On the cover
Treating the AK field June 03, 2016By Ilya Petrou M.D.Innovative modifications of conventional treatments for actinic keratosis (AK) can help patients live with this chronic disease in more comfort and greater safety, and with potentially improved outcomes.
In this issue
A simple complication, a massive lawsuitLegal arguments can be based on foreseeable complications, even when physicians are safety conscious. Progress for Women in Medicine Slow, but SignificantLeadership roles for women in dermatology are increasing slowly but surely. Integrative and alternative treatments for seborrheic dermatitisEssential oils, aloe vera, supplements, diet, and other solutions may be of use for patients who request alternative or integrative treatments for seborrheic dermatitis.
The oral pipeline for psoriasis August 01, 2016By Lisette HiltonOral options in the pipeline for psoriasis show promise.
New trends in false eyelashesJust when you thought the false eyelashes of the 1960s were only a thing of the past, they are back! Here are some common side effects to note as you advise your patients. Hair extension pros and consWhile hair extensions offer many benefits, there is one potential problem to monitor in patients. The benefits of dry shampoosDry shampoos carry several benefits for certain patients, but it's not a replacement for liquid shampoo. Here is the advantage. Revance injectable outperforms Botox May 26, 2016By Lisette HiltonAccording to early research, not-yet-approved RT002 (DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection, Revance Therapeutics) lasts longer, might be safer and offers more dramatic wrinkle reduction than today’s most popular neurotoxin Botox (Allergan).
Financial Self-Defense for DermatologistsEducation is crucial for protecting yourself from possible misconduct from financial advisors. Recognizing these red flags can help you choose wisely and avoid mistakes.
Combination therapy for leishmaniasis shows promiseAs tropical diseases piggyback to the U.S. with travelers, the armamentarium for treating them expands. Brush up on anatomy to avoid filler complications May 09, 2016By Louise GagnonMinimize risk of complications by having expert level knowledge of facial anatomy, practicing with cadaveric dissection, using the right cannula, and getting a solid patient history. Scientists gain new insight into UV-exposure genetics June 09, 2016By Randy DotingaXeroderma pigmentosum is a rare disease that leads to early skin cancer. New insights may lead to better prevention and survival for patients, as well as point to ways that UV-resistant gene functions could be used for skin cancer prevention and treatment. Professionalism in social media is a balancing act June 09, 2016By Lisette HiltonTo establish and maintain a professional medical image in social media, pay careful attention to the content of posts. Be aware that social media content is admissible as evidence in courts of law. Meaningful use losing its meaning? June 09, 2016By Randy DotingaRegulations surrounding electronic health records are evolving. The medical community waits hopefully for a system that focuses more on outcomes and less on the use of technology itself.