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Is it worthwhile to advise patients to purchase paraben-free products?Many skin care products are now advertising the “paraben-free” claim, however the parabens must be replaced with another preservative.
What are natural skin care products? Are they preservative-free?No one is really sure what constitutes a natural skin care product, since all ingredients are natural to the earth!
Laser and device-based scar treatment updateDermatologist Arielle N.B. Kauvar, M.D., and colleagues talked about scar types, best treatment options and new devices and techniques during their presentation at the 2017 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.
Advances in lasers, light sourcesDermatology has been at the forefront of the laser and light development—an area in aesthetic and medical dermatology that has surged in recent years, according to Jill S. Waibel, M.D.
The picosecond differenceIn addition to treating tattoos and pigmented lesions, new picosecond devices also treat sun damage and scarring. The results achieved by picosecond lasers are due to photothermal as well as photomechanical effects. Picosecond pulse duration lasers have an excellent safety/side effect profile in individuals of all skin types.
Psoriasis underdiagnosed, undertreatedIn skin of color, psoriasis can be tough to spot, and it carries a broader differential diagnosis. Darker-skinned patients may not know that they can develop psoriasis, or the importance of seeking treatment early.
Accelerating skin disease researchAvailable resources of the Center include human pathology specimens and database info on living consented patients. Techniques such as tissue imaging, gene expression analysis, T-cell receptor, sequencing studies, and CyTOF analyses are available. Visiting Scholar grants funds allow researchers to learn how to work with human tissue and how to use new techniques.
Tips for treating men with BotoxDermatologists treating men’s frown lines with neurotoxins should take a few important things into consideration, according to Miami, Fla.-based dermatologist Jeremy B. Green, M.D.
New devices help patients age gracefullyToday’s dermatologists have access to “incredible” energy-based devices that help patients to cosmetically age gracefully, says Michael H. Gold, M.D., medical director, Gold Skin Care Center and Tennessee Clinical Research Center, Nashville, Tenn.
Global perspectives on cosmetic fillersWith so many new and exciting filler products in the U.S. pipeline, American dermatologists and their patients are in for a treat, according to Hassan I. Galadari, M.D.

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