The first long-term trial of Latisse (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03 percent, Allergan) shows that daily application of the eyelash enhancer for up to one year is safe and effective for patients with idiopathic and chemotherapy-induced hypotrichosis.
A topical combination of vitamin C, vitamin E and ferulic acid (CE Ferulic, SkinCeuticals) appears to provide protection against skin damage induced by infrared A (IR-A) radiation, said Jean T. Krutmann, M.D., professor of dermatology and environmental medicine and director at the IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, D?sseldorf, Germany, at the 70th annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Correctly diagnosing the many mimics of lymphoma requires consideration of both clinical and pathological findings, said Antonio Subtil, M.D., M.B.A., at the 2012 American Academy of Dermatology Summer Academy Meeting.
Promising breakthroughs in treating children of color include the discovery that nutritional deficiencies may have implications in vitiligo, said Nanette Silverberg, M.D., at the 2012 American Academy of Dermatology Summer Academy Meeting.
Compared with all that are available worldwide, fillers in the United States comprise a fairly limited selection, says Hassan Galadari, M.D., assistant professor of dermatology at the United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain.
Classical individualized homeopathic medicine provides a safe, inexpensive and nontoxic alternative for common dermatologic conditions such as acne, warts and eczema, according to Robert J. Signore, D.O.
Clinicians cannot assume a patient who presents with oral pigmentation has a benign condition, due to endogenous and exogenous pigment that can reflect local and systemic process, says Ginat Mirowski, D.M.D., M.D., F.A.A.D., a dermatologist and professor of oral pathology, medicine and radiology, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis.
Hand sanitizers represent a new and perhaps underappreciated category of cosmeceutical, according to Zoe Draelos, M.D., a High Point, N.C., dermatologist in private practice and consulting professor, department of dermatology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C.
It is safe and effective to use epinephrine in the digits for hand rejuvenation and hand repair, according to Emily Fisher, M.D., chief of cosmetic dermatology and laser dermatology, Lahey Clinic, Boston.
When working with the media, dermatologists should build their presentations around a key message that helps to focus the audience’s attention, says Patricia K Farris, M.D.