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Vitalyc Medspa Acquires Unit Skin Studio

The Dallas Medspa Offers Non-Invasive Solutions for the FACE, BODY, & SKIN

Vitalyc Medspa, located at 6915 Preston Road in Dallas, has acquired Unit Skin Studio. The acquisition will absorb the Unit Skin Studio’s staff and clients into Vitalyc‘s Flagship location in University Park. Vitalyc offers solutions to help people age on their own terms using the latest non-invasive aesthetic treatments for both women and men.

Founder & CEO Amir Mortazavi created Vitalyc to provide both men and women with a direct path to anti-aging and has plans to open 25 locations in the next 5 years. While most of those will be new builds, Mortazavi affirms there are plenty of opportunities to acquire well-established business-like Unit Skin Studio and either rebrand or fold them into existing Vitalyc locations. Vitalyc blends the best treatment technology with the top aesthetic professionals to produce lasting results creating an UBER-like experience for consumers. Vitalyc uses app-based technology allowing clients to schedule appointments, monitor treatment progress, and check out using a contactless mobile experience.

“Our goal from the beginning was to provide our clients with an elevated experience which includes the latest technology and a dedicated team of experts,” says Unit Skin Studio Founder Lindsey Pinyero. “We are proud to transition our Unit family to Vitalyc to continue on their aesthetic journey and defy aging. Our passion has always been focused on service, experience, and results, Vitalyc delivers on all levels making the transition for our team simple!”

“We are committed to being good stewards of the businesses people put blood, sweat, and tears into,” says Mortazavi. “We believe through our technology, customer experience, and clinical excellence we can carry the torch for decades to come and are always looking for opportunities in Texas’s major suburban markets.”

The clinical team lead by facial plastic surgeon Demetri Arnaoutakis & Richard Moleno, took two years to curate the best equipment to treat conditions including unwanted fat, acne, enlarged pores, wrinkles, sagging skin, poor muscle definition, sun damage, volume loss, hormone imbalance, and dehydration.

“Our mission is restore confidence and defy aging,” says Mortazavi, whose state of the art treatment center boasts eight specialized rooms and a welcoming atmosphere whether you are a millennial or baby boomer.

To book your appointment, visit or call (972) 994-9700.

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Studies find COVID-19 coronavirus can survive 28 days on some surfaces, 11 hours on skin

The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can survive on items such as banknotes and phones for up to 28 days in cool, dark conditions, according to a study by Australia’s national science agency. Researchers at CSIRO’s disease preparedness centre tested the longevity of SARS-CoV-2 in the dark at three temperatures, showing survival rates decreased as conditions became hotter, the agency said Monday.

The scientists found that at 68 degrees Fahrenheit, SARS-CoV-2 was “extremely robust” on smooth surfaces — like cell phone and other touch screens — surviving for 28 days on glass, steel and plastic banknotes.

At 86 degrees Fahrenheit, the survival rate dropped to seven days and plunged to just 24 hours at 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

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The virus survived for shorter periods on porous surfaces such as cotton — up to 14 days at the lowest temperatures and less than 16 hours at the highest — the researchers said. This was “significantly longer” than previous studies which found the disease could survive for up to four days on non-porous surfaces, according to the paper published in the peer-reviewed Virology Journal.

A separate piece of research published this week by Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine in Japan found the new coronavirus  is unusually durable on human skin, too, surviving for up to 11 hours. That compares to about two hours of expected longevity for the influenza A (flu) virus on skin. The Japanese researchers said this durability “may increase the risk of contact transmission… thus accelerating the pandemic.”

The authors said in their study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, that the findings underscore the importance of hand-washing and disinfecting. 

Trevor Drew, director of the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness, said their study involved drying samples of the virus on different materials before testing them, using an “extremely sensitive” method that found traces of live virus able to infect cell cultures.

“This doesn’t mean to say that that amount of virus would be capable of infecting someone,” he told public broadcaster ABC.

He added that if a person was “careless with these materials and touched them and then licked your hands or touched your eyes or your nose, you might well get infected upwards of two weeks after they had been contaminated.”

Critical for “risk mitigation”

Drew said there were several caveats including that the study was conducted with fixed levels of virus that likely represented the peak of a typical infection, and there was an absence of exposure to ultraviolet light, which can rapidly degrade the virus.

Humidity was kept steady at 50 percent, the study said, as increases in humidity have also been found as detrimental to the virus.

According to the CSIRO, the virus appears to primarily spread through the air but more research was needed to provide further insights into the transmission of the virus via surfaces.

CDC says COVID-19 is “sometimes” airborne


“While the precise role of surface transmission, the degree of surface contact and

The coronavirus can survive on skin for this many hours, study suggests

New research out of Japan suggests the novel coronavirus can live on human skin for up to nine hours.

In a study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases on Oct. 3, researchers from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine found that SARS-CoV-2 outlived the influenza A virus (IAV) on human skin, which remained viable for about two hours.

New research out of Japan suggests the novel coronavirus can live on human skin for nine hours.

New research out of Japan suggests the novel coronavirus can live on human skin for nine hours.

The researchers “generated a model that allows the safe reproduction of clinical studies on the application of pathogens to human skin and elucidated the stability of SARS-CoV-2 on the human skin,” they wrote. The models were created from samples of human skin taken from autopsies, per Live Science.


Using the model, the researchers found the survival of SARS-Cov-2 was “significantly longer” compared to IAV, with 9.04 hours and 1.82 hours, respectively.

When both viruses were subsequently mixed with mucus to imitate a cough or sneeze, the novel coronavirus lasted about 11 hours, the researchers found.


Thankfully, however, both SARS-CoV-2 and the influenza A virus were “completely inactivated within 15 [seconds] by ethanol treatment,” or hand sanitizer containing 80% ethanol, they said.

“The 9-[hour] survival of SARS-CoV-2 on human skin may increase the risk of contact transmission in comparison with IAV, thus accelerating the pandemic. Proper hand hygiene is important to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 infection,” they concluded.


The study had at least one limitation, however. The researchers in their review did not consider the viral load needed to cause a COVID-19 infection from contact with contaminated skin, Live Science noted.

The research comes after a separate study conducted early on in the pandemic, in March, found that the novel virus can live on surfaces such as plastic and stainless steel for up to three days.


That research, published in the medRxiv depository, noted that the virus can remain on copper surfaces for four hours and carboard for up to 24 hours. The research also found it could stay on stainless steel and plastic for anywhere between two and three days.

Fox News’ Chris Ciaccia contributed to this report. 

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Breathing With Face Mask Does Not Alter Oxygen Level; Virus Can Last Nine Hours on Skin | Top News

(Reuters) – The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

Breathing with face masks does not affect the lungs

The average face mask may be uncomfortable but does not limit the flow of oxygen to the lungs, even in people with severe lung diseases, researchers say. They tested the effect of wearing surgical masks on gas exchange – the process by which the body adds oxygen to the blood while removing carbon dioxide – in 15 healthy physicians and 15 military veterans with severely impaired lungs via a quick paced six-minute walk on a flat, hard surface. Oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in the blood were measured before and after the walking test. Neither the healthy doctors nor the patients with diseased lungs showed any major changes in gas exchange measurements after the walking test or up to 30 minutes later. Mask discomfort is likely not due to rebreathing of carbon dioxide and decreases in oxygen levels, the researchers reported on Friday in the journal Thorax. Instead, masks may be causing discomfort by irritating sensitive facial nerves, warming inhaled air, or inducing feelings of claustrophobia. Any such discomfort should not cause safety concerns, researchers said, as that could contribute to reduction of “a practice proven to improve public health.” (

New coronavirus survives nine hours on human skin

Left undisturbed, the new coronavirus can survive many hours on human skin, a new study has found. To avoid possibly infecting healthy volunteers, researchers conducted lab experiments using cadaver skin that would otherwise have been used for skin grafts. While influenza A virus survived less than two hours on human skin, the novel coronavirus survived for more than nine hours. Both were completely inactivated within 15 seconds by hand sanitizer containing 80% alcohol. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently recommends using alcohol-based hand rubs with 60% to 95% alcohol or thoroughly washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Studies have shown that COVID-19 transmission largely occurs via aerosols and droplets. Still, the authors of the new study conclude in a report published on Saturday in Clinical Infectious Diseases, “Proper hand hygiene is important to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 infections.” (

Obstructive sleep apnea linked with worse COVID-19

A common sleep disorder appears to put COVID-19 patients at higher risk for critical illness, a new study finds. Using Finnish national databases, researchers found that while the rates of infection with the new coronavirus were the same for people with and without obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), among people who did become infected, those with OSA had a five-fold higher risk of hospitalization. When people with OSA are asleep, their breathing stops briefly and then restarts, often multiple times during the night. OSA is associated with health problems like obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes, but was linked with a higher risk