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American Academy of Dermatology Association Issues Updated Position Statement on Isotretinoin

The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) recently updated its position statement on the use of isotretinoin. The position continues to state that patient safety is dermatologists’ primary concern and that the AADA is committed to the...
22-Nov-2010 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Increased Tumor Growth Associated with Increased Delay in Seeking Skin Cancer Treatment

If detected early, nonmelanoma skin cancers (primarily basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, the two most common forms of skin cancer) can be easily treated. But when left untreated, these skin cancers can grow and even spread, causing...
12-Nov-2010 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Helping Foster Children “Carry” on to Adulthood

There is no denying that teenagers in the foster care system need special support so they can begin to develop the skills that will take them successfully into adulthood. Those with skin, hair or nail diseases may face even more challenges because...
13-Oct-2010 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Prepping for Fall Dances Shouldn’t Increase Skin Cancer Risk

Back to school means new classes, clothes and schedules, including a heavy calendar of social events. Unfortunately, many young adults, particularly young women, head to indoor tanning salons in preparation for high school and college dances in the...
6-Oct-2010 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Taking Flight to Help Children and Families in Need

What do you do when you need to feed two great passions in your life? In the case of Charlotte-based dermatologist Gary B. Slaughter, MD, FAAD, you merge your passion for flight with your passion for medicine to help children with severe medical...
5-Oct-2010 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Analysis Finds Sunscreens Containing Retinyl Palmitate Do Not Cause Skin Cancer

Despite previous concerns about the cancer-causing potential of sunscreens containing retinyl palmitate (vitamin A), an independent analysis published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology determined that there is no evidence...
10-Aug-2010 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Need a Lift? New Non-Surgical Techniques for Volume Enhancement and Loose Skin Help Rejuvenate the Aging Face

Open any beauty magazine and it seems as though all the models have full, pronounced cheeks and a firm, tight jaw line. In contrast, aging causes a loss of volume across the middle of the face, resulting in a flattened or sunken cheek structure with...
5-Aug-2010 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Shows Oral and Topical Agents Hold Promise in Preventing UV-Induced Skin Cancer

In most cases, non-melanoma skin cancers are caused by overexposure to ultraviolet radiation – the invisible rays from the sun that can burn the skin. To reduce the risk of skin cancer, dermatologists encourage the public to Be Sun Smart®,...
5-Aug-2010 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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