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JDD Issue Highlights | November 2021 | Special Focus: Lasers, Lights Sources, and Devices

With a special focus on lasers, light sources, and devices, the November issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology features an outstanding line up of editorials and original articles on topics ranging from deoxycholic acid (ATX-101) for fat reduction,  treating molluscum contagiosum, skincare for neonates and infants, laser in the treatment of granulomas on the nose, and everything in between! Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights:

Based on online survey data, guidelines for device usage are provided in Optimizing Outcomes With the 1550/1927 nm Dual Wavelength Non-Ablative Fractional Laser: Experienced User Recommendations

Laser in the Treatment of Granulomas on the Nose Produced by Polymethyl-methacrylate: A Case Series evaluates the results of a study focusing on this procedure at a private clinic.   

Deoxycholic Acid (ATX-101) for Fat Reduction reviews the pharmacology, mechanism of action, clinical effects, and adverse effects of this injectable drug.

Authors evaluate a combined treatment method in Single-Center, Prospective, Double-Blind, Evaluator-Blind, non-Randomized, Vehicle-Controlled Trial With a 1927 nm Non-Ablative Fractionated Laser and Topical 0.05% Tretinoin Lotion for Facial Dyspigmentation and Photodamage

Therapeutic Approaches and Special Considerations for Treating Molluscum Contagiosum provides practitioners with an overview of the most common options for addressing this condition.

Authors aim to demonstrate patients’ improvements in An Open-Label Pilot Study to Investigate Safety and Efficacy of Fixed Combination Tazarotene 0.045% and Halobetasol Propionate 0.01% Lotion for the Treatment of Scalp Psoriasis

The Importance of Skincare for Neonates and Infants: An Algorithm discusses the frequency and type of treatment that best maintains protective skin barrier.

 Recommendations for Using Over-the-Counter Products as Adjunctive Acne Care in Asian Phototypes: Improving Treatment Outcomes and Managing Side Effects concludes that skincare such as cleansers and moisturizers may reduce dryness or irritation.

Patient-Reported Disease Burden and Unmet Therapeutic Needs in Atopic Dermatitis seeks to characterize patient-reported experience with this skin disease for which treatment options are of variable effectiveness.

Effectiveness and Safety of Calcium Hydroxylapatite With Lidocaine for Improving Jawline Contour explores results from a control group that received this injection.

Aminolevulinic Acid 20% Solution Combined With Photodynamic Therapy for Treatment of Actinic Keratoses: A Review aims to prove that patients using this method should receive thorough education on the process.

An Overview of Biologics for Psoriasis provides a table evaluating data on available treatment options.

Examining Trends in Dermatology Publications: A 10-Year Follow-up compares articles published in 1993-2007 versus 2008-2017.

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