August 2009 | Volume 8 | Issue 8
Background: Infrared irradiation stimulates collagen production, but histological differences in its long-term effects on type I versus type III collagen and elastin in human tissue are unclear.
Malathion is an under-recognized and under-utilized therapy for head lice and scabies largely due to misperceptions about its safety profile. Specifically, its pure form as it exists in pharmaceutica...
Ablative Fractionated CO2 Laser Resurfacing for the Neck: Prospective Study andReview of the Literature
Background: Ablative laser resurfacing of the neck has been tested with the ultrapulsed CO2, ablative Er:YAG and short pulse duration CO2 laser with mixed results in terms of efficacy and side effect...
A Split-Face, Double-Blind, Randomized and Placebo-Controlled Pilot Evaluation of a Novel Oligopeptide for the Treatment of Recalcitrant Melasma
Melasma is a cutaneous disorder associated with an overproduction of melanin by the tyrosinase enzyme. A proprietary oligopeptide (Lumixyl™) was previously shown to competitively inhibit mushroom a...
Efficacy and Tolerability of a Fixed Combination of Clindamycin Phosphate (1.2%) and Low Concentration Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%) Aqueous Gel in Moderate orSevere Acne Subpopulations
Background: Oral antibiotics are commonly prescribed for moderate or severe acne, but there may be limitations due to concerns about side effects associated with systemic treatments.
Becker’s melanosis (BM) is an uncommon cutaneous hamartoma. The classical description of the lesion is of a macular, pigmented patch found on the upper trunk, with onset at or around adolescence. ...
The Efficacy of Three Class I Topical Synthetic Corticosteroids, Fluocinonide 0.1% Cream, Clobetasol 0.05% Cream and Halobetasol 0.05% Cream: A Scholtz-Dumas Bioassay Comparison
Background: This study compared the efficacy of a novel, topical class I synthetic, 0.10% fluocinonide corticosteroid with two other class I corticosteroids and placebo for the treatment ...
Alopecia Areata Treated With Efalizumab: A Case With Significant HairRe-Growth After Long-Term Therapy
Efaluzimab has recently been described as a treatment for alopecia areata. Conflicting reports and studies have spurred discussion as to whether efaluzimab is an effective treatment of alopecia areat...
Frequency of Thromboembolic Events Associated With Thalidomide in the Non-Cancer Setting: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Thalidomide is increasingly being used due to its effectiveness in the treatment of a variety of dermatologic conditions refractory to other treatments. Although thalidomide’s side effects have bee...
Calcitriol Ointment: A Comprehensive Reviewof a New Vitamin D3 for the Long Term Management of Psoriasis
Funding for the supplement provided by Galderma Laboratories, L.P.....