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How Effective are Over-the-Counter Skin Rollers?

Skin rollers, or dermarollers, are controversial cosmetic devices that…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 22, 2018 at 3:58pm — No Comments

How Can Dermatologists Be Better Photographers?

Photography is often an integral part of a dermatologist’s job; however, accurately capturing a patient’s biopsy, lesion, or cosmetic results can be a challenge for dermatologists and clinicians who lack photography training or face time constraints. Here are some …

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Added by Julie Morse on April 22, 2018 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Derm Residents Hone Their Diagnostic Skills Through Portrait Study

Dermatology residents are sharpening their diagnosis skills through art criticism exercises. At Yale University’s Dermatology Grand Rounds on April 4, 2018,…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 12, 2018 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Psoriasis Treatment Receives FDA Approval

Mumbai-based Sun Pharma has just received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for ILUMYA (tildrakizumab-asmn), a medication that reduces redness in adult patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who qualify for systemic therapy or phototherapy.



The approval comes on the heels of…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 12, 2018 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Dermatology Startup Delivers Personalized Retinoid Prescriptions

In an era where drones can deliver groceries and Postmates can drop off virtually any product to our front doors, it only makes sense that the dermatology industry would figure out a way to hop on the trend of automated delivery services. Enter DearBrightly: a Y…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 6, 2018 at 4:38pm — No Comments

L’Oréal Gets Futuristic at its New Space at 10 Hudson Yards

L’Oréal, one of the largest beauty companies in the world with over 30 brands in its portfolio, has gone high tech with its new 10 Hudson Yards office on the West Side of Manhattan. Their 400,000-square foot headquarters features an impressive series of amenities including an expansive terrace where workers can talk…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 6, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Future of Skin Care Treatment According to Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank

According to New York City-based dermatologist and renowned skincare expert Paul Jarrod Frank, MD, the right ingredients are just one part of skin care—what matters…

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Added by Julie Morse on March 30, 2018 at 1:30am — No Comments

Dermatologist Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Fraud

Palm Beach dermatologist Gary Marder, MD was recently sentenced to three years in prison for health care fraud. Over the course of six years, Dr. Marder…

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Added by Julie Morse on March 30, 2018 at 1:29am — No Comments

Can Laser Fabric Cure Acne?

A team of French dermatologists is taking a new approach to photodynamic therapy (PDT) for acne. Designed by scientists at Texinov Medical Textiles, the Fluxmedicare is a device made of optical fibers woven into fabric. “Until now medical treatments involving light used rigid panels,” explains Nadege Boucard,…

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Added by Julie Morse on March 22, 2018 at 7:34am — No Comments

Improved Outcomes for Obese Men with Metastatic Melanoma

A recent multicohort study in The Lancet Oncology found that obese men who underwent treatment for metastatic melanoma have a 47 percent…

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Added by Julie Morse on March 22, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Is telederm more effective than in-person dermatology treatment?

Due to long appointment wait times and sparse numbers of dermatologists in small towns and cities, more patients are turning to a screen to get their skin problems diagnosed and treated. According to a…

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Added by Julie Morse on March 1, 2018 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Rapidly Increasing Cases of Merkel Cell Carcinoma in Baby Boomers

Dermatologists are noticing an alarming increase of Merkel cell carcinoma cases in the aging baby boomer population. According to a new study that analyzed data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program at the National Cancer Institute, the incidence of Merkel cell carcinoma…

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Added by Julie Morse on March 1, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Is the Cure for Vitiligo Here?

A team of researchers from Yale University have developed a possibly groundbreaking treatment plan for vitiligo. There are over 150,000 Americans with the autoimmune disease that causes white blotches on the skin. For those who try to restore their…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 22, 2018 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Does Our Culture Need Botox?

Fayne Frey, MD, thinks her patients should look their age. The New York-based dermatologist has been listening to her patients’ woes of aging skin for the last 25 years, and wants them to know it’s ok to have wrinkles. In an impassioned…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 22, 2018 at 6:55pm — No Comments

How to be Competitive in the Med-Spa Industry

As the medical spa market continues to grow, plastic surgeons and dermatologists have to figure out ways to stay ahead of the competition. Maintaining a thriving practice isn’t just about having the latest technology and highest prices; significant consideration for patients and diligent research are…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 17, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How VisualDX is Improving EHR Processes

Electronic health record (EHR) technology is approaching new frontiers, and software developers are finding ways to make the system more versatile and streamlined. VisualDX, a medical…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 17, 2018 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Why You Should Never Tattoo Your Eye

The man who invented the scleral tattoo concept, better known as the eyeball tattoo, wants to make the practice illegal. Luna Cobra, the Australian tattoo artist famous for his radical body modification techniques, has successfully tattooed…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 9, 2018 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Do We Need to Change Dermatology Practices for Older Patients?

As baby boomers continue to age, their propensity for skin cancer develops. These escalating rates of skin cancer have prompted the dermatology industry to make unexpected changes. The New York Times recently published a…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 9, 2018 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Dermatologist Donates $50 Million for a Veterinary School

A dermatologist has contributed the largest individual donation in Oregon State University’s (OSU) history. Gary Carlson, MD, an alumnus of OSU and partner at Dermatology Associates in Westlake, California, recently made a gift of $50 million to the school’s college of veterinary medicine.



In light of the…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 2, 2018 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Male Dermatologists Are Sued 2.5 Times More Often Than Females

A new study has found that male dermatologists are the subject of malpractice lawsuits far more often than females because women are better at communicating.



In the study published in JAMA Dermatology, the group of researchers led by April W. Armstrong, MD, associate dean for clinical research at…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 2, 2018 at 5:57pm — No Comments

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