Bob Kronemyer
PRP for androgenetic alopecia
Is there any real evidence that platelet-rich plasma is effective as an alternative or adjunct to hair transplantation?
Skin cancer advances
Genetic profiling is valuable in both diagnosis and prognosis of skin cancer. Hedgehog inhibitors and (superficial radiation therapy) SRT are strong contenders for treating nonmelanoma skin cancer. Advances in targeted therapies and biologics are part of the new wave of melanoma treatments.
Melanoma surgical management guidelines
All surgical management of melanoma is defined by Breslow thickness. For melanoma less than 1 mm in thickness, typically a SLNB is not required. Future imaging devices may better delineate the extent and depth of the tumor in vivo.
Industry spending reaches $15 billion
For the first time ever, Americans spent more than $15 billion on combined surgical and nonsurgical procedures.
Hormonal therapies effective for acne
Hormonal therapies are an effective strategy to improve acne in women but some of these treatments, including birth control pills, are not commonly prescribed.
Are you stressed?
Are you stressed?
It’s national Stress Awareness month and Dr. Deborah Sandella has 5 tips for how cosmetic surgeons can reduce stress in their life.
Isotretinoin still the best drug for acne
Isotretinoin still the best drug for acne
As part of its updated guidelines for the treatment of acne published early last year, the American Academy of Dermatology included new recommendations for the use of oral isotretinoin.
Impact of childhood atopic dermatitis
Instructional handouts help caregivers stick to complicated treatment plans for pediatric AD patients. Historically effective AD treatments are being augmented with new phosphodiesterase inhibitors and biologics. Gentler approaches such as massage, light therapy, and melatonin may also be of value for children with AD.
Atopic dermatitis pipeline
Drugs to treat atopic dermatitis are at the top of the FDA’s dermatology list. Biologics and PDE4 inhibitors show promise in the treatment of AD. Approval is still needed for the use of biologics to treat AD in pediatric patients.
Genetic testing for melanoma risk
Patients who carry a high-penetrance melanoma predisposition gene can often benefit from screening for other cancers. Patients who receive a positive genetic test result are more likely to embrace prevention and detection measures. A new “Rules of Three” proposes a point-based guideline to help determine who should be referred for genetic counseling and testing.

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