cosmetic dermatology

Does dry shampoo work?Just as facial blotting papers are used to control facial sebum, dry shampoos are used to control scalp sebum.
What does it mean when skin is “well-hydrated?”
What does it mean when skin is “well-hydrated?”Skin hydration is an interesting term that has great consumer and scientific meaning.
What is an ultra-hydrating and therapeutic moisturizer?The terms ultra-hydrating and therapeutic, as they pertain to moisturizer formulation, are pure marketing gibberish, however they have tremendous consumer appeal.
What are sensates in moisturizers and what is their value?Sensates are substances that induce a certain sensation when applied to the skin.
When subtle isn't enoughStudies suggest that a more aggressive approach to neck tightening procedures yields better results. Patients can experience significant pain and edema from these procedures that may require prescription medications to treat. The procedures cost thousands of dollars, raising questions about whether they're worth the cost for patients.
Picking the best peelMany different types of peels are available to successfully treat a wide variety of skin conditions. Instances of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) that develop after healing of peel or laser treatments may require additional management. Attendance at workshops and use of prepackaged kits can help derms gain confidence in providing peel treatments to patients.
Advances in lasers, light sourcesLaser and light source treatments target many of the most common skin conditions that dermatologists encounter. The recent expansion in laser dermatology is both promising and exciting as the treatments available to derms and their patients continue to grow. New technologies are taking laser and light source treatments in new directions of skin structure imaging, epidermal harvesting, tissue rejuvenation, and new types of photodynamic therapies.
What are parabens?There has been recent concern about the safety of parabens as they are the most frequently used preservative in skin care products today
What are the safety concerns associated with parabens?Safety concerns over parabens arose because they mimic estrogen by binding to estrogen receptors.
Are there any safe preservatives?Providing safe products that consumers can use with confidence requires preservatives. However, the concept of preservation is not unique to skin care products.