A new study examines dermal injections and their impact on skin aging
If you get cold sores, you’re not alone. In fact, more than half of Americans ages 14 to 49 carry the virus that causes them, with the virus staying in the body after the sores clear. While common, this Valentine’s…
Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting nearly 50 million Americans each year, with symptoms usually beginning in puberty.
Sharks differ from other fish in many ways, including an apparently remarkable ability to heal from wounds, according to reports of sharks recovering from injuries sustained in the wild. While this healing ability has not yet been documented in controlled laboratory conditions, some of the chemical compounds found in shark skin may have significant biomedical potential.
Social media platforms are rife with skin care advice from a variety of sources, which can make it difficult to know how to approach the recommendations you find online. In recognition of National Healthy Skin Month this November, board-certified dermatologists are spotlighting unsafe skin care trends that they see on social media and elsewhere to help you keep your skin looking its best.
In August 2022, a New York Times article highlighted an off-label use of a drug that remedies a type of hair loss. The subsequent media attention led to a surge in interest in the drug known as Minoxidil. Researchers at the George Washington University surveyed pharmacies in the Washington, Maryland and Virginia metro area and found shortages in thirty day supplies of the drug.
People living with Ichthyosis – a rare disorder with symptoms including dry, scaly patches of skin – may be at higher risk for mental health conditions like depression and anxiety, a new study finds. Researchers at Yale School of Medicine…
Sunscreen is important, says Dr. Ivan Litvinov, but it is also the least effective way to protect your skin when compared to sun protective clothing and sun avoidance
Up to 15 percent of children and five percent of adults are affected by the chronic inflammatory skin disease atopic dermatitis. Despite advanced therapy measures, the severe itching and eczema, especially on the elbows or knees, cause great distress to the patients.
Adults with atopic dermatitis (AD) have a 34 percent increased risk of developing new-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) compared with individuals who do not have the skin condition, and children have a 44 percent increased risk, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
On Friday, Jimmy Buffett passed away after fighting Merkel Cell Skin Cancer for four years. Merkel Cell Carcinoma is an aggressive form of skin cancer. While MCC is rare, cancer records indicate that more people are developing this skin cancer than…
With the increase in outdoor activities during the summer, a UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer specialist reminds you to protect your skin from sun damage.
It’s no secret that artificial intelligence technology is quickly evolving, with some apps claiming to be able to diagnose skin conditions and diseases. This week, TODAY highlighted how artificial technology is affecting health care. The American Academy of Dermatology supports…
The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology remains the top peer-reviewed journal in its field, according to the 2022 journal impact factor rankings recently published by Clarivate’s Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Web of Science Group.
While rheumatic diseases typically affect the joints, muscles, or ligaments, the first signs of a problem may appear on the skin. A UT Southwestern physician who specializes in rheumatology says it’s essential to know what to look for.
Human skin cells provided by Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D., director of the Wound Healing and Regenerative Medicine Research Program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, were launched to the International Space Station for advanced testing as part of a research voyage by CUTISS, a Swiss life sciences company.
Psoriasis and eczema affect men and women differently, with women needing to take extra precautions when considering treatments if they’re planning for pregnancy.
New research shows that as wildfires are increasing in frequency, intensity and extent, and affecting air quality across the U.S., they are having a detrimental effect on people with and without skin conditions.
Notalgia paresthetica is a common and underdiagnosed condition characterized by a persistent itch in the upper back. To date, there are no FDA-approved treatments specifically targeting this disorder. But a new study, published in the NEJM, suggests that patients with the disorder could potentially get relief with oral difelikefalin.
New biomarkers to improve skin cancer detection and avoid delays in treatment are being developed by researchers at the University of South Australia.
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has released Continuing Medical Education (CME) for dermatologists and nephrologists to help them learn more about clinical trials for lupus patients in their treatment areas and the importance of getting more of African American/Black patients enrolled.
Hand eczema is one of the most common forms of eczema, causing dry, itchy, and irritated skin affecting the whole hand, including the fingers. This skin condition can negatively impact a person’s quality of life because we use our hands often. In recognition of Eczema Awareness Month in October, board-certified dermatologists share information about the causes of hand eczema and how it can be treated to keep the condition from worsening.
Two recent UC Davis studies reveal how skin forms differently across different areas of the body from the face and underarms to the palms of our hands and feet. By profiling the changes in skin, researchers found that the differences have a direct impact for how various skin diseases form across the body.
Apremilast (brand name Otezla) has helped psoriasis patients achieve clearer skin and ease the symptoms of their psoriatic arthritis. Now, new data from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania shows it could also help people with psoriasis shed unhealthy body fat and therefore improve cardiovascular health, a well-known vulnerability for those with psoriasis.
As federal health officials race to contain the monkeypox outbreak, the American Academy of Dermatology and the International League of Dermatologic Societies have launched a comprehensive monkeypox registry so that health professionals can share data on the skin symptoms of…
In early experiments, Jianjun Guan and his team found that after applying a single dose of their wound dressing into wounds in young diabetic mice, the wounds completely closed at day 14. Wounds that were treated only with the hydrogel or were untreated were reduced to roughly half of their original size.
Bringing home a new baby is a joyous time for any parent. For first time parents, bringing home a new baby can unlock a wide range of emotions—from excitement to nervousness. As you adjust to parenthood, you’ll notice that your baby has the softest skin, however, you may notice scaly, greasy patches develop on their scalp.
Do leaves of three make you itchy? A Penn State Health dermatologist talks about poison ivy – how to avoid it and how to treat the rash.
Dr. Scott Elman is a Harvard-trained dermatologist in the Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Health System. Why do we sweat? (miami.edu) Dr. Scott Elman, MD – Miami, FL – Dermatology –…
Stress is a part of life. Whether your stressors are small or large, they can impact both your mental and physical well-being.
Monkeypox cases are on the rise, leading the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to recommend that people seek medical care immediately if they develop a new, unexplained skin rash or lesion on any part of their body that they…
How to choose the best—and safest—sunscreen for your child. Fun in the sun is a year-round activity in Southern California. But all that sunshine means it’s critical to protect your child (and yourself) from the sun’s harmful rays. “One or more blistering sunburns in childhood can more than double your chances of developing melanoma later on,” says Minnelly Luu, MD, a pediatric dermatologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Jack S. Resneck Jr., MD, was inaugurated today as the 177th president of the American Medical Association (AMA). Resneck is a dermatologist, professor and vice-chair of the Department of Dermatology at UC San Francisco. Following a year-long term as president-elect of the nation’s premier physician organization, Resneck today assumed the office of AMA president.
The claim that the available COVID-19 vaccines are behind the monkeypox outbreak, and that monkeypox is basically shingles, which they claim is a side effect of the vaccines, is entirely false.
The American Academy of Dermatology highlights the importance of regular skin self-exams during National Healthy Skin Month this November. These exams help catch serious conditions early when they are most treatable. Research shows nearly one in four Americans have skin disease. Skin cancer remains the most common cancer in the United States with an estimated 9,500 people diagnosed every day.
Bringing home a new baby is a time of joy and excitement. However, caring for them can be overwhelming — even for experienced parents. Fortunately, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say five simple tips can help make caring for babies’ delicate skin, hair and nails easier and less intimidating.
Statement from AADA President Kenneth J. Tomecki, MD, FAAD
Researchers led by George Sen, PhD, associate professor of dermatology and cellular and molecular medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine, have identified the master regulator controlling the expression of genes regulating how the epidermis attaches to the underlying…
As temperatures remain high across the country, removing unwanted body hair is still top of mind for many; however, shaving may have started to feel tedious. Fortunately, there are options besides shaving or waxing. According to board-certified dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, people can dissolve unwanted hair using products called depilatories. These are creams, lotions and gels that are applied to the skin, and the results can last longer than shaving.
With so many skin care products available, including cleansers, moisturizers and cosmetics, it can be difficult to know which products to choose. While understanding your skin type can help you choose products formulated for your skin, it’s still possible that you’ll end up with a product that irritates your skin. Sometimes, a skin care ingredient, such as one of the preservatives, can trigger a condition called allergic contact dermatitis, which can cause your skin to become red, itchy and swollen.
On behalf of the American Academy of Dermatology, I encourage the International Swimming Federation to allow Olympic athletes to use swimming caps that are designed for the unique properties of voluminous curly and tightly coiled hair as well as cover and protect this hair type from damage.
What The Study Did: In this analysis of the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey, gender-affirming hair removal procedures were associated with lower odds of past-month severe psychological distress, past-year smoking and past-year suicidal ideation. Authors: Michelle S. Lee, B.A., of Harvard…
The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology is the top peer-reviewed journal in its field, according to the 2020 impact factor rankings recently published by Clarivate’s Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Web of Science Group.
Combining chemotherapy and BRAF oncogene inhibitors is a very effective strategy for fighting metastatic melanoma, the leading cause of death from skin cancer in the world. This has been demonstrated in a study by researchers from the Hospital del Mar…
Hair dye, perfume, jewellery. Beautifying to most, but for some they are equivalent to rashes, irritation and reduced quality of life. Together with hay fever and food allergies, allergic contact dermatitis due to exposure to e.g. nickel and perfume ingredients…
Scientists at the University of Groningen have trained an Artificial Intelligence system to recognize a specific pattern in skin biopsies of patients with the blistering disease epidermolysis bullosa acquisita. The pattern is characteristic of a specific variant of the disease…
Johns Hopkins Medicine study uncovers enzyme inhibitor that boosts immune system to fight MRSA and other dangerous skin infections
BOSTON – A skin pigmentation mechanism that can darken the color of human skin as a natural defense against ultraviolet (UV)-associated cancers has been discovered by scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Mediating the biological process is an enzyme, NNT,…
The start of summer means more tank tops and shorts, and for some people, a pesky new skin condition they may not have noticed before. Keratosis pilaris causes tiny, rough feeling bumps to appear on the skin, most often on the upper arms and thighs. According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, this common and harmless skin condition affects people of all ages and races and occurs when dead skin cells clog the pores.
Diet rich in sugar and fat leads to disruption in the gut’s microbial culture and contributes to inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis. Research shows that switching to a more balanced diet restores the gut’s health and suppresses inflammation.