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Two New Psoriasis Guidelines Address Comorbidities, Biologic Treatment

The American Academy of Dermatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation's two new psoriasis guidelines, which address comorbidities and biologics, were published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology on Feb. 13.
13-Feb-2019 3:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

How to trim your nails

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology are advising the public about a simple yet important self-care routine: nail grooming. Not only do short, well-manicured nails look great, they say, they are...
12-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

How to Prevent Common Skin Infections at the Gym

As more people flock to the gym for their New Year’s resolutions, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology are offering words of caution for gym members. While working out has many benefits, including weight control, disease...
8-Jan-2019 9:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, dirty makeup brushes can wreak havoc on the skin. In addition to collecting product residue, dirt and oil, makeup brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria. This could compromise...
11-Dec-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Dermatologists Debunk Common Misconceptions About Laser Hair Removal

When performed by a doctor, laser hair removal is a safe, effective and permanent solution for removing unwanted face and body hair. This clinically tested, FDA-approved treatment has been around since the mid-1990s and is a very common procedure...
26-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Dermatologists Urge Consumers to Treat Acne Early

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually. However, despite its prevalence, accurate information about acne can be scarce. Many teenagers and young adults believe that they have to let...
13-Nov-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

American Academy of Dermatology Releases Guidelines for Melanoma Treatment

The American Academy of Dermatology’s “Guidelines of care for the management of primary cutaneous melanoma" outline best practices for treatment of the disease. Developed by an expert work group, the guidelines are based on the latest available...
30-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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More Than $41,000 Raised for Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Through “Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ - Chicago”

On Sat., Sept. 29, more than 200 dermatologists, skin cancer survivors and their families and friends hiked four miles at Busse Woods to tell “Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!” Together, they raised more than $41,000 for SPOT Skin Cancer™ to benefit...
10-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Act Your Age When It Comes to Skin Care

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

Saving Face: Dermatologists Helping Patients Identify Source of Facial Allergic Contact Dermatitis

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

Acne Comes of Age Earlier

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

Dermatologists Have a Leg Up on Newer Minimally Invasive Treatments for Leg Veins

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

Dermatologists Urge the Public to Take Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Diagnosis Seriously

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

Proper Skin Care Lays the Foundation for Successful Acne and Rosacea Treatment

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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Headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology, founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 19,000 physicians worldwide, the AAD is committed to advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails. For more information, contact the AAD at (888) 462-DERM (3376) or aad.org. Follow the AAD on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology), Twitter (@AADskin), Instagram (@AADskin1) and YouTube (AcademyofDermatology).

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