Dermatology Times, January 2020 (Vol. 41, No. 1)

Re-think rescue approach in atopic dermatitis

September 12, 2019

Dermatologists should not depend on a rescue approach for atopic dermatitis flares, says a recent paper. Instead, they should talk with patients about newer treatment options that could offer long-term disease with minimal adverse events.

The changing landscape of acne therapeutics

November 05, 2019

Drug development in acne is currently focused on targeting inflammation and reworking the vehicles of existing active drugs to increase their efficacy and tolerability, according to this expert. 

Adult, teen acne differ

November 19, 2019

Adult female acne should be treated differently than teenage acne. There is a hormonal component at play rather than a bacterial pathogenesis that should be considered, one expert says.

An alternative approach to vertical lip lines

December 10, 2019

Dermatologist Jeffrey S. Dover, M.D., frequently deals with the challenge of treating vertical lip lines. He says traditional treatment options using neurotoxins or filler injections are far from optimal, and shares an alternative approach. 

Fat grafting made easier

December 18, 2019

Fat grafting offers a facial volumizing option to differentiate the dermatology practice and, says Dr. Jeffrey Hsu, this all-in-one technology may simplify the process and deliver reliable results.

Nonthermal energy shows promise for back acne

January 07, 2020

Early results from the first patients treated for back acne with Nano-Pulse Stimulation in a controlled study show that use of this nonthermal energy modality is providing rapid and sustained clearance of inflammatory lesions, reported Mark Nestor, M.D., Ph.D., at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

Are CBD skincare products effective?

January 08, 2020

A variety of topical CBD products are becoming increasingly available to patients, but do they actually work? These experts believe more research is needed to create CBD-containing dermatology products that can effectively treat skin disorders.

Moisturizers offer easy, low-cost option for kids with atopic dermatitis

January 16, 2020

Anneke Andriessen, Ph.D. discusses research that suggests controlling symptoms with moisturizers can be an important - and inexpensive - prevention and treatment tactic for pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis.