Weekly Roundup: January 11-15, 2021

January 15, 2021
Morgan Petronelli, Associate Editor

ICYMI, some of the content featured this week includes a new podcast episode and stories on finasteride, telehealth, medical device company acquisitions, updates in acne research, plus more.

In case you missed it, some of this week’s featured content includes a new podcast episode about building a COVID-19 dermatology registry, as well as stories on finasteride risks for younger males, how COVID-19 telehealth helps broaden patient population, updates in acne research, plans for Allergan Aesthetics to acquire a medical device company, plus more.

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The Mainstream Patient: January 11

This week’s edition of The Mainstream Patient features stories on acne treatment alternatives, dermal fillers, skincare regimens for psoriasis, wet hair care, laser treatments, plus more.

Study Examines Finasteride Risks for Younger Males

A recent study shows an association between finasteride use and psychological adverse events (AEs) including suicidality. Dermatologists should weigh benefits and risks carefully when considering finasteride for certain patients with hair loss, according to one expert

COVID-19-related Telehealth Broadens Patient Population

A retrospective study shows significant differences in the characteristics of patients seen by telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic versus those seen during in-office visits 1 year earlier.

Next-Generation Therapies and Approaches Will Advance Acne Treatment

Topicals and oral antibiotics, as well as research on the skin microbiome, are paving the way for the future of acne treatment, according to a recent presentation at the 2020 ODAC Pre-Conference Inflammatory Diseases Symposium.

Allergan Aesthetics to Acquire Cypris Medical in Warrant Agreement

Allergan Aesthetics has entered into a warrant agreement that will give the company an option to acquire Cypris Medical following the completion of a clinical trial evaluating Cypris’ Xact device.

The Cutaneous Connection- Episode 15: Building a COVID-19 Dermatology Database

Esther Freeman, MD, PhD, details how her and her fellow colleagues banded together to create a COVID-19 dermatology registry in just eight days. The registry has since seen over 1,000 submissions from frontline clinicians located in 40 countries, helping to identify and diagnose active COVID-19 through submitted skin findings.

Immunity Induction Therapy with Antibodies, Wound-Healing Therapies Show Potential

Acne research delineating molecular and cellular pathogenic pathways gives insight into new therapeutic targets. According to a recent review, biologics and other therapies that modulate scar formation and wound healing will have value for treating severe acne.