Cosmetic concerns are important to many of our patients. Among the difficulties faced by consumers is the blitz of advertising of new and presumably revolutionary products that can rejuvenate and preserve the youthful appearance of the skin. Many products make what sound like medical claims about the efficacy of these agents. Norman Levine, M.D., asked Zoe Draelos, M.D., the foremost authority on this subject, to discuss these issues with us.
The landscape of dermatology is rapidly changing and every practicing dermatolo-gist will almost certainly be affected. Dermatology Times asked Dirk Elston, M.D., president of the American Academy of Dermatology, to address some of these issues so that we may all have a better idea of what lies ahead for our specialty.