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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.
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?
Toothpastes for dry mouth and lips
Toothpaste selection is important in the treatment of dry mouth and dry lips, but the sensitive teeth formulations do not appear to be problematic.
The allure of pearl powder
Pearl powder is another sea derived substance finding its way into high priced boutique products. Many healing and skin benefits are thought to be derived from pearls in the Orient.
Considerations for hair washing frequency
This is the second most difficult question to answer in dermatology behind how often should I wash my face. I am not sure that all dermatologists would agree on the frequency of hair washing, and perhaps this is due to the fact that shampoo is to wash the scalp and beautify the hair.
Seaweed becomes latest cosmeceutical fad
Seaweed and oceanic extracts are the ingredients of the moment. Why? Because raw material suppliers have decided to put their efforts towards growth in this area.

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