John Jesitus
John Jesitus is a medical writer based in Westminster, CO.
OCPs for teen acne: Seek parental consent
Honoring the letter of minor consent laws requires respecting parents' wishes for oral contraceptives prescribed for acne.
EADV touts specific acne quality-of-life tools
EADV experts recommend six quality-of-life measures including the DLQI and Skindex-29 for acne treatment and research.
Data support panfacial aesthetics approach
Data support panfacial aesthetics approach
The HARMONY study puts objective data behind the aesthetic and psychological improvements delivered by a panfacial approach to facial rejuvenation. It’s also the first study to use video analysis, and online photo ratings from a representative sample of Americans, as outcome measures.
Botanical ingredients reduce mild acne-related erythema
Botanical ingredients reduce mild acne-related erythema
A combination of salicylic acid and botanicals commonly may provide anti-inflammatory benefits as a spot treatment for acne.
Azelaic acid reduces truncal acne
Azelaic acid reduces truncal acne
A new azelaic acid 15% foam may provide a viable alternative to oral treatments for truncal acne.
The factors that drive atopic dermatitis
There are two pathways that lead to atopic dermatitis. Their origins differ, but they both impair the immune system and skin barrier in AD.
Preventable eye injuries
Resurfacing lasers pose a threat to the cornea and ocular surface. Ocular injuries associated with lasers include misshapen pupils, iritis and vision loss. Expert suggests against performing micro-focused ultrasound treatments within the orbital rim. Standard ocular shields do not provide effective protection against focused ultrasound.
Microneedling may provide alternative to lasers
Microneedling may provide alternative to lasers
Microneedling may provide a viable alternative to lasers in certain clinical situations. Dr. Mara Weinstein Velez discusses which indications have promising data behind them and where further research needs to focus.
How psoriasis arises
The research road to streamlining the model of psoriasis pathogenesis.
Promising laser advances
Fractionated lasers can help with everything from scar contractures to delivering living tissue – such as stem cell treatments – through the skin, says an expert

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