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Photodynamic photorejuvenation
Waikoloa, Hawaii - Intense pulsed light (IPL) and lasers used in combination with 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) on the full face can achieve photorejuvenation as well as treat actinic keratoses (AK), according to Mitchel P. Goldman, M.D.
Skin rejuvenation
Waikoloa, Hawaii - The Galaxy, a new machine from Syneron, achieves optimal skin rejuvenation by combining high fluence radio frequency energy with optical light and laser, according to R. Stephen Mulholland, MD.
Dogged pursuit
Washington, D.C. - The rash was like nothing John Melski, M.D., had ever seen before and he had reason to be alarmed. Bitten by a prairie dog, his 3-year-old patient had been hospitalized with a fever that raged for days despite intravenous antibiotics. Meanwhile, her parents became sick as well. It took Dr. Melski nine days of high-tech sleuthing to find out he was the first dermatologist in the Western Hemisphere to diagnose monkeypox in humans.
Infections are getting more serious
San Diego - The incidence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant staphyloccocus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections rapidly increased in 2003, and the infections appear to be getting more serious, according to Dennis L. Stevens, M.D., Ph.D.
Clean Sweep
San Francisco - Laboratory studies show that Olay Daily Facial cloths do not damage the stratum corneum, according to investigators for Procter & Gamble, maker of the products.
Stronger Stratum Corneum
San Francisco -A novel night firming product containing niacinamide, dexpanthenol, tocopherol acetate, and hydrolyzed wheat protein strengthens the stratum corneum better than nine other commercial firming and moisturizing products, according to transepidermal water loss studies performed by Procter & Gamble.
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