Discovering Dermatology Times: March 2023

Dermatology TimesDermatology Times, March 2023 (Vol. 44. No. 03)
Volume 44
Issue 03

Learn more about the in-depth topics covered in the March 2023 issue of Dermatology Times®.

The March issue of Dermatology Times® includes a collection of thought-provoking articles and topics ranging from the connection between nutrition and healthy skin to making smart financial moves in today’s economy. Be sure to take a look at highlights from the issue below. Also, don’t miss a moment of Dermatology Times by signing up for our eNewsletters and subscribing to receive the print issue each month.

Nourishing the Skin from Within

A well-balanced diet has long been associated with good general health, and continued research has once again brought into focus the important relationship between nutrition and good general health, including healthy skin. Dietary modifications consisting of a low-glycemic index diet, essential fatty acids in fish oils, and supplementation of probiotics and prebiotics can potentially impact the skin and be useful in improving dermatologic conditions including atopic dermatitis and acne.

“There is a growing list of skin conditions and diseases such as AD and acne that have been shown to be directly impacted by certain nutritional patterns and dietary interventions,” said Diane L. Whitaker-Worth, MD, FAAD, a professor of dermatology at UConn Health Farmington, Connecticut.

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Biologics Offer Great Results in Treating Psoriasis, but at a Cost

Over the last 2 decades, the understanding of the pathogenesis of psoriasis has increased substantially, opening up new pathways to treatment.

While these treatments—like biologics—are highly effective, they are also limited by cost and administration challenges. And despite these discoveries, there has been little advancement in traditional, topical treatments, and there is still no cure for this chronic condition.

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Exploring Cosmetic Cellulite Topical Creams

In this month's Cosmetic Conundrums column, Zoe Diana Draelos, MD, discusses topical creams as treatment for cellulite.

Patients often present to dermatologists with complaints about cellulite, looking to address the issue medically. This demand has, in turn, led to increased treatment options; the global cellulite treatment market is projected to reach $5.7 billion by 2031. With the variety of treatments available, including complementary and alternative treatments that may not be safe or effective, it is important to understand how these products work to best guide your patients.

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Personal Financial Lessons from 2020

If you follow financial news, the words “recession,” “soft landing,” and “layoffs” are ubiquitous. This is not surprising for good reasons. We very well may enter, or already be in, a recession—and a bad one.

Although other articles may focus on how to best insulate a dermatology practice from an oncoming slowdown, especially in cosmetic procedures, we will focus on personal finances. Specifically, David B. Mandell, JD, MBA looks back just 3 years to the last abrupt economic disruption—the COVID-19 outbreak in the spring of 2020—to better understand what might happen. There are 4 important lessons to take away.

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