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Alastair Carruthers, MD, FRCP(C)
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FDA Requires Boxed Warning for Botulinum Toxin Products
The FDA has notified the manufacturers of licensed botulinum toxin products of the need to strengthen warnings in labeling and add a boxed warning regarding the risk of adverse events when the effects of the toxin spread beyond the site where it was injected. The FDA also urges manufacturers to develop and implement a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) to ensure that product benefits outweigh risk.

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Developed with Steering Committee Member Mark L. Jewell, MD, this case study explores treatment options for the off-label use of dermal fillers for mid-face volumizing. Upon completion of the case study, posttest, and evaluation form, you'll receive 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit instantly!

Slides: Data on Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures
A series of slides detailing procedural data on cosmetic procedures as reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  Featured: Trends in Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures, Top 5 Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures in 2008, and much more!

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What Is Cosmetic Surgery? What Is Plastic Surgery?
Jun 30, 2009 -- Plastic surgery has two branches, cosmetic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery. Cosmetic surgery is concerned with improving the aesthetic appearance of a person, while plastic surgery may include this, or just the reconstruction (reconstructive surgery). Reconstructive plastic surgery is concerned with improving function; however, it may also involve trying to approximate normal appearance, but that is not its primary function.
What Is Cosmetic Surgery? What Is Plastic Surgery?
Jun 30, 2009 -- Plastic surgery has two branches, cosmetic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery. Cosmetic surgery is concerned with improving the aesthetic appearance of a person, while plastic surgery may include this, or just the reconstruction (reconstructive surgery). Reconstructive plastic surgery is concerned with improving function; however, it may also involve trying to approximate normal appearance, but that is not its primary function.
Men, Young And Unmarried Ignore Skin Cancer Warnings
Jun 25, 2009 -- Men are twice as likely as women to not protect their skin in the sun, despite more men dying from melanoma than women, according to research due to be released at the British Association of Dermatologists annual conference in Glasgow next month. The shocking survey of 1213 adults formed part of the Northern Ireland Omnibus Survey published in September 2008, a regular survey of the lifestyle and views of the people of Northern Ireland*.
Study Finds Skin Cancer Rates Higher Among Athletes
Jun 25, 2009 -- With skin cancer rates on the increase, most individuals know the importance of applying sunscreen regularly, but in a recent literature study published in the July/August issue of Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, athletes may be even more at risk for developing the deadly disease. "Studies further confirm that although exposure to the sun or UV light may help maintain vitamin D levels, exposure also results in a higher risk for developing skin cancers.
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