Men underrepresented in clinical trials of laser hair removal, review finds
“Clinicians should emphasize inclusivity in future laser hair removal clinical trials and include outcomes by sex,” one of the investigators said...
Picosecond laser applications continue to expand
“In 2023, we’re better than we’ve ever been in terms of our ability to safely and effectively improve melasma,” Dr. Paul M. Friedman said.
Papular Reticulated Rash
An otherwise healthy 22-year-old woman presented with a painful eruption with burning and pruritus that had been slowly worsening as it spread...
Gray hair and aging: Could ‘stuck’ stem cells be to blame?
New evidence points to a cycle wherein undifferentiated stem cells mature to perform their hair-coloring duties and then transform back to their...
Best practices document outlines genitourinary applications of lasers and energy-based devices
One research firm estimated that the global women’s health and wellness market is valued at more than $31 billion globally.
Optimal Skin Care for Aesthetic Patients: Topical Products to Restore and Maintain Healthy Skin
A daily skin care regimen using topical products is essential for individuals who want to acquire and maintain healthy skin or protect their “...
News from the FDA/CDC
FDA approves injectable treatment for cheek lines, wrinkles
PLLA-SCA is indicated for use in people with healthy immune systems for correcting shallow-to-deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies, fine...
Could combining topical antioxidants with a nonablative laser prevent acne scars?
“If we can prevent or treat PIH, we may be able to prevent scarring,” Dr. Jill S. Waibel said.
Branding tattoo removal helps sex trafficking survivor close door on painful past
One "stain" from her sex trafficking past remained: The name of her trafficker was tattooed on her skin.
Small study finds IPL-radiofrequency combination effective for dry eye disease
In the study of 11 patients, meibomian gland expression and meibum quality improved in all eyelids after treatment.
Ten-year analysis finds relatively low complication rate from fractional resurfacing lasers
“Today, ablative and nonablative fractional resurfacing lasers are used for a broad range of indications,” Dr. David A. Hashemi said.
From the Journals
Poor representation of patients with darker skin phototypes in laser and light device studies
Analysis of skin phototypes reveals discrepancy in representation in cosmetic dermatology research.