Advances in Melanoma Treatment and Prognosis

The most dangerous type of skin cancer, melanoma, can be entirely curable if caught and treated early. However, once it has become metastatic, the average five-year survival rate drops down to between 15 and 20%. Previously, patients with a late stage melanoma diagnosis faced poor outcomes and very low survival rates. A melanoma diagnosis used …

Platelet-Rich Plasma for Melasma Treatment

Occurring more frequently in women of reproductive age, the common dermatologic condition melasma is estimated to affect between 15% and 50% of pregnant women. According to data from the American Academy of Dermatology, 90% of melasma patients are women. While for some individuals the condition can disappear on its own, many patients find melasma to …

Latest Clinical Practice Guidelines for Psoriasis Phototherapy Treatment 

Out of the estimated 125 million individuals suffering from psoriasis worldwide, many may be capable of sufficiently managing the condition with the use of topical prescriptions alone. However, in the case of nearly 25% of patients these methods do not suffice – often, disease severity necessitates alternative options, including systemic and biologic treatments. These interventions are …

Integrating Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapies into Aesthetic Medicine

Currently rapidly growing in popularity, bioidentical hormones have been proven to decrease and prevent the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease, osteoporosis, heart disease, and other illnesses associated with the aging process. Although bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is not a conventional dermatological service offering, it has proven beneficial to practices who incorporate it. California-based dermatologist Ronald …