Author | Ilya Petrou, M.D.


Study finds HS associated with acne conglobata

September 09, 2020

Hidradenitis suppurativa has come to be associated with systemic inflammation as well as a growing list of comorbidities including acne conglobate.

Combination therapies improve keloid treatment

August 13, 2020

Combination therapies that integrate older therapies have shown great promise in the treatment and management of keloids.

Smartphones aid GEA scale assessment in patients with darker skin

August 12, 2020

Smartphones may provide another tool for physicians to assess acne severity in patients with darker skin types, a study shows.

Pilot study examines facial microbiome diversity

July 29, 2020

A study in twins highlights exacerbating factors for patients with rosacea and the importance of the microbiome.

How to perfect the cosmetic injectable consultation

June 16, 2020

Vince Bertucci, M.D., offers tips for building trust, addressing concerns during a cosmetic patient consultation.

Physicians take critical look at AJCC staging system, melanoma prognostication tool

September 01, 2012

The latest melanoma staging system from the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) and a tool developed for predicting the clinical outcome of individual patients with localized or regional cutaneous melanoma ( have stirred debate among dermatopathologists.

Merkel cell carcinoma therapy depends on tumor stage, patient health

August 01, 2012

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a neuroendocrine tumor of the skin that is very aggressive and potentially lethal. As such, treatment approaches and disease management should also be aggressive and appropriately address the patient's disease and symptoms. Treatment choices depend on the stage of the tumor, however, as well as the general health of the affected patient.

Tangential biopsy can exact accurate diagnosis of melanonychia

August 01, 2012

A tangential biopsy performed on melanonychia may often be the superior biopsy technique in exacting an accurate diagnosis of suspect lesions, according to Nilton Di Chiacchio, M.D., department of dermatology, Hospital of Public Service, Sao Paulo.

Nd:YAG laser with temperature control clears onychomycosis

August 01, 2012

A new laser approach is proving highly effective in the treatment of onychomycosis, offering patients a new therapeutic option for this sometimes difficult-to-treat condition, said Jill S. Waibel, M.D., at the 2012 meeting of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Androgenetic alopecia care with customized technique allows optimal outcomes

August 01, 2012

With regard to the surgical treatment of androgenetic alopecia, strip harvesting and follicular unit extraction (FUE) techniques can work very well, but each technique must be used appropriately and for the appropriate patients to ensure optimal outcomes, says Walter Unger, M.D.