Randy Dotinga is a medical writer based in San Diego, Calif.
Isotretinoin: Time to reconsider blood test best practicesMay 9th 2016
While oral isotretinoin has been associated with various side effects and routine blood tests have been recommended, evidence points to inconsistencies in monitoring practices. Many physicians also are questioning whether the effort has value.
More evidence of rosacea, autoimmune linkApril 7th 2016
While a cause-and-effect link is elusive, it’s possible that environmental and lifestyle factors could explain why rosacea patients appear to suffer more from various conditions. But recent genetic research has hinted at inherited links between rosacea and autoimmune disorders. Recent findings provide more evidence.
MauiDerm 2015: Pre-adolescent acne may be red flagJanuary 27th 2015
Dermatologists should keep an eye out for acne in pre-adolescent children as young as one year because pimples may be a sign of serious medical problems, a leading dermatologist told a crowd at the Maui Derm 2015 conference this week.
Acne scar treatments improving rapidlyNovember 7th 2014
Treatments for acne scars are improving rapidly, although complete fixes remain impossible and repairs require long-term treatment planning and management, according to a speaker Friday at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Greg Goodman, M.D., of The Dermatology Institute of Victoria in Australia, offered attendees tips and takeaways for treating scars.