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November 10, 2010
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News for and about dermatologic surgeons

  Healthy, Beautiful Skin 
  • Older skin needs special care to stay healthy
    As skin loses collagen and lipids with age, it becomes more susceptible to bacterial, viral and fungal infections, and wounds take longer to heal. Using nonabrasive cleansers and lipid-containing moisturizers, and drinking plenty of water, can help maintain the skin's natural defenses, dermatologist John Coppola writes in this column on aging and skin care. Daytona Beach News-Journal (Fla.)/Columns (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Men shy away from complicated skin care regimens
    The skin care industry recently introduced cleansers, scrubs and moisturizers specifically for men, but some men are skeptical, and this year's sales have been lower than last year's, according to market research firm Mintel. Some men think there is no difference between men's and women's products, but men's skin is usually thicker and products for men are more highly concentrated, said dermatologist Harold Lancer. Men also need to exfoliate first in order for other products to work effectively, Lancer says. Los Angeles Times (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Tools of the Trade 
  • Studies show azelaic acid's pathway for alleviating rosacea
    Doctors often prescribe azelaic acid to reduce inflammation in patients with rosacea, and recent studies may show how the treatment works. "Azelaic acid was shown to suppress UVB light-induced interleukin-1 beta, IL-6, and [tumor necrosis factor]-alpha mRNA expression and protein secretion, and it induces PPAR-gamma in RNA; PPAR-gamma suppresses inflammation," said researcher Dr. Julie C. Harper. Trials have shown once-daily application of 15% azelaic acid is as effective as twice-daily applications. (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sunscreen may be the culprit and the cure for dermatitis
    People who develop skin irritation after sun exposure may have an allergy to PABA or related substances in their sunscreen. Switching to a sunscreen with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide as the active ingredient may help, said dermatology professor Timothy Berger. "Aggressive sun protection might make a big difference" for patients with atopic dermatitis that flares with sun exposure, Dr. Berger said. (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Perfecting Your Practice 
  • Pediatric patients need special care
    Dermatologists who treat children should create a calm environment and explain procedures clearly and honestly, according to Dr. Brandie J. Metz. Doctors should be careful to drape young patients and position parents so that neither can see the procedure, she said. The decision of whether to use local or general anesthesia depends on the procedure as well as the age and maturity of the patient. (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  ASDS News 
  • Member-Get-A-Member Campaign
    The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery is excited to announce its Member-Get-A-Member Campaign, Aug. 15 to Dec. 31. This program gives you an exciting and rewarding opportunity to reach out to your colleagues and invite them to join the ASDS. Learn more here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • State of the Art Cosmetic and Reconstructive Anatomy Course and Cadaver Lab in Miami
    The ASDS invites you to attend the State of the Art Cosmetic and Reconstructive Anatomy Course and Cadaver Lab in Miami on Dec. 4 and 5. This educational symposium is designed to provide a comprehensive review of advanced techniques for combined treatments in cosmetic and reconstructive dermatologic surgery. Thought leaders in the fields of anatomy and dermatologic surgery will share their expertise on procedures and treatments for optimal primary and post-reconstructive cosmetic outcomes. This course provides essential knowledge for dermatologic surgeons who treat cancer patients and perform reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. This interactive, live CME activity combines lecture, discussion and a five-hour hands-on cadaver lab. Get more information here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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