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• American Board of Dermatology
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Dermatologists are saying that new federally mandated labeling laws for sunscreens should help Americans make smarter choices when it comes to products that provide the best sun protection.
The new labels required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...Full Article
FRIDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- New labeling laws for sunscreen will help American consumers choose the product that provides the best sun protection, experts say.
The new labels must provide information about whether a sunscreen will protect against skin cancer in addition to sunburn,...Full Article
FRIDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- A gene associated with eczema in dogs has been identified, and that might one day lead to better treatments for people with the skin disease, a new study contends.
The skin of patients with eczema -- whether canine or human -- ...Full Article
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- The red in redheads' hair is thought to put them at increased risk of the dangerous skin cancer melanoma, even if they don't spend a lot of time in the sun, according to a new study.
Study co-author Dr. David Fisher and his research team first uncovered...Full Article
TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- As thousands of college students head to sunny spots for spring break, getting temporary tattoos may seem like a fun thing to do. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that they can cause blisters and permanent scarring.
While the ink used ...Full Article
THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Your odds of having acne may depend on whether the "good" strain of a particular type of bacteria lives on your skin, a new study suggests.
"People never think of wanting to have good bacteria on their skin," said lead author Huiying Li, an assistan...Full Article
THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- People who tune in to reality beauty shows on television are much more likely to use tanning lamps and to tan outdoors than those who don't watch such shows, a new study finds.
Indoor and outdoor tanning increase the risk of skin cancer, experts note....Full Article
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they have created a touch-sensitive plastic "skin" that can heal itself when torn or cut.
The synthetic skin includes a plastic polymer with molecules that can reorganize themselves and restore the structure of the material after it is...Full Article
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- New research in mice suggests that redheaded people may be more susceptible to the dangerous type of skin cancer known as melanoma, even if they don't spend a lot of time in the sun.
The findings haven't been confirmed in humans. Still, researchers d...Full Article
As dermatology has become more popular we are seeing more dermatology imposters. This is very troubling to those of us who have completed three year residency training programs and have qualified and passed our board examination. Only physicians meeting these requirements can call themselves Board... Full Post
Collagen and elastin are fibers that make up the supporting structure of the skin. Collagen gives skin its firmness while elastin keeps skin tight. Both of these fibers are plentiful in young skin and start to break down with natural aging and as a result of sun exposure.
While there are lots of collagen and... Full Post
All acne is caused by hormones. Male hormones called androgens stimulate sebaceous glands triggering a series of events that cause acne. Many adult women complain their acne flares before menstruation. This is because there are hormonal fluctuations that occur during the luteal phase of the cycle... Full Post
There are two natural dermal fillers, collagen and hyaluronic acid. Collagen based fillers were among the first in the marketplace and are used by dermatologists to fill superficial facial lines and wrinkles. The collagen fillers used today are human collagen so there is no need for skin testing and little... Full Post