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Suzanne M. Olbricht, MD, FAAD, to Assume Presidency of American Academy of Dermatology

Suzanne M. Olbricht, MD, FAAD, a Boston-based dermatologist, will begin her one-year term as president of the American Academy of Dermatology on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the conclusion of the 2018 AAD Annual Meeting in San Diego.
16-Feb-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


American Academy of Dermatology to Install New Officers and Board Members

The American Academy of Dermatology will install two new officers and four new members of its board of directors on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the conclusion of the 2018 AAD Annual Meeting in San Diego.
16-Feb-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Microneedling: Experienced Hands Can Improve the Face

Microneedling treatments can improve the appearance of large pores, fine lines and wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks, but at-home devices won’t provide the same effects as an in-office treatment from a board-certified dermatologist.
13-Feb-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Public, Researchers Demonstrate Growing Interest in Cannabis Treatment

Because cannabis has anti-inflammatory properties, there may be potential for topical cannabis to improve conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema by reducing the inflammation associated with these diseases.
13-Feb-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Research Sheds Light on Parents’ Views of Indoor Tanning

A survey of more than 1,200 parents indicates that some groups are more likely than others to have favorable attitudes toward adolescent indoor tanning, which can increase young people’s risk of developing skin cancer later in life.
13-Feb-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Cosmetic Treatment From Unqualified Providers May Result in Complications

To get the best possible results and avoid complications, those interested in cosmetic procedures should seek care from a qualified, experienced doctor like a board-certified dermatologist.
13-Feb-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Shot May Help Shield Against Shingles

Two vaccines are available to help prevent shingles, which can affect anyone who has had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine; both diseases are caused by the same virus, which stays in the body after chickenpox clears.
13-Feb-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Study Shows Increasing Incidence of Rare Skin Cancer

While it may not be as common as other skin cancers, Merkel cell carcinoma is highly aggressive and often deadly — and according to new research, it’s also becoming more common.
13-Feb-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Each individual’s skin care routine should be based on her age and her skin’s specific needs. To kick off National Healthy Skin Month, three board-certified dermatologists discuss the top skin care concerns of women in their 20s, 30s and 40s,...
1-Nov-2016 10:15 AM EDT

Facial rashes can take on many forms. Whether red, flat, bumpy and dry, or scaly, flaky and itchy, the appearance of a rash on the face can be very distressing. Even more challenging is figuring out what is causing the rash – possibly an allergy...
1-Aug-2013 8:00 AM EDT

A growing number of preadolescents are experiencing acne. Dermatologists believe an earlier onset of puberty may be to blame, causing hormones to trigger the start of acne sooner.
1-Aug-2013 8:00 AM EDT

In the past, the only treatment available for varicose veins was a type of surgery called vein stripping, which required general anesthesia and weeks of downtime. Now, dermatologists who have received additional training are using minimally invasive...
1-Aug-2013 8:00 AM EDT

For many of the more than 2 million people in the United States diagnosed annually with non-melanoma skin cancer – including basal and squamous cell carcinoma – the diagnosis may come as a welcome relief since it’s not a more serious diagnosis...
1-Aug-2013 8:00 AM EDT

Good skin care is a smart idea for everyone, but it is especially important for those who have acne and rosacea. Dermatologists recommend skin care products that keep the skin hydrated to improve the overall health and appearance of the skin,...
1-Aug-2013 8:00 AM EDT

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