Author | Ilya Petrou, M.D.


Trial compares NMSC destructive techniques

October 21, 2020

A recent study showed that curettage and cryotherapy, and electrodesiccation and curettage are two techniques that have comparable cure rates. The study’s findings highlight the efficacy and reliability of these treatment approaches for minimally invasive cutaneous carcinomas.

3D imaging technique measures severity of atrophic acne scars

October 11, 2020

There is a dire need to improve the clinical tools dermatologists use to assess the severity of acne scars. This 3D imaging technique may help, according to a recent study presented at the 2020 virtual American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) meeting.

A ‘biomarker’ of psychiatric adverse effects with isotretinoin?

July 17, 2020

While recognizing that a patient’s mental health generally improves with isotretinoin use due to improvement in acne symptoms, clinicians may consider screening for insomnia during the course of treatment, as it may be an indicator for vulnerability to side effects, researchers say.

Researchers encourage reporting on hormone therapy in acne trial demographics

July 16, 2020

Many current acne clinical trials do not consider those patients already on hormone therapy, which researchers say may affect therapeutic outcomes. Authors of a recent study encourage this reporting in future studies to help clinicians better assess how the data might represent a practice population.

Injection technique aims to optimize outcomes

July 15, 2020

A novel filler injection technique may address the different facial areas and compartments as well as respect the line of ligaments for optimal lifting and volumizing effects requiring less filler product.