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COMBO PACK ONE-TWO PUNCH AGAINST ACNE

Posted by 04.28.16

New guidelines from the Academy of Dermatology (AAD) suggest that combination treatments are the best way to treat acne – and prevent it from coming back.

The list of recommended treatments today includes topical therapy, antibiotics, isotretinoin and oral contraceptives. Antibiotics should be used with topical therapy for mild-to-moderate acne, and topicals should be being continued once the antibiotic course is complete, the AAD suggests. What’s more topical medications, such as retinoids and benzoyl peroxide, also may be combined for maximum results.

The guidelines are published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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MEET TINA ALSTER, MD: WASHINGTON, DC LASER DERMATOLOGIST

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Posted by 06.14.15

Washington DC-based laser dermatologist Tina Alster, MD, is a true Renaissance woman.  A pioneer in laser dermatology, Alster broke through the glass ceiling early on to claim her place in a field largely dominated by male engineers and scientists.  She founded The Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in 1990, as the first private practice in the world exclusively dedicated to the development and delivery of advanced laser skin treatments, and has also launched W for Men, an offshoot that focuses solely on male skin care. Most recently she opened a new facility in Chevy Chase, Maryland where dermatologists Rebecca Kazin and Elizabeth Tanzi treat patients.

Alster has been l

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GOING GREEN: ARTICHOKE EXTRACT MAY BE THE NEXT WUNDERKIND IN SKIN CARE

Posted by 04.02.15

Every year or so new botanicals take center stage in the skin care world as having unique properties, such as anti-aging, anti-acne, skin brightening and more.  The emerging hot properties in topical skin care coming from the garden and your the kitchen may be artichokes and mushrooms.

Extracts from artichokes and snow mushrooms may help turn back the hands of time, according to two new studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in San Francisco.

And these natural ingredients may soon be finding their way into skin care products and cosmeceuticals. “You won’t have to wait too long,” teases lead study author Frauke Neuser, PhD, a principal scie

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DAMAGE CONTROL: SKINCEUTICALS TAKES ON SUN AND POLLUTION

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Posted by 03.31.15

The annual meeting American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) is a see-and-be-seen scene. It is here that doctors and companies from across the map choose to launch or update their anti-aging skin care lines – citing new delivery systems, science and or other innovations that make their products the must have for all youth seekers.

And Julie Woodward, MD, chief of oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery service at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, would pit Skinceuticals antioxidant-based products against any one of them.

Speaking with influential beauty bloggers and members of the media at a breakfast held during the 2015 AAD meeting in San Francisco, CA, Woodward extolled t

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