Category Archives: What’s New

Microneedling with CosmoPen

Most people can probably think of a million things they’d rather do than poke their skin with a series of needles, but medical professionals are actually embracing this “microneedling” as a more comfortable way, believe it or not, of collagen induction therapy or CIT.  Such therapy stimulates collagen, a supportive protein in the skin, which “plumps […]

Teledermatology is here! Now offering online visits…

Are you a college student that can’t get home easily?  Do you have trouble getting time off work?  Are you doing well but need refills on a maintenance medication?  Are you on vacation with a rash that has suddenly developed?  Do you dread sitting in your dermatologist’s waiting room? Have no fear… Teledermatology is here!  […]

Does Mole Mapping Save Lives?

The average dermatologist sees up to 10,000 patients per year. It is impossible for any medical provider to accurately remember whether any individual mole is new or has changed. If a mole is changing appearance or is a new lesion, it may be suspicious and require a biopsy to determine if it is a skin […]

Roche Drug Is First To Extend Survival Significantly

Until now, no treatment has increased survival significantly in melanoma patients with metastases – cancer cells that have spread beyond the original tumor site. Average survival for Stage III and IV patients has been about eight months. However, a Phase III controlled trial of the experimental drug RG7204 (aka PLX4032), manufactured by the Swiss drug […]

FDA Makes Changes to Sunscreen Labels

The FDA has announced significant changes to sunscreen products that will help consumers decide how to buy and use sunscreen, and allow them to more effectively protect themselves and their families from sun-induced damage. Read more

Dear Doctor Mole mapping monitors for melanoma

Mole mapping typically involves photography of the entire body. These photographs, which are saved digitally, serve as a baseline and assist the physician during a patient’s annual skin exam. It is particularly useful in monitoring people at higher risk for melanoma, including individuals with numerous moles, a history of dysplastic or atypical moles, a personal […]