The Impact of Skin Conditions on Mental Health

A recent article in Metro begins with the sentence “When we’re living in a society obsessed with Instagram, it’s no surprise most of us crave flawless skin.” Yet for those diagnosed with chronic skin conditions, the ideal is not only unattainable—it can also be detrimental to emotional wellbeing and mental health. The discomfort that stems …

Melanocortin 1 Receptor Variants as a Risk for Melanoma

Recently published findings in JAMA Dermatology explore the role of MC1R in melanoma risk, and whether it contributes differently to the skin cancer risk factors in males and females. MC1R, the melanocortin 1 receptor, is one of the key proteins involved in regulating mammalian skin and hair color: controlling the type of melanin being produced—and …

Can Diet Help in Psoriasis?

The Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation has recently published a systematic literature review in JAMA Dermatology, with findings that indicate the efficacy and benefits of dietary weight loss—coupled with a hypocaloric diet—for overweight and obese patients with psoriasis. The recommendations further suggest that overweight or obese patients with psoriatic arthritis may benefit from …

An Update in Noninvasive Body Contouring Techniques

Most experts and clinicians consider noninvasive body contouring to be the most rapidly growing area of cosmetic dermatology. Through the uses of specific technologies to optimize the definition, smoothness, and shape of the human body—in a both safe and effective manner—there are currently 4 leading modalities utilized for noninvasive body contouring: cryolipolysis, radio frequency (RF), …

Meeting Highlights – Day 4: Sunday, March 4, 2018

Combinations in Aesthetics Susan H. Weinkle, MD Dr. Weinkle shared some of her favorite combinations in aesthetics during the aesthetic innovation symposium.  First, Dr. Weinkle encouraged symposium attendees to address the outer envelope of patients, in that all patients should use a retinoid or retinol and a daily sunscreen to protect against both ultraviolet and …