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|April 21, 2017 ||
Dermatology, the study of diseases of the skin — the human body's largest organ — is both misunderstood and underrated. Even some physicians in other specialties think it's "easy," or borders on the trivial, but skin diseases are important because they are common, impose a huge economic and psychological burden on patients, and can be deadly.
In 2013, 1 in 4 Americans sought treatment for at least one skin ailment, and the average person was treated for 1.6 skin diseases. Nearly half of Americans over age 65 have skin disease, with an average of 2.2 each. Treatment of skin disorders accounted for $75 billion in medical, preventative and prescription and non-prescription drug costs.
One of the biggest issues with the lasers used to treat benign vascular birthmarks, port-wine stains and for tattoo removal is making sure the laser light, which is held at a distance from the skin, is perfectly and selectively absorbed by only the targeted birthmark or tattoo. Paul J.D. Whiteside, a doctoral candidate in the University of Missouri Division of Food Systems and Bioengineering, and colleagues devised a system that will not only improve the process, but will be safer for both clinicians and patients.
Cannabinoids contain anti-inflammatory properties that could make them useful in the treatment of a wide-range of skin diseases, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
The new study, published online recently in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, summarizes the current literature on the subject and concludes that pharmaceuticals containing cannabinoids may be effective against eczema, psoriasis, atopic and contact dermatitis.
Skin cancer overall, including melanoma, is one of the few cancers for which rates are still rising.
Early diagnosis is critical.
"If you catch melanoma early and treat it early, the patient should be in pretty good shape," says Dr. Darrell Rigel, a clinical professor of dermatology at New York University. "However, once melanoma spreads, there is still basically no effective treatment at this point."
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A person with psoriasis develops an excess of skin cells on their body. These cells can resemble thick scales or patches, often called plaques.
While doctors don't know exactly what causes psoriasis, the condition is thought to be due to the immune system attacking healthy cells and triggering an excess growth of skin cells.
Psoriasis injections aren't usually a first-line treatment for the condition, but they are effective at reducing psoriasis-related plaques.
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Racial and ethnic minority children experienced disparities in health care utilization and school attendance related to their atopic dermatitis, according to late-breaking research presented at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting.
"Compared to white children with atopic dermatitis, black children are less likely to see a dermatologist, and black and Hispanic children are more likely to go to the [ED] for their atopic dermatitis," Dr. Junko Takeshita told Healio.com/Dermatology.
Since blackheads are quite literally dirt stuck in your skin, it's extremely satisfying to get rid of them. If you're a self-professed skin-picker, then you know that it can be impossible to leave a blackhead alone. There are countless products that help you pick, prod, and poke at your blackheads in hopes of getting rid of them. However, there's one product dermatologists say you should stop using. Find out what it is before you touch another blackhead.
You've sworn off sunbathing (OK, by 90 percent). You've said no to partying. You've even upped your veggie consumption, all in the name of making your skin as ageless as possible. Smart moves.
"Preventing skin aging is the best strategy for keeping your complexion looking its best," says Dr. Joshua Zeichner, a dermatologist in New York City.
While there's no way to completely stave off lines, the following game plans — targeted to your age — will protect and repair your complexion, setting you up for healthy skin year after year.
A trip to the plastic surgeon doesn't necessarily mean drastic changes, like full face-lifts or walking out with twice the butt you went in with (although that's what gets the most attention, for better or worse). These days, plastic surgery is all about subtle changes, or what New York City–based dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Dendy Engelman calls "tweakments," which you can easily get on your lunch break. "We're seeing people opt for little surgeries over time and maintenance with injectables, which makes patients appear to age more naturally, rather than going from wrinkles to skintight at age 65 or 70," she tells SELF.
If there's one thing celebs aren't shy about, it's Botox.
When it's your job to look forever young, there's no cosmetic procedure too extreme, but if you ask any celeb nowadays, Botox is hardly that.
"If you start early enough, in small strategic doses, it's preventative — actually minimizing the progression of wrinkles so that you never get them," explained celeb plastic surgeon Dr. Stafford R. Broumand.
We're guessing you've gotten the memo that water is très important for all healthy life function, no? And while we've all heard the daily recommendation to chug eight eight-ounce glasses of H20 every day, ever had a niggling curiosity about the accuracy of that that stat? And where exactly did the one about sipping water for clearer, glow-y skin come from? Here, we investigate the vague world of recommended water consumption — for your skin and your body — because it's about time we figure out how much water we should be drinking for optimal health, once and for all.
Whether it's for license renewal or NCEA Certified credential recertification, career development, or to increase job opportunities, the need for continuing education is a very real demand of every skin care professional. But while the benefits of continuing education are obvious, the cost is high: travel expenses; time away from home; and scheduling conflicts with work. SDSS now provides affordable, quality continuing education courses at your convenience, presented by experts in a variety of subject areas!
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For more information contact Trainer Kathy Terry at 940-631-4218.
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