Dermatology

Are you overlooking BDD?
Are you overlooking BDD?Do you routinely screen? Do you collaborate with a mental health professional?
PAC promotes patient safety
PAC promotes patient safetyFour surgical organizations, one common goal: To advance and promote patient safety in cosmetic medicine.
New topical hemostatic device in pipelineIf cleared, dermatologists might find the technology useful when excising lesions in patients on blood thinners and more.
Oral antibiotics for acneDermatologists should turn to oral antibiotics for treating acne when topical medications have failed or are too irritating.
Topical agents for acneWhen it comes to choosing topical agents for treating acne, separating fact from fiction can be challenging for dermatologists.
Sunscreen smartsHow do your sunscreen facts match up with those within the dermatology specialty?
Picking the best peelMany different types of peels are available to successfully treat a wide variety of skin conditions. Instances of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) that develop after healing of peel or laser treatments may require additional management. Attendance at workshops and use of prepackaged kits can help derms gain confidence in providing peel treatments to patients.
When subtle isn't enoughStudies suggest that a more aggressive approach to neck tightening procedures yields better results. Patients can experience significant pain and edema from these procedures that may require prescription medications to treat. The procedures cost thousands of dollars, raising questions about whether they're worth the cost for patients.
Advances in lasers, light sourcesLaser and light source treatments target many of the most common skin conditions that dermatologists encounter. The recent expansion in laser dermatology is both promising and exciting as the treatments available to derms and their patients continue to grow. New technologies are taking laser and light source treatments in new directions of skin structure imaging, epidermal harvesting, tissue rejuvenation, and new types of photodynamic therapies.
Understanding and using biosimilarsBiosimilars have the potential to lower the high costs of biologic treatments for patients suffering from chronic skin diseases. Although biosimilars have received FDA approval derms still have many questions about what they are and when they may be used appropriately. Patent wars and a lack of rules and regulations at the state level add to the confusion about using biosimilars.