Supplements in Dermatology: Assessing the Safety and Efficacy of Common Dietary Supplements

Many over-the-counter supplements available to consumers today market themselves as beneficial for skin, hair, and nail health, including a growing number of peptide-infused products. Often, dermatologists prescribe zinc, biotin, vitamin D, and other compounds as supplements to treat a variety of disorders. Designated by the Food and Drug Administration as “supplements”, they rarely undergo rigorous …

Racial Differences in Time to Treatment for Melanoma Patients

The incidence of cutaneous melanoma continues to rise as an estimated 2.3% of Americans are diagnosed with the disease per year. Research has shown that the frequency of dermatology visits can reduce adverse events, mortality, and unnecessary hospitalizations for melanoma patients. Time of detection and time to treatment are essential factors in guaranteeing the best …

Topical probiotics may restore skin microflora, decrease acne lesions

By Ingrid Torjesen / Dermatology Times Probiotics applied topically could promote a positive bacterial balance in the skin – similar to how oral probiotics increase diversity of flora in the gut – and may improve skin conditions, such as acne, say authors of a recent review published in Experimental Dermatology.1 RELATED: Leaky gut, leaky skin, or both? Few …

Growing Evidence of Increased Cancer Risk in Psoriasis Patients

Often triggered by stress, infections, and certain medications, the chronic inflammatory skin condition psoriasis affects up to 125 million patients worldwide. The skin disorder has been linked to decreased quality of life, along with an increased risk of comorbid conditions. In recent years, the association between psoriasis and risk of cancer has been controversial with …