Bob Kronemyer
New challenges of melanoma
Melanoma rates continue to rise, especially thin lesions which represents the largest group of fatalities. Gene expression profile tests can help diagnose or predict melanoma and are easy to use. But many dermatologists do not follow recommended treatment guidelines, which indicates a need to either educate practitioners or rethink the guidelines.
The truth about isotretinoin
Since its introduction, isotretinoin has been reported to cause psychiatric problems or irritable bowel disease. Because different studies over the past 35 years do not support these claims dermatologists should not hesitate to prescribe this medication for their acne patients.
New restrictions for estheticians
Some states are restricting treatments estheticians can provide, with legal consequences. Is yours at risk?
Faces ‘feel’ happier with Botox
Faces ‘feel’ happier with Botox
New research confirms that smoothing away frown lines can also help to beat the winter blues by eliminating the proprioception of sadness. .
Global plastic surgery market anticipates steady growth
The global plastic surgery market is expected to show steady growth over the next five years, according to a recent market research report.
Screening tool for tummy tuck patients
Classification system accurately predicts complication risk in abdominoplasty patients.
Keloid care and insurers – will they or won’t they pay?
Insurers tend to think of keloids as a cosmetic issue so they have a wide range of standards covering reimbursement for care and treatments. Practitioners must fully document the medical necessity of the care they provide and then code the conditions and treatments correctly to maximize their chance for reimbursement.
How long does edema after rhinoplasty really last?
Researchers share a timeline based on 3D images for post-op nasal edema after rhinoplasty.
Breast implants and breastfeeding
Finally, an answer to the question: Do breast implants affect a mother’s ability to breastfeed?
Laser and injectable options for treatment of keloids
Laser treatments, non-steroid injectables, and topical applications of imiquimod cream are proving to be effective in the treatment of keloids and excessive scarring. In many cases, recurrence rates have dropped to 20% and lower from former highs of 70% or more.

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