skin barrier

September 2021 JDD Issue | Special Focus on Aesthetics
aesthetic treatment
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
With a special focus on aesthetics, the September issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology features an outstanding editorial line-up with original articles, features and case reports on topics ranging from soft tissue fillers, non-surgical eyebrow rejuvenation, new topical treatment for keloid scars to mask use during the COVID-19 pandemic causing undesirable post-operative complications and …
Novel Therapeutics in Atopic Dermatitis
Novel Therapies Atopic Dermatitis
by Mojgan Hosseinipour, DO, FAAD on
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease. The pathogenesis of AD is complex with many mediators involved and can be broken down into 4 categories: Immune dysregulation Abnormal skin barrier Abnormal itch/scratch cycle Abnormal skin microbiome In AD, there is a breakdown in molecular control of the immune system, leading to overproduction and expressi …
Dupilumab Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Dupilumab
by Azam Qureshi, MD on
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common skin condition characterized by pruritus and occurs as a result of factors related to impaired skin barrier and immune response, as well as environmental and infectious agents. Patients with poor control on topical therapy are looking for safe and effective systemic treatments. We continue our series, Therapeutic Cheat Sheet, with a closer look at dupilumab, whic …
Patient Buzz Series: Skincare Product No-Nos
by Allison Sit on
Mistakes when using skincare products is a common theme among the articles in this month’s Patient Buzz. What happens when cleansing oils are applied to wet skin? Is bar soap good for the face? Does menthol help or hurt chapped lips? Is the sunscreen in a facial moisturizer enough to protect the skin? Be prepared for your patients’ questions, including how to use skincare products, by revie …
Skin Microbiome and Acne: Connecting the Dots
Skin Microbiome and Acne
by Mojgan Hosseinipour, DO, FAAD on
When we think about skin, a few things come to mind: protection, temperature regulation, sensation. However, there is growing interest in the microbiome of the skin. Our skin flora can be likened to an invisible ecosystem. Similar to fingerprints, it is unique to each individual. The complexity of the skin microbiome is continuing to be researched. This research is paving the way to improve our un …