Category: Prescriptives + Procedures

Oxygen May Slow Wrinkling

A new study published online June 29 in the American Journal of Physiology — Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, shows that high levels of oxygen may slow the development of wrinkles by reducing skin damage caused by ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation from the sun – at least in mice. Japanese researchers found that hairless mice… Read more »

Tanning Beds Boost Melanoma Risk, Study Finds

A new study has found that indoor tanning greatly increases one’s risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. The study compared 1,167 people in Minnesota who had developed melanoma from 2004 through 2007, with 1,101 people who did not have skin cancer. Research was conducted via interviews and patient questionnaires about indoor… Read more »

Microdermabrasion – Is It Right For You?

Microdermabrasion is a popular cosmetic procedure in which the stratum corneum (skin’s uppermost layer of dead skin cells) is removed by light abrasive activity. Originally performed in Europe during the 1980s, it’s a widely performed procedure in spas or doctor’s offices to deliver smoother and more evenly toned and textured skin. The procedure is most… Read more »