Adult patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis who were treated with systemic agents, including cyclosporine, azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetil, methotrexate or cyclophosphamide, reported a high level of disease-related burden despite those treatments, says a recent study.
Unscrupulous skin lightening practices are becoming a problem in the United States, according to dermatologist Arianne Shadi Kourosh, M.D., MPH.
Stem cell factor, a growth factor critical for melanocyte survival, may play an important role in the development of benign and malignant skin hyperpigmentation disorders.
Oral tranexamic acid combined with low fluence 1064 nm Q-switched Nd: YAG laser is an effective and safe melasma treatment, with outcomes that are better than oral tranexamic acid alone, according to a recent study.
Atopic dermatitis therapy is currently undergoing a revolution that promises to treat patients of all ages who are suffering from every aspect of the disease—from rashes, itch and sleep disturbances, to secondary effects, like anxiety and depression.
New York city cosmetic dermatologist Michele Green, M.D., says having a muscle stimulating device can boost a practice’s bottom line but that’s not a given.
Cosmetic physician Tahl Humes, D.O., offers recommendations for doctors who are considering investing in body toning devices.
How does an aesthetic practice decide whether to invest in body toning technologies? We asked several aesthetic physicians to share what they’ve learned about what differentiates the technologies and more.
It’s an exciting time for atopic dermatitis patients as many new treatment options are on the market and in the pipeline. But treatment doesn’t yet offer a cure and many patients continue to suffer with symptoms, including itch, psychosocial and quality-of-life issues, according to a recent paper.
Abnormalities in epidermal barrier integrity, affecting factors such as epidermal calcium gradients, filaggrin, cornified envelopes, desquamation of corneodesmosomes and skin lipids, may also influence epidermal barrier dysfunction, according to a recent review.