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Zoe Diana Draelos, M.D.
Zoe Diana Draelos, M.D., is a consulting professor of dermatology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C. She is investigator, Dermatology Consulting Services, High Point, N.C., and a Dermatology Times Editorial Advisor and co-medical editor.
In search of finding an anti-aging gene
The human genome project was completed without finding an anti-aging gene, much to the disappointment of scientists. Yet, the search continues for genes that could be modified to influence aging. Read and learn more
Genetically customized product formula
One of the currently popular fads in high end boutique skin care products is the development of genetically customized formulations. Read to learn the answer.
Algae becoming a popular cosmetic ingredient
Snow algae is an interesting single cell algae that survives at 0 degrees C. Read and learn more on how algae is becoming a popular cosmetic ingredient.
Factors impacting earlobe dermatitis
Earring dermatitis at the site of a pierced earring can be due to many different factors. It is important to rule out nickel dermatitis and recommend the use of high quality yellow gold earrings.
Background on flouride-containing solutions
Fluoride is found in many toothpastes designed to prevent tooth decay. As a matter of fact, the fluorination of water and toothpastes is felt to be the major factoring contributing the increasing number of adults retaining their own teeth into maturity.
How fragrance technology irritates sensitive patients
Long-lasting fragrances is one of the major accomplishments of the perfume industry that has become the bane of fragrance sensitive individuals.
Head space analysis
Why are so many fruit and floral type scent combinations popular, such as kiwi/vanilla or rose/melon or peppermint/lemon?
Fragrances an important aspect of product branding
How are fragrances made? Scented body lotions, soaps, and hair shampoos with smells that extend beyond the packaging seem very popular
Dermal pinning explained
Dermal pinning is a technique that goes by many different propriety names, including dermal poration and dermal needling. It is essentially the use of a roller device with many small needles that is pressed and rolled over the skin. It can be used with or without electricity.
Editorial: Solving the case of the unfilled prescription
Dermatologists are frustrated because they know there will be many more cases of the unfilled prescription. And what can we do?

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