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Botox injections can help facial wounds heal with less scarring
A small study of 31 patients who suffered wounds to the forehead or had surgery to remove skin cancers from the forehead, found that patients who received an injection of Botox within 24 hours after wound closure had less scarring than those who received an injection of saline during the same time period. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, August 2006

Hope in a jar, do skin creams work? Much of the new antiaging treatment technology focuses on compounds called pentapeptides -- small groups of long chain amino acids that function as chemical messengers throughout the body. Among the most popular creams boasting the new technology include the Regenerist line by Olay, Strivectin-SD by Klein Becker, Wrinkle Relax by DDF, and the Principal Secret "Reclaim" line. read more from Web MD

Video Tutorials on dermatologic conditions

Medline Plus, a service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health, offers the following excellent and comprehensive videotutorials of dermatologic conditions:

Internet References

A complete List of Dermatologic Subjects: Skin, Hair & Nails from Medline Plus, a service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health

--Written by N Thompson, ARNP in collaboration with M Thompson, MD, Internal Medicine, Last updated January 2008

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