Latisse approved for hypotrichosis of eyelashes

Allergan Announces U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approval of LATISSE(TM) — First and Only Treatment Approved by the FDA for Hypotrichosis of Eyelashes. New Prescription Product Increases Length, Thickness and Darkness of Eyelashes. – Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved LATISSE(TM) (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% as a novel treatment for hypotrichosis of the eyelashes.

MRSA infection risk after facelift surgery

Methicillin-resistant S aureus?positive surgical site infection is an increasingly problematic issue in all surgical fields. In the future, MRSA-positive infections will be more prevalent and will require well-developed screening, prevention, and treatment strategies. – About one-half percent of patients undergoing facelift surgery at one outpatient surgical center between 2001 and 2007 developed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, according to a report in the March/April issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Plastic surgeons using laser for wrinkle removal, acne scarring, tattoo removal

Cosmetic surgeons are starting to use a new generation of laser that goes deeper than standard lasers, reducing wrinkles and tightening the skin. – UT Southwestern Medical Center plastic surgeons are among a handful in the US deploying a new type of laser that goes deeper into the skin to help reduce wrinkles, tighten surface structures and treat pigmentation differences.

Botox cosmetic alternatives for wrinkles

With the recent announcement by the United States Food and Drug Administration that there is an ongoing safety review of Botox Cosmetic (botulinum toxin type A), customers are looking for alternatives to treat frown lines between the brows. – Facial plastic surgeon Dr. D.J. Verret of Innovations Facial Plastic Surgery, Texas, USA, reported certain botox alternatives like temporary fillers such as hyaluronic acid can erase the lines by filling in the depression, or Surgiwire procedure can repair skin wrinkles and lines.

Distorted self image the result of visual brain glitch, UCLA study

Body dysmorphic disorder tends to run in families and is especially common in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Thirty percent of people with BDD suffer from eating disorders, which are also linked to a distorted self-image.
– Although they look normal, people suffering from body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, perceive themselves as ugly and disfigured. New imaging research reveals that the brains of these people look normal but function abnormally when processing visual details.

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