Palo Alto, Calif. — The first systematic comparison of CO2 laser, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels and 5 percent fluorouracil (5FU) cream as nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) prophylactics suggests all three may be beneficial, though patients tolerated TCA peels best, says the study's lead author.
Louisville, Ky. — In treating difficult dermatologic conditions such as acne, atopic dermatitis (AD) and plantar warts, a leading expert says the key to successful treatment often involves picking the right vehicle.
The Baumann Skin Typing System empowers patients by helping them make their own decisions about what skincare products to buy.
Toronto — The most important way to avoid having dissatisfied cosmetic patients is to emphasize good patient selection, an expert says.
Dermatology residency programs are seeking to maximize flexibility in areas such as structured electives, while dermatology by its nature provides one of the most flexible specialties in which to train.
Louisville, Ky. — Recent insights into the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis (AD) and its role as a possible precursor to food and other allergies are driving treatments that seek to restore the skin's barrier function, experts say.
Although many lasers have earned Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for treating patients of color, an expert says that physicians' expertise has yet to catch up with the technology available.
For many controversies surrounding laser treatments, there are no black-and-white answers. What works for one physician or patient may not work for another, says an expert.
Key developments from the recent American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) meeting include broader applications for existing devices and the growing availability of treatments that combine modalities, sources tell Dermatology Times.
Used alone or in combination with aminolevulinic acid (ALA), lasers and light sources have shown effectiveness in treating acne, according to an expert.