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Derm In The News: November 26-December 2

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Keep up with the latest headlines in dermatology from the past week, including the launch of a free dermatology and wound care clinic, a glimpse into the future of cosmetic dermatology, and more.

Carle Illinois College of Medicine: Skin in the Game: CI MED Student Launches Free Dermatology and Wound Care Clinic

A physician innovator from the Carle Illinois College of Medicine is launching Urbana-Champaign’s first-ever free clinic focused on skin care. The Skin and Wound Care Community Clinic aims to address care gaps and provide accessible, culturally competent dermatological and wound care services to underserved populations, including under- and uninsured patients, homeless individuals, and those with limited access to healthcare. The clinic, set to open in the spring of 2024, will offer services such as skin and wound exams, skin cancer screenings, diabetic foot exams, skin biopsies, and patient education on preventing skin cancer and pressure injuries.

APN News: Innovations in Cosmetic Dermatology: A Glimpse into the Future

The landscape of cosmetic dermatology in India is undergoing a transformative shift as clinics actively seek the latest technologies and innovations to enhance natural aesthetics. Regenerative medicine is at the forefront of this revolution, offering treatments such as stem cell therapy, exosomes therapy, and advanced platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy like Growth Factor Concentrate (GFC). These therapies not only accelerate natural healing processes but also provide solutions for aging, hair loss, and facial rejuvenation.

Monticello Times: Dermatologist first in county offering nonsurgical treatment for skin cancer

Mohiba Tareen, MD, of Tareen Dermatology, who introduced the most advanced non-surgical treatment for common skin cancer in Wright County, Minnesota — Image-Guided Superficial Radiation Therapy. This non-invasive treatment involves multiple visits and sessions but is described as quick and simple. The technology, brought to Wright County by SkinCure Oncology, uses ultrasound imaging to direct low-level x-rays to targeted areas of the skin, offering a 99.3% cure rate for early-stage non-melanoma skin cancer. With Minnesota ranking high in skin cancer cases, Tareen emphasizes the importance of this tool in treating skin cancer in the region.

BBC: My four-year wait to see an NHS dermatologist

A woman in Edinburgh, UK, waited almost four years to see an NHS dermatologist for her severe psoriasis. Initially diagnosed in 2017, she was referred for light therapy in 2019 but began treatment only in September 2023. The delay, exacerbated by COVID-19, reflects a broader issue of long waits for dermatology services in the NHS, with over 8,000 people joining the waiting list for a dermatology outpatient appointment.

Have you seen any dermatology headlines this week that we may have missed? Share with us by emailing our team at DTEditor@mmhgroup.com.

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