Dermatologists should consider the features of the nasal defect when weighing options for repair.
Consider the desires of the patient when assessing options for both repair and treatments to mitigate post-surgical scar formation.
The dermatologist must determine the choice of which procedure will likely achieve the best aesthetic outcome overall.
Melanoma rates continue to rise, especially thin lesions which represents the largest group of fatalities. Gene expression profile tests can help diagnose or predict melanoma and are easy to use. But many dermatologists do not follow recommended treatment guidelines, which indicates a need to either educate practitioners or rethink the guidelines.
Since its introduction, isotretinoin has been reported to cause psychiatric problems or irritable bowel disease. Because different studies over the past 35 years do not support these claims dermatologists should not hesitate to prescribe this medication for their acne patients.