actinic keratoses

JDD November Issue Highlights: Lasers, Light Sources, and Devices
JDD November 2020 Issue Highlights
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
The November issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology focuses on the topics of Lasers, Light Sources, and Devices, featuring an outstanding line-up of original articles. Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights The Guest Editorial by Dr. Macrene Alexiades focuses on the growing body of objective quantifiable data demonstrating time-sensitive improvemen …
Imiquimod Cream Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Imiquimod Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
by Jessica Kalen, MD on
In this month’s installment of our Therapeutic Cheat Sheet Series, we will review the topical immunomodulatory agent imiquimod. Originally approved for the treatment of external genital warts, FDA approval has expanded to include use as field therapy for actinic keratoses as well as treatment of superficial basal cell carcinomas. Here’s what you need to know about imiquimod. [caption id=" …
Management of Keloids: Beyond the Surgical Approach
Medical and Surgical Management of Keloids
by Kimberly Huerth, MD, M.Ed on
Although this may be a big assumption, I would venture to guess that training in the management of keloids has, for many residents, consisted primarily of topical and intralesional therapies—namely steroids and silicone. While steroids and silicone may be a fantastic name for a reality television show about the exciting lives of female bodybuilders, in real life it can be a pretty unimaginative …
A Primer on Chemical Peels – Part II
Chemical Peels
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
In Part II of our primer, we’ll focus on technique and aftercare.  In case you missed it, view Part I of the series where we covered the basics of chemical peels. Anesthesia Choice of anesthetic will likely depend on the depth of the peel and patient preference.  Superficial peels will likely cause only minor burning and stinging and usually require no anesthetic.  Topical anesthetics can …
A Primer on Chemical Peels – Part I
Chemical Peels
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
Chemical peeling is one of the oldest resurfacing procedures used in dermatology, and it is still the most popular.  Why the staying power?  For reasons such as, ease of use, versatility, and low cost have helped maintain chemical peels as a cornerstone of the aesthetic repertoire.  In this two-part primer, I’ll review the basics of chemical peels including agents used, techniques and potenti …