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Revance Therapeutics Announces Efficacy Of Topical Botulinum Toxin Type A For The Treatment Of Facial Wrinkles

Revance Therapeutics, Inc. ("Revance") announces that RT001, a topical botulinum toxin type A, under investigation for the treatment of crow's feet wrinkles, demonstrated efficacy and safety in a US Phase 2b clinical study. The randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, dose-finding study showed efficacy versus placebo at primary and multiple secondary endpoints. This is the most recent Phase 2 study to demonstrate the efficacy of RT001 and the results are consistent with earlier Phase 2 studies conducted in the US and internationally. More than 200 patients have been treated with RT001 and it has been safe and well tolerated. "The benefits of RT001 are clear;

Are Breast Cancer Patients Being Kept In The Dark?

Despite the increase of breast reconstruction procedures performed in 2008, nearly 70 percent of women who are eligible for the procedure are not informed of the reconstructive options available to them, according to a recently published report. Newly released statistics by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows there were more than 79, 000 breast reconstruction procedures performed in 2008 - a 39 percent increase over 2007. But in spite of this, current research suggests that many breast cancer patients are missing out on a key conversation that should take place at the time of diagnosis. "Women need to understand all of their options to make an informed decision, " said ASPS President John Canady, MD.

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Men And Women Find Cosmetic Surgery Appealing When They Suffer Appearance-Based Rejection Sensitivity

Researchers have found that men and women who feel sensitive to rejection based on their physical appearance are more likely to express interest in having cosmetic surgery than those who are less sensitive to appearance-based rejection. This effect is particularly true when people recall negative comments about their physical appearance. The study, which appeared in the June issue of the journal Body Image, was conducted by Lora E. Park, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at the University at Buffalo; Rachel M. Calogero, Ph.D., lecturer in psychology at the University of Kent, and Melissa J. Harwin and Ann Marie DiRaddo, former graduate students in the UB Department of Psychology.

New Treatment For Receding Gums: No Pain, Lots Of Gain

Tufts dental researchers conducted a three-year follow-up study that examined the stability of a treatment option for receding gums and found that complete root coverage the goal of the surgery had been maintained. This specific tissue regeneration application, developed at Tufts, reduces the considerable pain and recovery time of gum grafting surgery. The case study of six patients is published in the July 2009 issue of the Journal of Periodontology. "Patients have a less invasive treatment option for receding gums and we now have evidence to support the stability of this relatively painless procedure. Instead of leaving the dental office with stitches in the roof of their mouth, a patient leaves with a small bandage on the arm that can be removed in an hour, " said Terrence Griffin, DMD, associate professor, chair of the department of periodontology, and director of postdoctoral periodontology at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston.

What Is Cosmetic Surgery? What Is Plastic Surgery?

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. Reconstructive plastic surgery is often referred as simply reconstructive surgery. Some parts of the world completely separate cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery and term cosmetic surgery as elective surgery, non-essential surgery, surgery which the patient chooses to have;

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London Surgeon Pioneering Scarless Abdominal Surgery Using Belly Button

A London surgeon is pioneering a new way to remove abdominal organs through the belly button using an approach called single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) which requires only a 10 mm cut in the navel to allow entry of a camera and all the surgical instruments and through which organs like the appendix and gall bladder can be removed. Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust consultant surgeon Paraskevas Paraskeva, who also lectures at Imperial College London, is the first UK surgeon to use SILS to remove an appendix and a gall bladder. Before SILS the organs were removed using three cuts in the torso, as well as the belly button, which leaves the patient with abdominal scars.

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