Dermatology in the News

Dermatology is an ever-changing field thanks to dermatology research from practitioners and clinicians throughout the country and the world. Check back here often for dermatology research news from professional journals and organizations, such as the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses, Dermatology Nurses’ Association, American Academy of Dermatology, New England Journal of Medicine, and others. Discover the latest plastic surgery and dermatology research findings and developments and make sure that the care you provide is based on current evidence-based practice. New treatment options developed based on skin care research will be presented here, along with drug information including drug approvals, warnings, and recalls, as well as new aesthetic treatments or changes in recommendations.
  • Increased Melanoma Incidence for Pilots, Cabin Crew
    Airline pilots and cabin crew have an increased incidence of melanoma, according to a meta-analysis published online Sept. 3 in JAMA Dermatology.

  • Oral Contraceptive Equal to Antibiotics for Acne Care
    At six months, oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) are comparable to systemic antibiotics for acne management, according to a review published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

  • Pre-, Postnatal Smoke Exposure Affects Later Allergic Disease
    Exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) in utero or during infancy impacts the development of allergic disease up to adolescence, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in Pediatrics. The elevated risks related to SHS exposure in utero or during infancy were limited to early childhood for asthma and rhinitis, while the excess risk of eczema appeared greatest at later ages.
  • FDA: Acne Products Can Trigger Severe Allergic Reactions 
    Some popular over-the-counter acne treatments can cause severe irritation or even potentially life-threatening allergic reactions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. These topical products contain the active ingredients benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid and are marketed under brand names such as Proactiv, Neutrogena, MaxClarity, Oxy, Ambi, Aveeno, and Clean & Clear, the FDA said. 
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