Medesthetics

APR 2019

MedEsthetics—business education for medical practitioners—provides the latest noninvasive cosmetic procedures, treatment trends, product and equipment reviews, legal issues and medical aesthetics industry news.

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28 APRIL 2019 | Med Esthetics On February 21, 2019 , the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a proposed rule aimed at increasing safety and effi cacy of nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreens. In 2018, Hawaii and West Palm Beach, Florida, passed laws prohibiting the sale of two widely used UV protectant actives in an effort to protect their region's coral reefs. And, in recent years, sunscreen formulations have evolved to offer new protections against infrared and visible light. Read on to learn how these new regulations may affect future sun- screen formulations and how formulators are combining new actives to better protect skin and improve compliance. © GETTY IMAGES By Inga Hansen New regulations and specialized formulations are shaping the future of sun protection products. BETTER PROTECTION

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