A novel peel is proving to be very effective in the treatment of comedonic as well as mild-to-moderate acne lesions. This approach could spare acne patients from repeated antibiotic therapies for considerably benign cosmetic lesions.
Ilya Petrou, M.D.
Novel approach to atopic dermatitis therapy aims to repair the skin barrier by replenishing deficient lipids in individuals with atopic dermatitis and restoring the skin barrier to the physiologic status quo.
Organ transplant recipients (OTRs) have an increased risk of carcinogenesis most likely due to the immunosuppressive medication they need to take. Sebaceous carcinoma is a rare occurrence, however, as witnessed in two recent case studies, this highly aggressive malignant tumor can occur in immunosuppressed OTRs, making the thorough screening programs a high priority in these patients.
A newly formulated topical therapy appears to be significantly effective and well-tolerated in patients suffering from primary focal hyperhidrosis. The modified formulation offers a therapeutic option to patients who fail other topical therapies for their condition and/or where other treatment avenues are not an option.
Sweet's syndrome is not always a straightforward diagnosis, especially when extracutaneous manifestations dominate the initial clinical picture. According to one expert, a careful history and an open mind are key in reaching a quick and accurate diagnosis.
According to a recent study, the application of a specially formulated skincare system used before and after the electrodesiccation and curettage of superficial basal cell carcinomas proves to assist in wound healing and ultimately achieve better cosmetic results.
Off-label use of imiquimod proves extremely effective for nodular and morpheiform BCCs as well as SCCs, arecent study indicates. According to one expert, long-term immune modulation therapy with imiquimod can significantly benefit patients with chronic actinic dysplasias and skin tumors.
Whether performing a chemical peel, a dermabrasion or a shave excision, just how deep can a derm surgeon go before crossing the rubicon of scar tissue formation? What is the critical depth at which a scar will form within the skin following a procedure in the skin? A recent study was able to define this critical dermal depth of no-return, making physicians more savvy to the cosmetic thorn known as fibrous scar tissue, helping them predict cosmetic outcomes prior to the intervention itself.
According to a recent study, there is a possible link between lichen sclerosus and psoriasis. Data show that female patients with lichen sclerosus of the vulva have a higher prevalence of developing psoriasis, compared to the expected rate in the general population.
Dermatologic disease has a proven detrimental effect on the psyche of patients and according to one expert, the resulting mental disorders are grossly under-diagnosed.