Author | Padma Nagappan


Good skin health and a diverse microbiome go hand-in-hand

October 29, 2018

Cosmetic products with prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics may be beneficial in treating eczema, a physician reported at the Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference held earlier this month in Las Vegas.

Cosmeceutical therapies on the horizon

October 19, 2018

In a presentation at the Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference held on Saturday in Las Vegas, Diane Berson, M.D., outlined trends and new ingredients in oral and topical cosmeceuticals.

Applications for photodynamic therapy

October 19, 2018

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has multiple uses, but billing can be complicated. In this article, we outline its uses and billing codes.

Diagnostic tests to assess mole genomics

October 19, 2018

At the Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference in Las Vegas, one practical talk with a lot of takeaways was a workshop on two types of diagnostic tests for mole genomics.

Surgeons defer procedures during early stage pregnancy

October 16, 2018

Prompt management of skin cancer lesions is stressed for pregnant patients in a recent article in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, but whether it’s applied in clinical practice is unknown.

Picosecond laser more effective for facial melasma

October 16, 2018

At the recently concluded American Society for Dermatologic Surgery meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, researchers looked at the efficacy of using picosecond lasers to  treat melasma, with the aim of reducing adverse effects from current treatment options. The treatment proves to be promising.

Mortality high in squamous cell carcinoma in hidradenitis suppurativa

October 15, 2018

Squamous cell carcinoma in hidradenitis suppurativa is rare, but mortality is high, according to Mayo Clinic researchers reporting at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery annual meeting last week in Phoenix.

PET-CTs for melanoma may have less benefit than previously thought

October 15, 2018

Stage II melanoma patients don’t always benefit from staging PET-CT, according to Duke University Medical Center researchers reporting last week at American Society of Dermatologic Surgery annual meeting in Phoenix.