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[3 min read] Do cleansers help relieve acne?

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Do over-the-counter cleansers help relieve symptoms of acne? Over-the-counter cleansers and washers are common interventions in acne vulgaris but the clinical evidence for their benefit is poorly understood.

[3 min read] Do antihistamines help to treat atopic dermatitis?

atopic dermatitis

Do antihistamines help to treat atopic dermatitis? Antihistamines are often used to treat itchiness associated with the skin condition, even though there is a lack of evidence for their efficacy. The American Academy of Dermatology does not recommend the general use of antihistamines in the management of atopic dermatitis. However, the value of short-term sedating […]

[3 min read] Which laser therapy is best for treating melasma?


With recent research suggesting that melasma may have a vascular component, vascular-targeting lasers and light therapies may be a therapeutic option that will benefit patients who suffer from the skin condition in which brown patches appear on the face.

[WEBINAR] How to run effective team meetings in a medical practice


[WEBINAR] Do you know how to run effective team meetings in a busy medical practice? A clear communication process is essential for any clinic, as it is the key to a dynamic and coherent team structure. In this month’s webinar, our CEO Paul Elmslie shares his experiences on how to hold internal team meetings, develop […]

[3 min read] Does milk consumption affect acne?


Does consuming milk increase a person’s risk for developing acne? Acne is a common skin condition in developed countries with western diets, and the effect of milk on on the skin condition has been highly controversial. To examine the association between milk consumption and acne risk, Chinese researchers conducted a meta-analysis of available data.

[FOR SKIN CANCER SURGERY ALUMNI] Free alumni webinar: 15 November 2018

skin cancer surgery webinar

If you have completed the Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Surgery, please join us on Thursday, 15 November 2018 for a free alumni webinar with Dr Jonny Levy, with the opportunity to submit any questions you might have.

[3 min read] Are alopecia patients at risk of vitamin D deficiency?

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Do patients with alopecia areata have an increased prevalence of vitamin D deficiency? Alopecia areata is a hair follicle‐specific autoimmune disorder, and vitamin D deficiency has been associated with various autoimmune disorders for its immunomodulatory effects. However, studies have found an inconsistent association found between alopecia and vitamin D deficiency. A new study published in […]

[3 min read] Cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in adults with atopic dermatitis


Is there an association with cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in adults with atopic dermatitis? A study published in the British Journal of Dermatology examined this via a systematic review and meta-analysis. The study compared the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes for adult patients with and without atopic dermatitis by searching the PubMed, Embase […]

[WEBINAR] How to set up a successful practice ownership structure


[WEBINAR] Do you know how to set up a fair and transparent business ownership structure that considers your lifestyle and changes in your circumstances? In the webinar below, our CEO Paul Elmslie explains the key elements you need in order to support a thriving business partnership, with detailed models to assist you with fluid communication, […]

[3 min read] Stem cells for the treatment of alopecia


Managing alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia is often challenging as patients may be resistant to treatments that are currently available. The use of stem cells may be a novel option for resistant cases. A study looked at the safety and efficacy of the use of autologous bone marrow derived mononuclear cells (including stem cells) as […]