Louise Gagnon
Acne a growing problem in pre-teens
Clinicians recognize that acne is increasingly presenting in pre-adolescents and that early presentation is also a predictor of worse disease in the future and the potential for scarring. Prompt, aggressive treatment will lead to better outcomes and will reduce the potential for adverse psychosocial effects.
Customizing treatment in laser scar revision
Successful laser scar revision is achieved with lower energies, shorter pulse durations, and intervals of at least six weeks between treatments. Learn more
Can you maintain response after biologic holiday?
Melinda Gooderham, M.D., MSc, FRCPC Patients might stop taking their biologic medications for a variety of reasons. When patients do stop their biologic therapy, clinicians need to consider that some biologic therapies are better at recapturing response than others. learn more
Discoverers who advanced dermatology
Discoverers who advanced dermatology
The stories of the heroes behind these and other dermatologic therapeutic discoveries are recounted in the book To Heal the Skin: The Heroes Behind Discoveries in Dermatology edited by the late Stuart Maddin, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada, and a leader and pioneer in dermatology in Canada and internationally, and Eileen Murray, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., a dermatologist and adjunct professor at UBC. Learn more
Skin may provide first clues to systemic illness
Skin may provide first clues to systemic illness
When systemic illnesses present with cutaneous manifestations, dermatologists have an opportunity to play a pivotal role in fast, accurate identification and diagnosis.
Laser and antifungal agent: Promising combination for onychomycosis
Laser and antifungal agent: Promising combination for onychomycosis
Systemic treatment of onychomycosis can produce side effects that are undesirable. Lasers used as an adjunct to topical agents may be another effective approach to treating onychomycosis.
Avoid antibiotic monotherapy
The cumulative dose of antibiotics prescribed to treat acne can be reduced through adjunctive use of retinoids or benzoyl peroxide.
Detect and treat body dysmorphic disorder
Detect and treat body dysmorphic disorder
Dermatologists may consider referring patients who present with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) for mental health care and/or may consider prescribing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for these patients. Learn more
Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia
Speaking at a session on community-based partnerships with hair stylists held during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, dermatologists said reaching out to business professionals in the community is a means of finding African-American women who have CCCA and other forms of hair loss prevalent in African-American women earlier, when they would clearly benefit from seeing a dermatologist for treatment. Learn more

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