Peptides in Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology

Few therapies are gaining as much clinical credibility, growing popularity, and increasing relevance as peptides: now utilized and applied in numerous therapeutic areas including chronic inflammatory disease, various autoimmune disorders, age-related conditions, and now clinical & aesthetic dermatology—expected to surpass $25 billion by 2018, in a rapidly expanding and cutting-edge market. What are peptides? As …

Understanding the Clean Skincare Movement

In early September of this year, the global market watchdog company Technavio released an extensive research analysis: estimating that the global professional skincare market will leap by 7% between 2018-2022. One of the major trends leading the skincare industry forward includes a continuous increase in demand for clean skincare products and treatments. Several other industry experts …

How to Improve Patient Compliance

While adherence has been studied in several different areas of medicine, there are fewer published articles regarding adherence in dermatology. Moreover, adherence to topical therapy is difficult to quantify and measure reliably; yet a small number of studies have demonstrated that dermatology patients have low adherence rates to treatment regimens—in part due to ‘socioeconomic, cognitive, …

Anti-Aging Skin Benefits of Red Light Therapy

A therapeutic technique that utilizes low-level wavelengths of light to treat skin issues—including wrinkles, scars, and other conditions & persistent wounds—red light therapy (RLT) was originally used by scientists to help grow plants in space, as researchers initially found that intense light from red light-emitting diodes (LEDs) helped promote growth and photosynthesis of plant cells. …