Probiotics show up in skin care products
Makers of skin care products are increasingly adding probiotics to creams, face washes and face masks, and research has shown that topical probiotics can inhibit acne and rosacea. "When you apply a probiotic directly it can actually act as a barrier because it's competing with the bad bacteria from taking hold," said dermatologic surgeon Whitney Bowe, a clinical assistant professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. ABC News
Atopic dermatitis treatments need more study, researchers say
Treatments for atopic dermatitis should be tested in clinical trials that are more racially and ethnically diverse, according to a literature review published in the journal JAMA Dermatology. Results were good for treatments including narrow-band ultraviolet light and low-dose UVA and UVB therapy. Only two of the studies reviewed reported racial or ethnic information. Healio (free registration)
More men seek aesthetic dermatologic procedures
Some 40% of the patients dermatologic surgeon Michael Eidelman sees at his practice are men seeking treatments such as wrinkle-relaxing injections, eyebrow sculpting, dermal fillers, laser hair removal and teeth whitening. Dermatologic surgeons Vic Narurkar and Arielle Kauvar say they see more men seeking procedures such as laser rejuvenation and cryolipolysis. GQ
ASDS Annual Meeting: Advance registration ends Friday
There are only a few days left to secure your spot at the ASDS Annual Meeting, Nov. 6 to 9 in San Diego. After Friday, registration will be accepted on-site only. With your choice of over 80 sessions, hands-on workshops, live patient demonstrations and fun networking events, you have access to more state-of-the-art procedures, new tools and technologies, and the most important trends in cosmetic, general, Mohs and reconstructive dermatology procedures than any other event in the specialty. View the complete program and register today!
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