Whether a patient has undergone laser rejuvenation or skin resurfacing to address their sun damaged skin, the most important post-treatment skin care instructions that clinicians can give, say experts, must address sun protection and sun exposure.
Addressing male skincare in an office visit may require the dermatologist to make the first move. Men can be hesitant to discuss their concerns, and yet they still comprise a growing segment of patients who want to take good care of their skin, according to Ranella Hirsch, M.D., F.A.A.D.
Patients with repeated dermatitis of the skin surrounding the nail plate might benefit from a refresher course on the chemical agents commonly used to formulate various nail products and possible skin reactions associated with those agents, according to a physician.
Newer biologics to treat psoriasis are currently in late stages of development, and promising data from phase 2 and phase 3 clinical trials should give patients reason to hope. The biologics may be available as early as the end of 2008 or during 2009.
According to researchers, phototherapy appears to have promising results in lightly pigmented patients who do not tan easily. Treatment has a better chance for good results if patients present with sclerotic skin disease early on.