AboutSkin Dermatology

March 2013
AboutSkin In The News
Dr. Joel Cohen on DayBreak
The skin-care industry sees 7 billion dollars in sales a year in the U.S! Finding what products are best for your specific needs can be very overwhelming. Check out  Dr. Cohen's
on DayBreak where he explains some products that really work.
Hand Washing vs Hand Sanitizer
 hand washing
DID YOU KNOW....that studies prove that alcohol based hand rubs can be MORE effective and LESS drying than soap and water? Make sure to find an alcohol based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% ethanol and moisturizing emollients to maximize the disinfectant and moisturizing effects!
Oprah Loves ColoreSience Too!
 Oprah
Women with good skin aren't just lucky..they are smart about the products the choose. Oprah shares some of her favorites - such as the ColoreScience Sunforgettable SPF brush that AboutSkin has loved for years!
  
Sunforgettable SPF 30 is a lightweight mineral powder with a barely-there feel that provides a safe, non-irritating, instant UVA and UVB sun protection. The self-dispensing powder brush makes this sheer formula easy to apply and reapply throughout the day. Get your ColoreScience brush for $50 at AboutSkin (refills are only $19!).
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Joel L. Cohen, MD
Michael E. Contreras, MD
 Samantha G. Stoler, MD
Stephen C. Ho, MD
  
Swedish Medical Center
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Sky Ridge Medical Center

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Don't Depend On Apps For Diagnosis 
Consumers who use smartphone applications to analyze suspicious lesions or moles are at risk of having inaccurate diagnoses and delayed treatments, according to a new study. Researchers conducted a diagnostic accuracy study of four smartphone apps purportedly designed to detect melanoma. Of these, three incorrectly cell phone appsclassified 30 percent or more melanomas.

 

Study authors noted that the popularity of healthcare-related smartphone apps is likely to rise, but that any apps offering medical advice could be dangerous to the user's health if the advice is misleading or inaccurate.

 

The skin cancer detection apps reviewed in the study aren't subject to regulatory oversight, and although they are meant only for educational purposes, some consumers may mistake them as a substitute for advice from a physician.

 

"I think the most qualified source for skin cancer screening remains to be from a board-certified Dermatologist," said Dr. Stephen Ho.  "It is very difficult to replace years of training and experience with a medical app.  I believe medical technologies can be useful in our care of patients, but I doubt they can ever completely replace the traditional physician-patient experience," added Ho.

The findings were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association - Dermatology

  
 
hot deals
We have 2 great new promotions with our Aestheticians that you won't want to miss.
  
Allumera Pore Therapy Treatment
Minimize pores and experience overall skin rejuvenation!
$99 - Allumera with Red/Blue Light
$250 - Allumera with IPL

While supplies last! This deal will go fast. Call now!
(Renew Advantage discount does not apply to this offer, but RA members will receive a free gift with purchase).
  
Laser Hair Removal
If you and a friend purchase a package of 6, you both will receive 20% OFF  (25% OFF for Renew members)
PLUS, the patient that refers their friend will receive a FREE Microderm with Dermal Infusion
*Must purchase by April 15

303-756-SKIN (7546)
  
 
 
Rejuvenation At The Genetic Level
With BBL Laser 
BBLClinical studies have been showing rejuvenating effects of broadband light (BBL) for some time, but this is the first study to go far beyond appearance to show rejuvenation at the genetic level.
  
The study ("Rejuvenation of Gene Expression Pattern of Aged Human Skin by BroadBand Light Treatment," J. Invest.. Dermat.) treated forearms of female patients with BBL three times at four-week intervals. Skin biopsies from treated and untreated skin were taken. Results from treated skin showed "rejuvenation" in a number of genes linked to the aging process.
  
Now there is objective evidence that shows actual changes at the molecular level. Although studies need to be done to determine if these results persist, it excites patients and providers that this laser treatment could benefit on a deeper level than anticipated.  Click here to read the full article