Louise Gagnon
Treatment protocol for patients with drug reactions
There can often be delays in identifying SCARs and related conditions like TEN and SJS. The optimal management of these presentations involves multidisciplinary care.
Melanoma subtypes have different evolutionary paths
Recent research supports UV radiation as the major driving force in the initiation and progression of melanoma, and the same investigation demonstrated different paths of evolution for various melanoma subtypes.
Brush up on anatomy to avoid filler complications
Minimize risk of complications by having expert level knowledge of facial anatomy, practicing with cadaveric dissection, using the right cannula, and getting a solid patient history.
Immune checkpoint inhibitors advance melanoma treatment
While much progress has been made since interleukin-2 was used to treat melanoma, physicians are still weighing the advantages and disadvantages of monotherapy versus combination therapies.
Melanoma treatment: Surgery is not obsolete
There have been significant strides in the systemic treatment of metastatic melanoma, but these advances have not meant the elimination of surgery as part of the management of metastatic melanoma. Learn more
Laser lipolysis enhances body contouring and sculpting
Laser lipolysis or laser-assisted liposuction produces decreased trauma to tissues compared to traditional liposuction, and the use of a laser enhances skin tightening.
Parasites and inflammation fuel rosacea
Research suggests colonization of demodex relates to immune activation of the skin, and certain individuals show genetic predisposition to rosacea. Greater disease understanding may offer insight into therapeutic approaches.
Biologic holiday a question of risk management
Intermittent dosing of biologic agents can make the therapies more immunogenic and lead to a decreased patient response, but the initiation of methotrexate preceding a decrease in the use of biologic therapy will reduce the potential for immunogenicity of the biologics.
PRP's multiple applications
Platelet-rich plasma offers dramatic aesthetic benefits when performed properly. It can be performed as an isolated procedure or incorporated into a treatment plan with hyaluronic acid fillers, neuromodulators and energy technology. Learn more
Treat acne to achieve remission
There is an absence of strong evidence supporting the recommendation that cumulative dosing of isotretinoin follow a reference range of 120 to 150 mg/kg. This points to the need for clinicians to treat their patients to achieve clearance of acne rather than adhere to this range.


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