Louise Gagnon
Light, laser therapy may stimulate hair growth
There is evidence of how light or laser therapy may stimulate hair growth, according to an expert who spoke at a dermatology symposium about the facts and myths of laser and light therapy.
Reconstitution is key to optimizing neurotoxin results
Reconstitution is key to optimizing neurotoxin results
Suboptimal reconstitution of botulinum toxin type A preparations can diminish the efficacy of neuromodulators for cosmetic use.
Finding cure for onychomycosis remains a complicated objective
Topical therapies currently in use have not effectively treated onychomycosis, a condition that is recurrent.
Pediatric woundcare requires collaboration in hospital, community
Pediatric woundcare differs from adult woundcare, and that principle should guide what clinicians do in the community setting and in hospitals, according to clinicians speaking at a pediatric woundcare symposium.
Fungal infections may mimic malignancies
Common diseases can present in unusual ways, so treatment-resistant fungal infections on the skin should be biopsied, as these infections can mimic or coexist with malignancies, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Dermatology Association.
Rising skin cancer rate spurs drive for new therapies
Rising skin cancer rate spurs drive for new therapies
The commercialization of ingenol mebutate (Picato, LEO Pharma) a medication that is currently approved in the United States and many other countries for the treatment of actinic keratosis, is an example of how enthusiasm and commitment can drive innovation, a LEO Pharma general manager says.
Early treatment of severe psoriasis may curb comorbidities
Early treatment of severe psoriasis may curb comorbidities
There is a suggestion that early treatment of severe psoriasis will decrease the risk of cardiovascular comorbidities that have been associated with severe psoriasis such as stroke and heart attack, according to a clinical professor dermatology at the State University of New York Buffalo School of Medicine.
Biologics can be antibiotic alternative for hidradenitis suppurativa
A variety of treatments aside from antibiotics have shown some efficacy in managing hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), according to a clinician speaking at the Dermatology Update 2013 meeting.
Study finds evidence for rosacea subtype progression
Study finds evidence for rosacea subtype progression
A study shows data to suggest there is evidence of subtype progression in rosacea, and that flushing is not a universal characteristic of patients with subtype 1 rosacea.
Synergy between UVA, UVB linked to UV-induced immunosuppression
The sun protection factor (SPF) is not the only measure that should be guiding the formulation of new sunscreens, according to the senior manager, worldwide regulatory affairs, L’Oreal Research and Innovation, Paris.

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