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Preventative Laser Treatment Could Reduce Postoperative Scarring

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Investigators examine scar formation after 3 non-ablative functional laser exposures targeting stages of the wound healing process.

New Risk Factors Identified for Varicose Vein Disease

New risk factors have been identified for varicose vein disease, including height.

Patrons of 'Vampire Facial' Spa May Have Been Exposed to HIV

Customers of an Albuquerque spa who received a "vampire facial" are being warned that they may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C through human blood used in the controversial procedure.

FDA Accepts Resubmitted BLA for Injection to Improve Frown Lines

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The Company is seeking approval for the treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines.

Novel Transdermal Topical Analgesic Formulation May Decrease Treatment Pauses During Microfocused Ultrasound

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The investigators concluded that fewer treatment pauses due to patient discomfort may translate into time efficiency.

YouTube Videos May Provide Biased Info on Facial Plastic Sx

Some YouTube videos that provide information about facial plastic surgery procedures present biased information, and many do not include qualified medical professionals.

Fractional CO2-Laser Resurfacing Improves Appearance of Skin Grafts

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Investigators assessed cosmetic outcomes of split-thickness and full-thickness skin grafts.

AMA Adopts Ethical Guidance on Medical Tourism

The American Medical Association recently adopted new ethical guidelines on medical tourism to help physicians understand their responsibilities when interacting with patients who seek or have received medical care outside the United States.

Greater Satisfaction With Autologous Breast Reconstruction

Patients undergoing autologous post-mastectomy breast reconstruction have greater satisfaction than those undergoing implant reconstruction, and the odds of developing complications are significantly higher for autologous reconstruction types versus expander-implant techniques.

Dorsal Reduction Adds to Social Perception of Rhinoplasty

Dorsal reduction has a greater effect than tip manipulation in adding value to social perception of the facial profile of patients undergoing cosmetic rhinoplasty.

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