Medical innovation expands hair loss treatment
A variety of topical and injectable therapies are showing promise for addressing the problem of hair loss in both men and women, says Matt Leavitt, D.O.
Medical therapy for advanced melanoma
Use of systemic therapies for treatment of melanoma is growing, and so is the list of cutaneous side effects associated with their use.
IL-23 antagonist demonstrates favorable long-term safety
The interleukin-23 antagonist guselkumab demonstrated greater efficacy compared with adalimumab and secukinumab at week 48 in controlled clinical trials investigating treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.
Mast cells may play key role in rosacea pathogenesis
Mast cells appear to play an intricate role in the pathophysiology of rosacea and could serve as potential targets for future therapies, according to recent study findings.
The future of actinic keratosis treatment
It is estimated that 0.025% to 16% of all actinic keratosis (AK) lesions may progress into invasive SCC per year, and there is still no marker to predict which lesions will progress, according to a recent paper that outlined diagnostic challenges as well as current and pipeline treatment approaches.
A new target for rosacea treatment: The mast cell
Recent evidence of increased mast cell activity suggests mast cell stabilization as a target for rosacea treatment.
The role of ’biotics in skincare
Zoe Diana Draelos, M.D, discusses prebiotic, probiotic and postbiotic skincare products and their role in normalizing the skin microbiome.
Practicing dermatology in the time of COVID-19
Read one New York physician's insights on practice survival and patient care during the pandemic.
Teledermatology and HIPAA compliance in the era of COVID-19
David J. Goldberg, M.D., J.D., discusses important considerations regarding telemedicine and HIPAA compliance that dermatologists should keep in mind during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sebaceous gland destruction a viable strategy to treat acne
Speaking about device-based acne treatments at Maui Derm for Dermatologists 2020 meeting, Fernanda Sakamoto, Ph.D., M.D., discussed PDT and other approaches for targeting the sebaceous gland.
Pipeline treatments show promise for acne patients
Hilary E. Baldwin, M.D. discusses advances in acne treatment that have expanded treatment options, allowing physicians to improve outcomes in patients with moderate-to-severe acne.
Molecular study highlights drug differences in atopic dermatitis
A recent meta-analysis confirms cyclosporine as the most effective atopic dermatitis (AD) treatment at the molecular level, although dupilumab achieves broad cutaneous changes beyond those expected with specific Th2 inhibition.
Combining psoriasis topicals yields unpredictable results
Dermatologists often combine multiple topical agents on their own, and have been doing so for many years. However, extemporaneous compounding of psoriasis topical agents may not necessarily yield what dermatologists anticipate.
Phototherapy remains a valuable psoriasis treatment
Soliton’s Generation II tattoo-removal device receives 510(k) premarket notification
Soliton has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. FDA for its Generation II Rapid Acoustic Pulse (RAP) device for tattoo removal.
Investigational cream may be effective to deliver tranexamic acid
Melasma responds well to oral and locally injected tranexamic acid treatments, but clinical results from topical tranexamic acid administration have been disappointing, researchers report. They examined efficacy of a co-enhancer as a method to deliver the treatment.
Dupilumab offers safe, long-term option for atopic dermatitis
A recent study reports findings that support dupilumab as a safe, long-term treatment in patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis.
Skin microbiome as clinical biomarker for atopic dermatitis
With advancements in deep next-generation sequencing (NGS) and bioinformatics analysis, the authors of a recent study suggest the skin microbiome may hold promise as a clinical biomarker in atopic dermatitis (AD) management.
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