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Coca Cola is the Latest Fad in the Self-Tanning Craze

The self-tanning industry is experiencing a monumental boom. According to Statista, self-tanning products are expected to generate around 1 billion dollars by the end of 2017.…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 14, 2017 at 2:16pm — No Comments

First of Its Kind Skin Cancer Drug Developed in Cuba

Researchers in Cuba have released Heberferon, a drug formulated to eliminate non-melanoma skin cancer at any stage. With only six months on the market, the drug has already brought relief to more than 400 Cuban residents. According to…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 14, 2017 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Watch Out For These 5 Dermatology Drugs

Five dermatology drugs are expected to become heavy hitters in the pharmaceutical industry. According to a recent Global Business Intelligence (GBI) report, revenue from the…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 7, 2017 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Worst Case Scenario: Angry and Protesting Patient

Hell hath no fury like a disgruntled patient. Bozena Ginalski was served with a temporary restraining order after protesting and taunting Eric Schweiger, MD, a dermatologist who she claims botched her facial treatments.



Schwieger has 26 offices throughout New York City. On July 14, Ginalski protested…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 7, 2017 at 7:04pm — No Comments

What Does CoolSculpting Mean for the Weight Loss Industry’s Future?

There is a thriving market built around the desire to lose weight fast and easy. One of the champions in this industry is CoolSculpting, a procedure that’s become exceedingly popular in medical spas and clinics throughout the country. In 2016, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery found that…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 28, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Why Are Healthcare Facilities in Southeastern Pennsylvania Freaking Out Right Now?

In a matter of days, Independence Blue Cross, the largest health insurer in Southeastern Pennsylvania will change its reimbursement structure, resulting in a 50 percent…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 27, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Why Social Media is Critical to Your Cosmetic Surgery Practice

Social media is a vital component in any business’s marketing campaign. According to Monique Ramsey, founder of Cosmetic Social Media, a boutique social media and marketing firm, video, analytics, and fostering emotional connections with patients are the main ways plastic surgeons and…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 21, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Social Media is Giving Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons More Business

Social media has drastically changed human behavior. Selfie culture has spawned a movement of perfectionism, and people are going to drastic lengths to alter their appearances so that they’ll look “picture perfect”. According to a recent survey, 40 percent of plastic surgeons and dermatologists said that patients seek…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 20, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Is the Anti-Aging Trend Becoming Unhinged?

You don’t need Botox is not something you want to hear if you’re desperate to keep your youthful looks. However, dermatologists are urging patients to do their research on neuromodulators like Botox before they seek out a procedure.

Daniel Maman, MD, a New York City-based plastic surgeon, refuses services to about half of his patients because they have…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 14, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Is Botox Getting a Facelift?

Botox is now considered as rudimentary as a routine massage or manicure. The injectable industry has become so mainstream that medical spa businesses are trying to up their game in the market.

As Botox and other injectables have become more affordable, more and more…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 13, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

True confessions of a frustrated dermatology patient

For a little under a year, I battled severely dry, peeling skin on my hands using over-the-counter hydrocortisone creams. For a few weeks, I would think I would have it under control and then patchy spots of red, flaky, itchy dry skins would flare up on my hands.…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on July 11, 2017 at 8:25am — No Comments

Why Laser Treatment for Children Isn’t the Same as Laser Treatment for Adults

Laser systems have become a popular medical technology in recent years. They’re used to erase away acne, rosacea, scars, moles, and discoloration. Although adults are typically calm when undergoing laser treatment; children, on the hand, can be squeamish and scared…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 6, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Can You Really Trust a Skin Biopsy?

When a leading pathologist and author received two very different diagnoses for a skin lesion, she knew that there was a problem with the melanoma classifications system. For Joann Elmore, MD, MPH, a professor of medicine at University of Washington…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 5, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Dermatology vs. Yelp

To many, Yelp is a cesspool of both angry customers and people who embrace any opportunity to give their two cents. Regardless of the validity of the reviews, by and large, Yelp is considered the go-to resource for folks looking compare professional services in their area. In fact, Yelp reviews can make or…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 30, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A Scary High Number of Cosmetic Products Are Causing Adverse Reactions

A vast portion of the beauty products we see on local pharmacy's shelves promise to give our hair “volume,” “lengthen” our eyelashes, and “plump” lips. However, a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has found that most of these claims are false, and depending on the chemicals used in the product, the ingredients in…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 29, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Could a Chatbot Be Your Next Dermatologist?

When it comes to skincare products, most people have no idea what they’re putting on their faces. Marketing power is usually the sole driving force behind skincare product selection, and a lot of the time, we’re not using what’s best for our skin type.…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 20, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

MDLIVE is Expanding the Telemedicine Market with Dermatology Services

The average wait time to see a dermatologist is 28 days. In some cities like Boston, the typical wait is 72 days, and in Minneapolis, patients have to wait 256 before they can get an appointment.…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 19, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Why You Need a Magic Wand to Solve Your Clinical Problems

Problem-based innovation might be a thing of the past. Once upon a time, academic physicians were expected to participate in problem-based innovation: the practice of identifying a clinical problem and correcting it through research and developing practical solutions. However, this…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 16, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How Machine Learning Can Expedite Melanoma Detection

There are around 5 million new cases of melanoma every year. The deadly skin cancer is hard to keep up with, and the occurrence rate has grown immensely over the last 30 years. Researchers at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center have been working to expedite melanoma detection and diagnosis by using machine…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 15, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Is Bro-tox a Thing?

For decades, plastic surgery and Botox were just trends associated with women. However, it seems that the tables have turned, and more men are seeking procedures to reverse aging skin. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), since 2000, the number of males receiving Botox treatments has jumped 310…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 9, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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