When is physician health disclosure required for informed consent?Should dermatologists be required to disclose matters of personal health, especially if matters related to physician health may increase the risk of harm to a patient?
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Noninvasive body contouring combination tips November 12, 2016By Lisette HiltonInvest in a variety of complementary, rather than overlapping, devices to help patients achieve whole-body rejuvenation goals, expert says. Men: A growing aesthetic segment November 12, 2016By Lisette HiltonThe male cosmetic market is growing as more cosmetically-inclined millennial men age. One expert discusses the differences in targeting the male population. The business of body contouring November 12, 2016By Lisette HiltonOne expert advises colleagues of certain considerations before adding body contouring services to a practice. Three minimally-invasive lipo-based neck treatments November 10, 2016By Lisette HiltonThere are three minimally-invasive ways of doing liposuction to improve the neck, and these options cover most cosmetic patients, one expert says. Expert derm shares injectable adipolysis pearls November 10, 2016By Lisette HiltonPaving the way in nonsurgical neck rejuvenation, is injectable adipolysis with deoxycholic acid, an option that is compatible with the other injectable cosmetic procedures dermatologists use in facial rejuvenation, according to dermatologist Gary D. Monheit, M.D., who presented at the 2016 ASDS annual meeting. The 'art' of the cosmetic consult November 10, 2016By Lisette HiltonThe art of communication must be mastered to gain patients’ trust and, ultimately, to become better doctors, according to Kathleen M. Welsh, M.D. who presented at the 2016 ASDS annual meeting. What’s old is new: Microneedling November 09, 2016By Lisette HiltonMicroneedling techniques are mimicking results often associated with laser treatment, according to Tina S. Alster, M.D., director of Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, Washington, DC, who presented “Will Microneedling Replace Lasers?” at the 2016 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) annual meeting in New Orleans. The business of cosmeceuticals: Unplugged November 09, 2016By Lisette HiltonTurning dermatologic knowledge into a successful, profitable part of a practice’s bottom line takes business know-how, according to Rancho Mirage, Calif., dermatologist Wendy E. Roberts, M.D, who presented at the 2016 ASDS annual meeting. Cosmeceuticals unplugged November 09, 2016By Lisette HiltonThere are some tricks of the dermatologists’ trade when it comes to optimizing cosmeceutical use by complementing procedures with products, according to New Orleans, La., dermatologist Mary P. Lupo, M.D. RF's rebirth November 12, 2016By Lisette HiltonRadiofrequency (RF) technology has had a rebirth in aesthetic surgery with needle RF, according to Macrene Alexiades, M.D., Ph.D., associate clinical professor, Yale University School of Medicine and director of the Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center of New York, New York City.
Clinical and therapeutic differences in darker skin November 22, 2016By Lisette HiltonChildren with darker skin types have different presentations and concerns than Caucasians when it comes to pigmentation and hair issues. An expert reviews those differences and what dermatologists can do to help.
RNAi compound targets connective tissue growth factor to reduce scar formation November 21, 2016By Lisette HiltonDermatologists discuss the challenges of treating hypertrophic scars and how a treatment in early trials might make post-treatment recurrence less likely.
Research looks at melanocyte role in tumor formation November 08, 2016By Bob KronemyerWhile melanocytes have strong mechanisms for repair, those in individuals with certain risk factors may carry impaired repair responses. Studies have begun to examine melanocytes in patients at risk for developing melanoma with the hope of developing strategies for preventing deadly tumors.
Tips to help patients lower costs November 11, 2016By Lisette HiltonThere are some things that dermatologists can do now to help patients lower their drug costs. Can we lower drug costs? November 11, 2016By Lisette HiltonExperts discuss the forces contributing to costs that are rising faster in the United States than in other countries, as well as what dermatologists can do now to help patients get access to more affordable medications. Make smart device purchases November 11, 2016By Louise GagnonConducting an evaluation in the marketplace and looking to independent sources of information are steps that need to be taken before buying any energy-based device to be used in cosmetic dermatology.
More evidence links psoriasis to depression November 07, 2016By Randy DotingaA recent study provides more evidence that patients with psoriasis–even mild cases–face a higher risk of major depression, a finding that could lead dermatologists to alert patients with the condition and even screen them for mental health issues. Entrepreneur bets on farm fresh eggs to soothe sensitive skin conditions November 15, 2016By Ben SchwartzA fourth-generation soap artisan has created a company and skincare line that uses farm fresh eggs to relieve dermatologic conditions such as atopic dermatitis and eczema. Five Affordable Habits of the WealthyFinancial advisors to more than 1,000 physicians, two experts go over the top-five wealth management habits they've noticed in their more affluent clients. Take proactive approach with certain systemic therapies November 16, 2016By Bob KronemyerDermatologists should proactively seek information about the use of certain systemic medications and their clinical application for skin disease management, an expert suggests.