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Today’s innovative acne treatments include blue light therapy and Isolaz laser acne treatments, but these aggressive treatments may not be necessary if a new topical product makes its way into the consumer market.

NanoBio Corporation, a privately held biopharmaceutical company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, revealed new data about its innovative nanoemulsion-based product for the treatment of acne at the Academy of Dermatology Summer Meeting in Boston the week of July 29. The NB-003 product works by targeting the oil-producing glands connected to the hair follicle, and treating the infection site by killing the microbes on contact. It is the first of its kind to reach deep within into the skin tissues and kill bacteria within seconds, and will be undergoing ongoing review by clinical researchers.

If you’ve been considering laser skin resurfacing treatments in order to get rid of wrinkles, reduce fine lines and eliminate age spots, you may have been put off by some of the side effects. Laser skin resurfacing is a relatively aggressive skin treatment that works by completely peeling away the top layer of skin using a high-powered laser energy device. The most common side effects of this procedure are redness and irritation because the skin is fairly damaged immediately after the procedure and the healing process can be slow. Some medical aestheticians and doctors will use a cooling fan over the skin to reduce side effects, but the skin will remain swollen and red for several hours and days, regardless.

Now, a gel called Control Tactics has been developed by the company Prescribed Solutions. This gel is infused with essential vitamins, additives and compounds that promote healing, and is applied to the skin both before and after the laser skin treatment. The skin becomes slightly desensitized from the compounds within minutes of application, which means the entire laser skin resurfacing treatment will also be more comfortable for the patient.

In the midst of job-cut anxiety a nervous consumer market, and hundreds of businesses closing their doors, many consumers are still forking over the cash to look good.

Recent market research trend reports point out that many people are turning to affordable anti-aging treatments such as Botox, injectable fillers and over-the-counter anti-aging products in hopes of giving their looks, and their careers, a boost. Job seekers are paying attention to how they look so they can land a job with a more youthful appearance, and as the job marketplace becomes more competitive, more people are heading to the drug store or beauty counter to make the best of their looks.

For the millions of women who simply don’t have the budget for plastic or cosmetic surgery to get rid of wrinkles, over the counter anti-aging creams may be the next best thing.

There are now thousands of different anti-aging and skincare products on the market, and many contain a number of wrinkle-defying ingredients.  However, only a few actually work.  While some promise to repair skin from inside out, researchers say this is impossible, because these creams are too thick to penetrate the skin at a deeper level and do not truly make a difference.

People suffering from chronic psoriasis of the skin, a condition that causes thick, red, scaly patches to develop on the skin, have several options for improving the look and feel of their skin including topical treatments and laser therapy.

A recent dermatology study now reveals that two of the most commonly-used psoriasis treatments can actually be used together to produce better results.

Do you have a teenager who has become obsessed with their looks?Most teens go through a period of teen angst where they become particularly self-conscious about their looks, and often turn to friends and the media to support their goals of looking their best.

According to a recent article in Newsweek titled ‘The Beauty Breakdown; What a Lifetime of Cosmetic Maintenance Will Cost a Modern Diva’, women start to spend a significant amount of money on their hair, face and body, as early as their ‘tween’ years, the few years before they become a teenager. The report in Newsweek suggests that tweens spend an average of $7,170 throughout this phase, just to look and feel better about themselves.

If you’ve been prescribed a topical drug or ointment to take care of burns, scars and other skin conditions, your doctor may have used laser devices and other equipment to improve the rate of absorption in the skin.

A new delivery system has become available, and was recently approved for use in the cosmetic market.Trilexon skincare products help to increase the absorption rate of various skincare products so that the skin can react almost immediately to the preparation.

Rosacea affects over 14 million men and women of all ages, and there are very few effective topical treatments available.

Rosacea causes an uncontrollable flushing and redness of the skin, which can be exarcebated by the sun, alcohol and other conditions that affect the blood pressure.

Many dermatologists and aestheticians use skin analysis tools to determine the condition of the skin and offer treatment options for their patients.

However, many of these tools only provide information about the top layer, or dermis of the skin.  Dermatologists may soon be able to assess the condition of deeper layers of the skin using a device known as the Dermo-Analyzer.

Health and wellness experts have long claimed that free radicals are the 'aging accelerators' that can lead to many common diseases and skin conditions associated with the aging process.

However, researchers at the Institute of Healthy Aging University College in the U.K. have recently revealed their findings about free radicals and claim that antioxidants do not have a significant impact on degenerating cells.