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Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Fillers & Injectables, Lasers & Light Devices, Skin Care

Cloudy with a Chance of Wrinkles: ROC Ranks US Cities By Wrinkle Index

Philadelphia will be the most wrinkle-prone city in America come 2040 thanks to high stress levels, more airborne pollution, lengthy commute times and higher than average smoking rates, according to t…

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Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Personnel/Company News, Skin Care, PCA Skin

Chris Payne Named Chief Marketing Officer at PCA Skin

Chris Payne has been named Chief Marketing Officer at Scottsdale, AZ-based PCA Skin. In this role, Payne will be responsible for leading all marketing and communication initiatives to d…

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | FDA Approval/Clearance, Product Launches and Updates

Oculus Innovative Sciences Receives FDA Approval for Post-Dermal-Procedures Product

The FDA awarded Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc. 510(k) clearance for its new post-dermal-procedures product. Under the supervision of a healthcare professional, the product is intended for the remova…

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | Healthcare Trends, Fillers & Injectables, Product Launches and Updates, Allergan

Kybella for Men May Mean Buh-Bye Beards

If Allergan’s double-chin melting injectable Kybella were to really take off among men, we may be seeing a lot fewer beards, jokes bearded Washington DC -- based dermatologist Terrence Keaney, …

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | Lasers & Light Devices, Product Launches and Updates

Freedom Laser Therapy Launches iRESTORE Hair Growth System

Freedom Laser Therapy is rolling out the iRestore Hair Growth System. The hands-free iRestore Hair Growth System is US Food and Drug Administration-cleared for hair growth. It works via lasers and …

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Monday, August 22, 2016 | Acne, Research and Publications

It’s So Far, So Good for BioPharmX’s New Acne Drug

BioPharmX Corporation’s novel topical minocycline, BPX-01, reduced facial P. acnes by more than 90 percent after four weeks, new research shows. In the Phase 2a study, a daily 10 mg dose of t…

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Friday, August 19, 2016 | Skin Cancer

23andMe Data Helps ID BCC Risk Genes

New research out of 23andMe and Stanford University School of Medicine pinpoints 31 genetic associations for basal cell carcinoma (BCC), 14 of which are all new. Taken together, these associations …

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Thursday, August 18, 2016 | Skin Cancer, Research and Publications

Face-Aging App May Encourage Sun-Safe Behavior

Appealing to their vanity may be the best way to encourage young women to practice sun-safe behaviors, a new study shows. The new research, published in Cogent Psychology,  studied the differe…

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Thursday, August 18, 2016 | Acne, Product Launches and Updates

Billionaire John Paul DeJoria Bets Big on AubĂ­o for Cold Sores and Maybe More

Billionaire John Paul DiJoria of Paul Mitchell Professional Hair Care Products and Patron Tequila fame is putting his money where his mouth is --- literally. DeJoria is now investing &ldq…

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016 | Acne, Research and Publications

Fat Chance Teen Acne Doesn’t Contain Diacylglycerols

New research provides a fingerprint of the fats found in sebum, namely diacylglycerols. The findings appear in the Journal of Lipid Research.  Emanuela Camera at the San Gallicano…

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016 | Acquisitions and Mergers, Lasers & Light Devices, Merz

Merz Acquires Aesthetics Medical Device Company ON Light Sciences

With its newest acquisition of ON Light Sciences, Inc.,  Merz North America is expanding their reach into the laser-adjacent dermatologic arena. ON Light Sciences, Inc. is a U.S. med…

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016 | Healthcare Trends, Skin Cancer, Research and Publications

Most Indoor Tanners Not in Favor of #Banthetan Movement

Most young adult women who regularly visit indoor tanning salons do support the introduction of policies to make it safer, but are against a total ban. The new findings appear in Translational Beha…

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Monday, August 15, 2016 | Phase 3/4 Trials

Paratek Initiates Phase 3 Study of Oral Omadacycline for MRSA, Acute Skin Infections

The first patient has been dosed in Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s second pivotal Phase 3 study of omadacycline for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI). Omadacycline …

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Friday, August 12, 2016 | Skin Cancer, Research and Publications, Skin Cancer Foundation

Skin Cancer Foundation Calls for Grant Proposals for the 2017 Research Grant Awards Program

The Skin Cancer Foundation is calling for grant proposals for their 2017 Research Grant Awards Program. Four grants of $25,000 will be awarded to research projects and clinical studies re…

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016 | Lasers & Light Devices, Practice Development, Cynosure, Merz, Syneron, Zeltiq

Men, New Technologies Drive Growth in Body Contouring Market

The body contouring market is set to rise from $671.8 million in 2015 to more than $1.1 billion by 2022, representing a compound annual growth rate of 7.9%, according to research and consulting firm G…

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