Cosmetic needs differ for skin of color patients who may require different treatments, says Dr. Eliot Battle who addressed the use of old and new technologies for skin of color patients during this year’s Skin of Color Seminar Series meeting in New York City.
The recommended use of antihistamines for chronic urticaria have been updated in the most recent installment of treatment guidelines written by a European and American work group.
Scarring is a common complication of acne, even when the condition is only mild, and in people with dark skin the scarring can be complicated by hyperpigmentation.
In recent years the number of adolescents who feel that they do not identify with the gender that was assigned to them at birth and who have sought gender reassignment treatment — in the form of hormones
Laser technologies can be an added benefit to your practice, but be a smart consumer, experts say.
A pulsed dye laser developed for the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions on the face, has been shown to be effective for facial rejuvenation on just one pass, a small study shows.
In 2005, a 22-year old student in South Carolina died from a fatal dose of lidocaine after she was given a topical anaesthetic gel by a spa employee and told to apply it from her groin to her ankle and cover it in plastic in preparation for hair removal treatment on her leg.
22-year-old patient dies from lidocaine overdose. This and other cases highlight the potential toxicity of anaesthetics. One expert discusses tips for safe use and warning signs to watch for.
As both severe acne and transgenderism are independently associated with higher rates of depression and suicide, it may be advisable that transgender adolescents are monitored for acne once testosterone treatment has begun. Given the potential risks — some 41% of transgender adults have at some point attempted suicide — acne should be treated even if only mild, says Dr. Lucía Campos-Munoz.
Dermatologists should discuss cost and insurance coverage concerns with patients to boost adherence to acne medication, researchers report in JAMA Dermatology.