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Does topically applied vitamin C help fighting skin ageing?

Topically applied vitamin C increases the density of dermal papillae in aged human skin

The influence of ageing on the density of the functional entities of the papillae containing nutritive capillaries, here in terms as the papillary index, and the effect of topically applied vitamin C were investigated by confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) in vivo.

Bone marrow rejuvenation to boost immunity and fight cancer?

Scientists wage fight against aging bone marrow stem cell niche

As people get older so do the hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) that form their blood, creating an increased risk for compromised immunity and certain blood cancers. Now researchers are reporting in the scientific journal EMBO that the bone marrow niche where HSC’s form also ages, contributing to the problem.

Should Botox and dermal fillers be administered by non-health professionals?

Aesthetic nurses to take stand on Botox being administered by beauticians

An emergency motion condemning the injection of Botox and dermal fillers by non-health professionals, such as beauty therapists and hairdressers, is to be proposed at this year’s 6th National Aesthetic Nursing Conference at the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool. The event is organised by the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing (JAN).

Eight uses of Botulinum toxin for non-cosmetic problems

Botulinum Neurotoxin in Plastic Surgery_Whats the Evidence for Effectiveness

Botox and other botulinum neurotoxins (BoNT) products are widely known for their use in treating facial wrinkles—but they can also be used to treat a wide range of non-cosmetic problems. Eight conditions with good evidence of effective treatment with BoNT are identified in a special review in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the […]

[March] Research review on Dermatology

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A Lancet paper reporting a favourable risk-benefit profile for SC methotrexate (although perhaps not as effective as biologicals) for treating patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis begins this month’s issue. Belgian research suggests that a one-time total-body skin examination of adults is the most cost-effective strategy for reducing skin cancer mortality. This is followed by Australian […]

What intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms cause facial skin ageing?


Facial skin ageing is caused by intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms. Intrinsic ageing is highly related to chronological age. Age-related skin changes can be measured using clinical and biophysical methods. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether and how clinical characteristics and biophysical parameters are associated with each other with and without adjustment for […]

New plastic surgery statistics reveal focus on face and fat

New plastic surgery statistics reveal focus on face and fat

New data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveals that Americans want to put their best face and body forward as their annual plastic surgery procedural statistics show a three percent growth in cosmetic procedures over the last year. According to ASPS statistics, there were 17.1 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures […]

[February] Research review on Dermatology – Issue 3

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A phase 2 dose-escalation RCT comparing three strengths of sirolimus gel and placebo for facial angio bromas in the tuberous sclerosis complex begins this issue. This is followed by a randomised trial demonstrating the bene cial effects of NB-UVB (narrow-band UVB) and PUVA (psoralen plus UVA) in managing steroid-dependent, antihistamine-refractory chronic urticaria. In other RCTs […]

Research review on Psoriasis – 2

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Psoriasis Research Review 2

A multicenter Australian study published in JAMA on the association between paediatric psoriasis and waist-to-height ratio in the absence of obesity suggests a positive association in a group of 200 children attending a tertiary referral center paediatric dermatology clinic and one of two private specialist dermatologists’ consultant rooms. This study highlights the potential impact of […]

Research review on Psoriasis


This issue features an informative study comparing coronary artery calcium in patients with psoriasis and type 2 diabetes. Also in this review you can read about ixekizumab for scalp psoriasis, HLA-Cw6 homozygosity and strep throat in plaque psoriasis, coronary artery disease progression and biologic agents, psoriasis and obstructive sleep apnea, vasoconstriction with calcipotriol plus betamethasone […]