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What’s new in atopic eczema?

What’s new in atopic eczema?

This review, which is part of a series of annual updates on the evidence base for atopic eczema, highlighted key findings from 12 systematic reviews from 2014 focusing on treatment and prevention. It shows the difficulty in effectively treating atopic eczema. Although cyclosporin, azathioprine and methotrexate are commonly used to treat atopic eczema, evidence supporting […]

[May] Research review on Psoriasis

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A couple of papers in this issue highlight the increased risk of malignancy associated with psoriasis. The findings illustrate an increased risk of melanoma and haematological cancers in patients with psoriasis compared with the general population. Notably, this risk is not increased by systemic or biologic psoriasis therapies.

What is the link between nutrition and skin ageing?

Discovering the link between nutrition and skin aging

Beauty comes from the inside. The connection between nutrition and skin condition or rather the effect of nutrition on skin ageing has been an interesting research field not only for scientists but also a common field of interest for humans throughout the years, from ancient times to nowadays. Skin ageing consists of two didactically independent, […]

How does smoking affect the ageing of the skin?

Effect of Smoking on Aging of Photoprotected Skin

Objectives  To develop a reproducible photonumeric scale to assess photoprotected skin ageing and to determine whether health and lifestyle factors, such as smoking, affect skin ageing in photoprotected sites.

What are the environmental factors that affect skin ageing?

Factors that affect skin aging

Objective  To identify environmental factors that correlate with skin photoaging, controlling for genetic susceptibility by using a questionnaire administered to twins.

Review: 75th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

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Welcome to this review of the 75th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) The meeting brought together dermatologists and healthcare professionals in dermatology-related specialties from around the world. Independent commentary for this review was provided by Associate Professor Anthony Hall, a dermatologist from Geelong, Victoria. 

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

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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 […]