Before 2018 comes to a close, we wanted to say thank you to our readers from everyone here at Dermatology Times. As a thank you, we have compiled a list of the topics and issues you found most compelling throughout the year. Enjoy this slideshow - and see you in 2019!
Before 2018 comes to a close, we wanted to say thank you to our readers from everyone here atÂ Dermatology Times. As a thank you, we have compiled a list of the topics and issues you found most compelling throughout the year. Enjoy this slideshow - and see you in 2019!
AVOID ANTIBIOTICS FOR ACNE TREATMENT WHEN POSSIBLE: Years ago, antibiotics were used to treat acne because physicians thought acne was an infectious disease. And today, even though dermatologists know better, many still prescribe antitbiotics for acne. This is a huge mistake, according to experts. (©FizkesNiven/Shutterstock.com)
IS IT ACNE OR PITYOSPORUM FOLLICULITIS? It's hard to tell the difference between the two, but mistaking these skin conditions can lead to big problems. Unsure? This article can help you correctly identify and treat each condition. (Photo courtesy of Brea Prindaville, M.D.)
NEW TREATMENTS AND APPROACHES IN MELASMA: How much do you know about melasma and hyperpigmentation? Dr. Seemal R. Desai summarizes the latest and most innovative treatments for these conditions in this article. (©Nguklaw/Shutterstock.com)
AAD UPDATED MELANOMA TREATMENT GUIDELINES: Have you had time to review The American Academy of Dermatology's updated guidelines for the care and management of primary cutaneous melanoma? If not, don't worry - we've highlighted what's new in this article.
FRONTAL FIBROSING ALOPECIA FROM RARE TO FREQUENT: Frontal fibrosing alopecia is a patterned variant of lichen planopilaris that predominately affects postmenopausal women. First reported 30 years ago, this condition is increasing in epidemic proportions according to this expert. (©MRAORAOR/Shutterstock.com)
THE TOP 7 MOBILE APPS IN DERMATOLOGY: Only 20% of mobile dermatology apps designed for patients may be worthwhile, according to an analysis published in February. Find out what those apps are here. (©Ymgerman/Shutterstock.com)
TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR ACNE SCARRING: 80% of patients treated for acne vulgaris have problematic scarring. With so many treatments out there, we're lending a helping hand by narrowing down the top treatments you should consider for your patients with acne scars. (©BudimirJevtic/Shutterstock.com)
COSMETIC CONUNDRUMS EXPLAINED: Dr. Zoe Diana Draelos offers guidance on several aesthetic issues, including best skin care products for diseased skin, the trend of eyelash extensions for women and the use of cosmetic oils as cleansers. (gerudy - stock.adobe.com)
MUST-READ STUDIES ON ATOPIC DERMATITIS: We know you're busy, so we've summarized some of the most innovative and important clinical advances in the treatment of atopic dermatitis for easy viewing. (sinhyu - stock.adobe.com)
SPIRONOLACTONE FOR HORMONAL ACNE: Female patients with hormonal acne that flares before their menstrual cycle may be ideal candidates for spironolactone, especially if other therapies like antibiotics have failed. Learn more about how spironolactone can help your acne patients in this article.