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Medspa management invite: Revenue boost or bust?Dr. Poor is invited to oversee the aestheticians and electrologists of a new MedSpa and feels fortunate, as his revenues have been declining. However, investing, owning, or operating a medspa still means being aware of certain regulations.
Early phase Tx promisingSB208 is the first topical antifungal with a nitric oxide platform found to be effective for treating tinea pedis.
Microbe imbalance fuels acneThe difference between acne and healthy skin is largely dependent on the balance of the skin microbiota, according to study results.
The rise of oral cancerHead and neck cancers with roots in HPV are appearing in patients that do not demonstrate the high-risk behaviors usually associated with such cancers.
Different possibilities based on a patient’s unique needsDepending on the medical specialist caring for patients with HPV, traditional treatments for genital warts tend to fall into two general categories: provider-administered and patient-administered therapies, according to one specialist.
Experts discuss the place for female rejuvenationSome dermatogists are proponents of adding female rejuvenation to practice. Others believe it’s not within the specialty’s domain.
Ethnic variations in agingThere is a shift in skin aging by decades, depending on ethnicity, according to results of a scientific evaluation underwritten by Proctor & Gamble Co.
Fillers: The latest optionsFiller manufacturers are rounding out their product lines, giving practitioners many more options for use in different rejuvenation procedures.
Reduce flank fat without pain, downtimeNonthermal pulsed ultrasound (UltraShape, Syneron Candela) treatments significantly reduce flank fat, without pain, downtime and apparent risks, according to a study.
From mole to melanomaThere is a genetically intermediate state of melanocytic neoplasia and these findings could someday help doctors identify high-risk lesions to remove before they become malignant.
Molecular age of melanomaThe field of molecular diagnostics, as it pertains to dermatology, has truly exploded in the last decade, according to one expert.
Skin cancer screeningData-driven screening guidelines for skin cancer have been published electronically, in reaction to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s 2016 draft recommendation statement on skin cancer screening.
4 tips to build a strong teamOne dermatologist discusses four tips to help practices foster strong relationships in order to run smoothly and efficiently.
Tips for buying or sellingOne expert offers tips for dermatologists considering buying other practices or selling the practices they own
Get to know your practicePerformance metrics are one way to take the guesswork out of physician group practice planning and decision making, according to one dermatologist.
Creating the virtual HS multispecialty clinicExpert dermatologist describes how to create the virtual multispecialty clinic to address the complex needs of hidradenitis suppurativa.
Nonablative technologies and the HS patientNonablative lasers, which are essentially modified hair removal lasers, offer treatment benefits for HS patients with stage 1 or stage 2 disease, according to dermatologist.
How does sebum interact with airborne pollution?One of the current appearance issues receiving attention in the popular press is the effect of air pollution on the skin.
Does dry shampoo work?Just as facial blotting papers are used to control facial sebum, dry shampoos are used to control scalp sebum.
Is venture capital the future of dermatology?Zoe Diana Draelos, MD, discusses how a changing political and economic climate has transformed dermatology practices into attractive entities for venture capitalists and whether it's a good thing for the specialty.