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Pigment Changes in Patients Treated with Targeted Anticancer Agents

pigment changes

For patients undergoing treatment with targeted anticancer agents, what is the risk of experiencing pigment changes to the skin and hair? A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology determined the incidence and risk of patients experiencing pigment changes after undergoing therapy with anticancer drugs.

Preventing Skin Problems in Newborn Babies


What is the most effective skincare routine for reducing skin problems in newborn babies? More than 50 per cent of newborns have skin problems such as diaper dermatitis, seborrheic eczema and prickly heat. This is because newborns’ skin can easily become dry, leaving the skin vulnerable. An effective newborn skincare protocol has not been established […]

New Eczema Treatment Puts Sufferers Into Remission


A new eczema treatment approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration has been shown to put chronic sufferers into remission. In a two-year trial of the drug Dupixent, some patients’ eczema completely disappeared within eight weeks.

[WEBINAR]: How to maximise the performance of your clinical team

Webinar 2 - Support staff

In this month’s webinar with our CEO Paul Elmslie, we introduced strategies on how to manage your clinical team to deliver the best support to you and your patients. What is the secret to a well-run practice that delights patients? Efficient clinical support staff are crucial in facilitating your work and maximising productivity in a fast-paced general […]

Acne Patients at Significantly Higher Risk of Major Depression


People with acne have a significantly increased risk of developing major depression, but only in the first five years after diagnosis, according to a study recently published in the British Journal of Dermatology. Canadian researchers conducted an analysis of nearly two million people and found that people with acne are at greatest risk for major […]

Unintended sunburn: the prevalence, risks and considerations

unintended sunburn

How often do people receive unintended sunburn, and how can sun protection messages be refined to target these people? Sunburn causes DNA damage to the skin, accelerates skin ageing, and increases a person’s lifetime risk of skin cancer. In fact, sustaining just five sunburns in youth increases a person’s melanoma risk by 80 per cent. […]

What is the effect of fluorouracil cream on photoageing?


What is the effect of a standard course of topical fluorouracil cream on photoageing? Photoageing – premature skin ageing caused by long-term UV exposure – is of aesthetic concern to many patients. A study in JAMA Dermatology investigated the effect of topical fluorouracil (five per cent) cream in treating the condition. The Veterans Affairs Keratinocyte […]

Is Sunscreen Effective in Preventing DNA Damage?

DNA damage

Are topical sunscreens effective in preventing UV radiation-induced DNA damage in vivo? There is strong evidence that topical sunscreens, designed to protect against UV radiation-induced erythema, decrease the amount of UVR to which the skin is exposed. However, their effectiveness in reducing UV radiation-induced DNA damage in vivo has not been well quantified.

Best Dilution of Corticosteroid to Treat Alopecia


What is the best dilution of corticosteroid in the treatment of alopecia areata in adults? A study in the Journal of Dermatological Treatment compared the clinical efficacy and safety of triamcinolone acetonide and betamethasone dipropionate injections at different concentrations in scalp and beard alopecia. Intralesional injection of triamcinolone acetonide and betamethasone dipropionate in three different […]

Is there a causal relationship between dysbiosis and atopic dermatitis?


Is there a causal relationship between dysbiosis and atopic dermatitis? A study in the British Journal of Dermatology looked at the skin microbiome in atopic dermatitis and addressed whether there is a causal relationship between dysbiosis – a microbial imbalance inside the body – and atopic dermatitis. Dysbiosis is a hallmark of atopic dermatitis, but […]