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How do you give back?
How do you give back?September 5 was declared International Day of Charity. How do you, your staff or your business give back to your community or the industry? Share your stories with us here!
Atopic dermatitis associated with different bacteria depending on disease severityNIH investigators find that Staphylococcus epidermidis is predominant in less severe cases, while Staphylococcus aureus is associated with patients who have more severe disease.
Ingredients in eczema topicals pose contact dermatitis riskIngredients used in topical products used to relieve atopic dermatitis in children might put those patients at higher risk for contact dermatitis.
Pretreatment assessments for females seeking aesthetic treatment
Pretreatment assessments for females seeking aesthetic treatmentIn September, our table of the month focuses on questions you should ask female patients before aesthetic procedures and also which red flags to look for to make sure you know when not treat.
Melanoma in pregnancy
Melanoma in pregnancyThe controversies revolving around the risks and prognosis associated with melanoma and pregnancy are many and have been a flashpoint for much discussion and debate. While some controversies remain, clarity and consensus has been found among some of the current issues regarding melanoma and pregnancy.
Moisturizers and skin firmnessIncreased firmness is commonly used to describe the beneficial effects of moisturizers. This is confusing to the dermatologist who considers firm skin indicative of scleroderma.
The impact of facial foundation on luminosity“Luminosity,” is often used to describe facial appearance after applying facial foundation. What is luminosity?
Facial serums and radianceMany of the newer facial serums claim to improve radiance immediately after application. How is this claim substantiated?
Extremely pruritic lesions
Extremely pruritic lesionsA 48-year-old woman asked her dermatologist about several red lesions that were extremely pruritic. They were scattered haphazardly on the back of her leg. A few of the lesions were still smooth nodules, but others were now excoriations; she just couldn’t stop scratching them no matter how hard she tried. She estimated they had been there for nearly a month. She had a history of atopic dermatitis, but this didn’t feel like the same thing.

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