:
Last summer, Dallas Weins explained that all he wanted from his surgery was to be able to feel his daughter’s kisses. Now, a year after he was the first American to have a full face transplant, that wish has come true.

Feb 12, 2012
Surgical Scars:
If you’ve recently had a surgery to improve your health or are considering surgery to improve your appearance, here’s everything you need to know about scars.

Jan 16, 2012
Top Reasons for Getting a Tattoo Removed:
The primary reasons people get tattoos is to feel unique, express independence, or to make a life experience stand out, but for many a shift in identity occurs over the next five years and they choose to get the tattoo removed as a way of disassociating from the past.

Dec 13, 2011
Black Henna: Temporary Tattoos that Scar:
Dangerous chemicals added to henna tattoos to make them stain the skin a pure black can cause allergic reactions and permanent scarring in as much as 1.5% of the population, or 1 in every 75 people.

Nov 15, 2011
Are Scars Preventing You from Finding a Job?:
A recent study suggests that many candidates may be denied a job not because of their qualifications or character—but because of their scars.

Sep 25, 2011
Removing Tattoos Without Scars:
Tattoo removal used to be a significantly more arduous task, which would likely replace your inked skin with a permanent scar.

Aug 29, 2011
How to Get and Maintain Healthy Skin for the School Year:
The summer sun can cause unwanted acne. Read more on how to enter the school year with blemish free skin!

Jul 27, 2011
Protecting Your Skin in the Sun:
Summer is the time to have fun in the sun. Here's some advice on keeping your skin healthy!

Jul 11, 2011
Breast Cancer-Picture Perfect:
Fashion photographer David Jay reveals a different side when photographing women who have suffered from breast cancer.

Jun 25, 2011
A Four-Year Project in Endoscopic Simulation Could Advance “Scarless” Surgery:
Advances in surgical computer technology could perfect "scarless" endoscopic abdominal surgery.

Jun 07, 2011
Healing the Man Without A Face:
For most people, waking up with basic facial features is an everyday event, but for Dallas Wiens, who has lived the last two years without a face, having just eyelids, a nose, and a mouth is a miracle.

May 10, 2011
Men and Stretch Marks:
Though stretch marks are often seen as something that only affect women, almost half of men will develop stretch marks in their lifetime

Mar 30, 2011
AFIRM Reduces Scar Formation with their Advances in Regenerative Medicine:
AFIRM strives to not just heal injured body parts, but to completely restore them to their original state.

Feb 22, 2011
Preventing the Scars and Stretch Marks of Pregnancy:
Your guide to significantly reducing or preventing the appearance of stretch marks

Jan 24, 2011
Freckles, Sunspots, and Birthmarks:
Common Blemishes and their Treatments

Jan 04, 2011
A New Surgical Tool--The Ikea Pencil:
IKEA pencils are better at marking out cuts in the bone for facial and head surgery than traditional felt tipped pens.

Nov 22, 2010
Hope for Wounded Warrior Burn Victims:
A major improvement is coming in the field of dermatology and plastic surgery, specifically in the recovery and care for wounded warrior burn victims.

Nov 08, 2010
Growing Up Scarred: Burn Scars and Children:
Many burn scars originate when the victims are children. According to a seventeen-year study, 120,000 children in the United States are seriously burned every year.

Oct 16, 2010
Aesthetic Scars: A Controversial Practice:
Body scarification, or the creation of scars for aesthetic or religious purposes, has been practiced for thousands of years, especially among African tribes.

Sep 14, 2010
A History of Scar Treatment: From Lotions to Lasers:
Scar treatment has significantly evolved over the past fifty years, and new treatments are constantly being developed.

Aug 24, 2010
Celebrity Scar Treatment:
In a society that idolizes celebrities, it’s easy to believe that celebrities are flawless. However, many of the most famous celebrities have scars. These celebrities’ methods of dealing with their scars vary as wildly as their careers.

Aug 02, 2010
Stretch Marks, Body Image, and Stress:
Stretch marks not only result in an altered physical appearance, they can also have negative psychological impacts.

Jul 08, 2010
New Insights into Mechanisms Controlling Scar Formation:
Recently published research reveals an unexpected mechanism that limits scar formation.

Jun 10, 2010
Melanoma: a Growing but Preventable Problem:
Malignant melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer, and the incidence is rising. However, the disease is both preventable and treatable if caught early.

May 25, 2010
Healing Homeland Heroes:
New governmental initiatives may help wounded veterans get the care they deserve

Apr 29, 2010
Harnessing Laser Light for Stretch Mark Reduction:
New laser treatment protocols offer viable options for stretch mark reduction.

Apr 14, 2010
Facial Scarring: Opinions and Options:
Some learn to love their facial scars, but for those who are embarrassed by them, several treatment options exist

Mar 30, 2010
Garnet BioTherapeutics Announces First Patient Treated In Trial Of New Therapy For Improvement In Scar Appearance:
Garnet Bio Therapeutics announces first patient treated in trial of new therapy that gives off a variety of pro-regenerative growth factors and cytokines which help repair damaged tissue and reduce inflammation, ultimately augmenting the body's ability to heal itself.

Mar 18, 2010
Examining Scars to Pinpoint Healing Problems in Obese Patients after Surgery:
Researchers examined scars to understand why obese patients who underwent surgery often experienced complications with healing.

Mar 04, 2010
Annual AAD Meeting Discusses Best Skin Care for Acne & Rosacea:
Dermatologists recommend that with proper diagnosis, treatment and a healthy dose of good, old-fashioned skin care, acne and rosacea can be less of a nuisance for patients.

Mar 01, 2010
Eczema in Early Childhood May Effect Mental Health:
A recent study indicates that children who suffered from eczema within the first two years were more likely to develop emotional problems later in childhood.

Feb 01, 2010
The Future of Human Healing: Studying Regrowth & Regeneration in the Animal Kingdom:
By studying healing and body regeneration through evolution in the animal kingdom, scientists will better understand how to improve human healing in the future.

Jan 06, 2010
Parents Charged with Tattooing Their Kids:
After creating their own at-home tattooing instrument with a guitar string as the needle, parents Patty Jo Marsh and Jacob Bartels proceeded to give six of their seven children tattoos. Now what started as a way to include the whole family in their affinity for body art, turned quickly into a legal battle. Both parents are charged with cruelty to children, reckless conduct, and tattooing.

Dec 28, 2009
New Tanning Tax In Lieu of "BoTax": A Win/Win for Skin?:
Last weekend, the Senate nixed its proposed 5% tax on elective cosmetic procedures with a supplementary 10% on tanning salons. This decision is a win for the members of the American Academy of Dermatologists (AAD) who rallied together against the original bill.

Dec 22, 2009
Using Mother Nature to Treat Scars:
The formation of scars is a natural result of the healing process after an injury. The skin is the largest organ of the body, and as a result, any trauma to it can cause the formation of scar tissue...

Dec 04, 2009
Senate Healthcare Bill to Tax Cosmetic Surgery:
Cosmetic surgery and procedure patients and health-care providers are lining up in opposition to a provision in the U.S. Senate’s version of Health Care Reform which would impose a 5% tax on purely cosmetic elective procedures, a measure designed to raise nearly $6 billion of the projected $849 billion cost of the healthcare bill.

Dec 03, 2009
Fractional Skin Resurfacing - A Better Way to Remove Scars?:
Fractional skin resurfacing is an emerging laser scar removal method that requires less recovery time than traditional technologies.

Nov 25, 2009
Thanksgiving Skin Care Tips:
The holiday season is upon us, and with the joys and excitement of the festivities come the disasters and stress of family gatherings and travelling; not to mention the anxiety about overeating. One thing to keep in mind during this season of celebration is adequate skin care.

Nov 12, 2009
Berns Triplets Back on The Today Show:
The Berns triplets first made headlines when they appeared on NBC’s The Today Show in May of 2009 to share their story and spread a message of hope for other scarred burn victims. After months of innovative laser treatment, the triplets were featured on the news again when they reappeared on the Today Show to showcase the results of their treatment.

Oct 20, 2009
Scar Healing Science- How Certain Scar Treatments Work:
Scar Healing is the result of biologic wound repair and is a complex process. With the exception of minor lesions, every skin wound causes some degree of permanent scarring. The word scar comes from the Greek word eschara, meaning “place of fire.” Scar tissue is different from normal skin. It is inferior in appearance and function. Scars are less resistant to ultraviolet rays and more prone to sunburn. Scars also lack a blood supply or sweat glands, and they never grow hair.

Sep 14, 2009
Prevent Contagious Skin Conditions This School Year:
Young children and adolescents are at an increased risk for certain skin conditions. Although the symptoms may be treated easily, the highly infectious nature of these conditions means that they can rapidly spread throughout a school if not effectively contained.

Sep 01, 2009
First time in Canada- Surgeons successfully remove a tumour from a child's face through his scalp:
Surgeons at The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre and McGill University used a novel approach for the first time in Canada to remove a tumour embedded in the upper face of Jayden Cambridge, an 18-month old child. Using a new endoscopic technique, the surgeons entered from the toddler’s scalp, above his hairline, to retrieve the tumour located in the middle of his forehead. Thanks to this new procedure, the little boy will be spared an unsightly scar, and instead has a tiny one hidden by his hair.

Aug 21, 2009
Not So Much Fun in the Sun: Summer Safety Issues:
Here is a list of four surprising summer safety issues that you may want to watch out for this season.

Jul 31, 2009
Dermatologists Caution Alternative Eczema Therapies Are No Substitute for Proven Medical Treatments :
At the American Academy of Dermatology's Summer Academy Meeting 2009 in Boston, dermatologist Peter A. Lio, M.D., FAAD, discussed why eczema patients try alternative therapies and how certain therapies used in conjunction with clinically tested medical treatments could hold promise in further improving the condition.

Jun 24, 2009
Berns Triplets Spread Message of Hope for Scarred Burn Victims:
22-year-old Triplets Jordan, Trae and Chandra Berns have a mission to tell a story of hope for burn victims. Severely burned in a tragic fire as toddlers, they have endured scarring for almost all of their lives.

May 05, 2009
Healing With Hyaluronic Acid:
While there are numerous scar and wound care products on the market, not all of them work efficiently on all types of wounds. On wounds of the lower extremities, one treatment that has shown some success...

Apr 23, 2009
Protecting Skin from the Sun:
This summer, protecting your scars from UV rays should be a top priority. The better a scar is protected from sun exposure, the less visible it will become.

Apr 15, 2009
Measuring the Effectiveness of Aloe Vera on Wound/Scar Healing:
Aloe vera was known as the “plant of immortality” in Egypt more than 6,000 years ago and it is likely already part of your skin care regimen...

Apr 15, 2009
Putting Keratin to the Test:
What happens when you have a chronic or burn wound that will not heal? What treatments can you seek if you or someone you know has a rare condition known as epidermolysis bullosa...

Apr 09, 2009
Stimulating Help for Difficult Wounds:
More than 6 million Americans suffer from wounds that are considered chronic and difficult to heal. These wounds may be the result of long-term pressure or friction on the skin...

Apr 08, 2009
Healing Homeland Heroes- a Movement Grows:
As many U.S. and UK veterans return from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, they bear the sacrifice they made on their bodies. Missing limbs, impaired vision and deafness are just a few examples of the physical injuries they've endured...

Mar 23, 2009
Acne Scar Treatment – Inside the Latest Studies:
If you are an adult or teenager who has acne breakouts, you’re not alone. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, millions of Americans have acne at this moment and we spend more than $100 million a year on nonprescription acne treatments...

Mar 17, 2009
Stem Cell Therapy May Benefit Scleroderma Patients:
Patients who suffer from scleroderma scarring and wounds may benefit from new stem-cell therapies using cells created from the patient’s own bone marrow...

Mar 04, 2009
Healing Visible Scars From Self-Injury:
Sometimes people experiencing emotional pain or stress injure themselves as a way of dealing with uncontrollable bad feelings. Aside from the psychological toll, this self-destructive behavior can also leave behind physical reminders...

Feb 09, 2009
Taking a Closer Look at Self-Injury:
For some individuals, self-injury is a way to deal with strong emotions. Cutting, scratching, burning and picking the skin are common methods for countering emotional pain...

Jan 09, 2009
Understanding Acne Scars:
If you are one of the 40 to 50 million Americans who suffer from acne, you know dealing with embarrassing blemishes and active inflammation is difficult enough. Many acne cases do respond to treatment and clear up eventually

Dec 22, 2008
Tips for Treating Acne:
If you’ve ever been frustrated by your skin you’re not alone – acne affects an estimated 40 to 50 million Americans each year. Whether it’s the occasional blemish, regular outbreaks or persistent severe inflammation

Dec 11, 2008
Stretch Marks: Treatment and Prevention Beyond Pregnancy:
Most often when we hear about stretch marks the conversation involves pregnancy. As many mothers can attest to, the stretch marks remain behind long after the baby is born. Despite their popularity, research suggests...

Dec 05, 2008
What is Acne: Understanding Fact Versus Fiction:
Have you ever blamed an acne breakout simply on stress? You’re not alone. Almost 80 percent of people between the ages of 11 and 30 have experienced acne at some point in their lives, and many ideas abound...

Dec 05, 2008
Adult Acne - Why it's Back and Options for Clearer Skin:
Bad skin is not just a teenage dilemma. Today more than half of adult women and one quarter of adult men experience acne breakouts...

Dec 04, 2008
The Social Impact of Acne – It's Not Just Skin Deep:
For many of the millions of Americans who suffer from acne, their symptoms are mild and easily managed. Since acne is so common...

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