FEB 2019

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56 @dayspamagazine • Februar y 2019 © GETTY IMAGES IN THE NEWS TRENDING TREATMENTS Ever y year, millions of consumers visit RealSelf to research cosmetic ser vices, and the online marketplace has released its 2018 Aesthetics Trend Report and 2019 Aesthetics Watch List based on visitors' searches. Injectables were some of the most researched treatments in 2018, with 3 out of the top 10 minimally invasive procedures being Botox (No. 1), Juvederm (No. 3) and Restylane (No. 9). Other notable trends include a growing interest in microneedling, which jumped from No. 11 in 2017 to No. 8 in 2018. Additionally, Bellafi ll, a collagen-based fi ller approved to treat acne scars, saw the highest growth in interest overall, with a 44 percent increase compared to 2017. "Advancements in technology have expanded minimally invasive treatment options and helped to make aesthetics more accessible to women and men of all ages," says Lara Devgan, MD, RealSelf chief medical offi cer and board-certifi ed plastic surgeon. "The growth of minimally invasive procedures refl ects the rising interest in treatment options that deliver results with little downtime, and the trends we've obser ved on RealSelf indicate this demand will continue to rise in 2019." Zinc oxide (ZnO) has long been recognized as an effective sunscreen agent. However, there have been calls for sunscreens containing ZnO nanoparticles to be banned because of potential toxicity and the need for caution in the absence of safety data in humans. An important new study provides the fi rst direct evidence that intact ZnO nanoparticles neither penetrate the skin barrier nor cause cellular toxicity after repeated application to human volunteers under in-use conditions. This confi rms that the known benefi ts of using ZnO nanoparticles in sunscreens clearly outweigh the perceived risks, reports the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. "The terrible consequences of skin cancer and photoaging are much greater than any toxicity risk posed by approved sunscreens," says lead investigator Michael S. Roberts, PhD, from the University of South Australia in Adelaide. "We hope that these fi ndings will help improve consumer confi dence in these products, and in turn lead to better sun protection and reduction in ultraviolet-induced skin aging and cancer cases." Zinc Piece East Meets West More Americans than ever—both young and old— are participating in yoga and meditation. That's according to two November 2018 reports released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Key fi ndings suggested that 50 percent more U.S. adults are doing yoga now than in 2012, while the number of meditators has increased by over 300 percent. But those gains are nothing compared to the increases among kids and teens ages 4 to 17: In 2012, 3.1 percent of youths reported they had practiced yoga in the last year, but that rose to 8.4 percent in 2017. Meanwhile, in 2012, a mere 0.06 percent of kids reported they had meditated, but that skyrocketed 900 percent to 5.4 percent by 2017.

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