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Psychological problems impact skin disease
Dermatology Times
Ignoring the elephant in the room — the psychological aspects of skin disease — can prevent traditional treatments from working optimally or at all, according to Dr. Caroline S. Koblenzer, a trained psychoanalyst and retired clinical professor of dermatology, University of Pennsylvania.
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Do I have to live with that scar?
A scar is an unavoidable result of incision or injury to the skin. Unsightly as it may be, a scar is a near-miraculous example of the body's ability to heal itself. How you treat a wound can make a big difference in the appearance of the scar after the wound heals," says Dr. Jocelyn Lieb of Advanced Dermatology, P.C.
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Tea tree oil: What can it do for your patients?
Dermatology Times
Tea tree oil is an essential oil that is obtained through steam distillation of the leaves of the native Australian coastal tree, Melaleuca alternifolia. M. alternifolia is an evergreen shrub with needle-like leaves that grows from 5 to 8 meters in height. Tea tree oil has been used in a wide variety of medicinal applications from coughs and colds to skin infections. There have been a number of papers describing the antiseptic properties of tea tree oil, which has potential antibacterial activity through disruption of bacterial membranes.
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Tools that assess sarcoidosis severity should see more use across specialties
MD Magazine
A study in JAMA Dermatology provides evidence that the use of two tests to assess cutaneous sarcoidosis disease severity should be expanded. The research has applications for dermatologists, rheumatologists and pulmonologists, all of whom have a role in treating sarcoidosis.
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Study: Smartphones, tablets may up UV exposure
Plastic Surgery Practice
Smartphones and tablets may do more than keep us connected: these ubiquitous devices may also increase our exposure to ultraviolet radiation when used outdoors, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
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Foot site independent risk factor for melanoma outcome
HealthDay News via Medical Xpress
Foot melanoma seems to represent a specific subgroup and is a negative independent prognostic factor for disease-specific survival and disease-free interval, according to a study published in the September issue of the International Journal of Dermatology.
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Inflammation crucial to acne lesions, dermatologic syndromes
Dermatology Times
New conventional wisdom of late identifies inflammation as an important link between the development of acne lesions and several dermatologic syndromes, including PAPA (pyogenic arthritis, pyoderma gangrenosum, acne), PASH (pyoderma gangrenosum, acne, suppurative hidradenitis), PAPASH (pyogenic arthritis, pyoderma gangrenosum, acne, suppurative hidradenitis) and SAPHO (synovitis, acne, pustulosis palmoplantaris, hyperostosis, osteitis). Therefore, it is increasingly believed that therapies targeting the inflammation could be useful in quelling the clinical symptoms of these diseases and conditions, offering much needed hope for this patient population.
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Experts: Number of men over 40 seeking cosmetic treatments on the rise
FOX News
More men than ever before are booking spa appointments, buying skin care products and "manscaping." Now, experts say there's been a surge in the number of men between 40 and 70 years old who are making their way into the dermatologist's office for cosmetic treatments, too.
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Hurdles for cosmetic treatments manageable
How can consumers locate the right physician for their cosmetic procedures? What about the cost? And if patients go forward with a procedure, will the results be worthwhile? Those are the factors that give prospective patients pause, according to the 2015 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures.
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Combining Lasers and Esthetic Services

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About the webinar:
The role of the skin care specialist in pre- and post-laser care is often essential to the success of the treatment itself. Understanding the patient concerns and educating them on how to best care for their skin and condition is paramount. Skin treatments intralaser can be helpful for a number of dermatologic treatments and requires evaluation and planning with the physician's treatment. 1.0 CE through Feb. 7, 2017.

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