Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Home News Page 12

News

Dermatology news, research, and updates

Understanding Your Skin Care Products’ pH

Initiating an effective face care routine requires understanding your skin’s pH levels. pH has now become a common lexicon in the beauty...

Is a Dermatoscope Necessary When Diagnosing Melanoma?

Dermatoscope, a small examination tool that magnifies the appearance of skin lesions, can increase diagnostic accuracy of melanoma, according to Cochrane, a...

New Med Spa Trend Causes Cold Burns Among Other Ailments

Whole-body cryotherapy (WBC), the futuristic-sounding medical spa trend has been embraced by swanky and hipster areas across the country. However, the procedure isn’t approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and a recent case report found that the technique can cause cold burns. Whole-body cryotherapy is a “super-cooling” process requiring the client to stand in a chamber where their legs and torso are exposed to exposed to temperatures as low as negative 200 or 300 degrees Fahrenheit. The icy temperatures are generated by liquid nitrogen, and med spas with WBC services claim that the procedure can alleviate or cure a number of conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, asthma, and Alzheimer’s. However, the FDA has explained that WBC has yet to demonstrate any conclusive benefits. On...

Why Have Prices for Dermatologic Drugs Skyrocketed?

The prices for dermatologic generic drugs are soaring, and over the last ten years they have increased faster than inflation rates, reimbursement,...

High Rates of Suicide Among Patients with Atopic Dermatitis

Patients with atopic dermatitis are much more likely to contemplate and commit suicide than people without the skin condition, according to a study recently...

What’s Dermatology’s Role in the Opioid Crisis?

A study evaluating dermatologists’ participation in the opioid crisis has found that between 3,877 and 7,602 patients who were prescribed opioids by dermatologists continue...

What’s the Final Word on Sunscreen?

There’s a wide spectrum of opinions when it comes to proper sunscreen practices. A recent survey published in Cutis put doubts and debates on sunscreen to...

Underdiagnosed Rosacea Common Among Patients of Color

Patients with darker skin tones have lower rates of being diagnosed with rosacea than white patients even though they’re just as susceptible...

Upstate New York Dermatology Practice Allegedly Submitted $811,000 in False Medicaid Claims

Dermatology Associates of Central New York has been ordered to pay approximately $811,200 for submitting Medicaid, Medicare, and TRICARE claims that were...

Understanding the Link Between Rosacea and Other Physical and Psychological Conditions

There is strong evidence suggesting that rosacea is associated with a wide range of psychological issues, cardiovascular problems, and gastrointestinal disorders, according...

Recent Posts