Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology

DEC 2017

An evidence-based, peer-reviewed journal for practicing clinicians in the field of dermatology

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JCAD JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND AESTHETIC DERMATOLOGY December 2017 • Volume 10 • Number 12 52 DERMTECH ANNOUNCES JAMA DERMATOLOGY PUBLICATION HIGH- LIGHTING THE PLA UTILITY DermTech, Inc., the global leader in non- invasive molecular dermatology, announced the publication of a Letter to the Editor by Dr. Maria Childs, in JAMA Dermatology (December 2017) titled "Noninvasive Gene Expression Testing in Amelanotic Melanoma." The publication highlights the utility of DermTech's noninvasive gene-expression test, the Pigmented Lesion Assay (PLA), in even more difficult to diagnose amelanotic melanomas. * For more information: https://www.businesswire.com/news/ home/20171214005338/en/DermTech-An- nounces-JAMA-Dermatology-Publication-High- lighting-PLA CAN APPS DETECT SKIN CANCER? DERMATOLOGISTS WARY There are many apps that allow people to take a picture of their skin and determine if they have skin conditions such as melanoma. However, dermatologists note that the apps can frequently misdiagnose—backed up by a 2013 article published in JAMA Dermatology—which found that apps like these missed 30 percent or more of skin lesions. Dermatologists recommend in-person visits to ensure the correct diagnosis. * For more information: http://www. sun-sentinel.com/health/fl-reg-fau-melanoma- app-20171205-story.html DERMATOLOGY DEVICES MARKET ESTIMATED TO BE VALUED AT $5.308 BILLION BY 2026 Growth of the global dermatology devices market is primarily driven by increasing prevalence of skin problems, including acne leading to scars, growing demand for at-home devices, and significant increase in noninvasive liposuction procedures, along with a growing obese population. The global market for dermatology devices is expected to witness significant growth in terms of value owing to an increasing aesthetic awareness, increasing fashion consciousness, and the growing demand for noninvasive cosmetic correction procedures. * For more information: https:// industrytoday.co.uk/health_and_safety/ dermatology-devices-market-estimated-to-be- valued-at-us--5-307-6-mn-by-2026 AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY: HOW TO CARE FOR CHILDREN WITH CHICKENPOX Although the incidence of chickenpox has declined significantly since the development of the vaccine, there are still children who develop the condition every year, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology. "The best way to prevent chickenpox is to get the vaccine," said board-certified pediatric dermatologist Sheila Fallon Friedlander, MD, FAAD, a professor of pediatrics and dermatology at the University of California San Diego. "However, if your child still gets chickenpox, there are many ways to relieve his or her symptoms and prevent skin infections." Check out the AAD guidelines by visiting link below. * For more information: https://www. ptcommunity.com/wire/how-care-children- chickenpox-american-academy-dermatology RACIAL MINORITIES LESS LIKELY TO SEE A DOCTOR FOR PSORIASIS Despite the fact that their disease might be more severe, a new study shows minorities are less likely than white Americans to see a doctor for psoriasis treatment. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that black, Asian, and other non-Hispanic minorities are about 40-percent less likely to see a dermatologist for psoriasis than white patients. * For more information: https://www. pennmedicine.org/news/news-releases/2017/ december/racial-minorities-less-likely-to-see-a- doctor-for-psoriasis TRUDERM EXPANDS MEDICAL STAFF IN ADVANCE OF FEBRUARY OPENING OF NEW DERMATOLOGY CENTER TruDerm, a full-service medical and cosmetic dermatology center located at Watters Creek in Allen, Texas, announced the addition of Jenna Ruman, physician assistant, to their medical staff. Ruman joins Dr. Bryan Lowery as a key member of the TruDerm Watters Creek medical staff. "I am excited to join Dr. Lowery and the TruDerm team. Their patient-centered approach ensures each patient receives the highest quality care along with a focus on the needs of the individual," Ruman said. "At the end of the day, our job is to help each patient look their best, which in turn creates self-confidence." * For more information: http://www. prweb.com/releases/2017/12/prweb15005513. htm EXPERT NYC DERMATOLOGIST INTRODUCES BREAKTHROUGH RF MICRONEEDLING TREATMENT IN MANHATTAN The demand for noninvasive alternatives to cosmetic surgery has grown exponentially in the last few years and is projected to continue growing for the next five years. Among the fastest growing treatments is microneedling—a minimally invasive treatment that triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin by creating tiny punctures in the top layer of the NEWS & TRENDS Exploring the internet for the latest reports on research, products, and trends in dermatology J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2017;10(12):52–54 In the digital edition, click * to read the full article online

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