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Show: National 2
Airdates: Sep '99 to Mar '00 (see
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sun-damaged skin, sufferers of Rosacea
BWN explores the latest advances, Spotlighting a revolutionary treatment
known as Fotofacial. |
In this story we take a look at the damaging effects of sun exposure and an expert
who's providing a most revolutionary treatment known as Fotofacial.|
commerce, technological advancement. All indications of our need to accomplish
our tasks in life faster, better and more profitably. But in our pursuit of progress,
we often forget the price we pay for progression. It's no secret the causes of
ozone layer depletion. Currently a region covering about 45% of the
in the northern hemisphere has already been depleted. Known effects on humans
of this tragedy are skin cancer and other skin related diseases.
extremely common effect of this dangerous exposure to the sun is a disorder that
affects 13 million Americans. It is called Rosacea and is normally characterised
by facial redness, flushing of the nose, cheeks, forehead, chin and neck. This
important health segment takes us to a specialist, heavily sought after by this
growing population of affected adults. His name is Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr.. His
procedure is known as Fotofacial.
Thanks to Dr. Bitter Jr. and
other dedicated physicians in his field we've finally got a treatment for this
disorder that works. However, most dermatologists advise to stay out of the sun
or at least use an effective sunscreen when in the sun for prolonged periods of
time. On further investigation, Business World News learned that Dr. Bitter, Jr.
is actively training other doctors in his new technique. He intends for his procedure
to be available worldwide and is working with a colleague, Dr. Noodleman on newer
applications of Fotofacial treatments.