A recent small study finds that microneedling can improve acne scarring and the associated hyperpigmentation in patients with skin of color.
Laser technologies can be an added benefit to your practice, but be a smart consumer, experts say.
A pulsed dye laser developed for the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions on the face, has been shown to be effective for facial rejuvenation on just one pass, a small study shows.
In 2005, a 22-year old student in South Carolina died from a fatal dose of lidocaine after she was given a topical anaesthetic gel by a spa employee and told to apply it from her groin to her ankle and cover it in plastic in preparation for hair removal treatment on her leg.
22-year-old patient dies from lidocaine overdose. This and other cases highlight the potential toxicity of anaesthetics. One expert discusses tips for safe use and warning signs to watch for.
As both severe acne and transgenderism are independently associated with higher rates of depression and suicide, it may be advisable that transgender adolescents are monitored for acne once testosterone treatment has begun. Given the potential risks — some 41% of transgender adults have at some point attempted suicide — acne should be treated even if only mild, says Dr. Lucía Campos-Munoz.
Dermatologists should discuss cost and insurance coverage concerns with patients to boost adherence to acne medication, researchers report in JAMA Dermatology.
Poor quality trials make assessing effects of non-pharmacological treatments in acne difficult, but based on the evidence, glycolic acid, amino fruit acid, intense pulsed light and diode laser are the most promising.
Chronic urticaria is associated with a low resolution rate, but researchers writing in JAMA point to biomarkers that may help predict the likelihood of resolution.
A daily capsule of a cocktail of probiotics may reduce both the severity symptoms in moderate atopic dermatitis and the need for topical corticosteroids to treat symptom flare ups in children.