Assessing Cancer Risk Associated with Immunosuppressive Therapies 

Over the past few decades, the dermatologic care of inflammatory skin conditions has been transformed through the growing use of small molecules disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and targeted biologic therapies. However, alongside the tremendous benefits offered by these therapeutic agents are concerns regarding potential adverse effects, in particular associated risks of cancer development. The controversial …

Using Zinc for the Treatment of Acne Vulgaris

As an essential nutrient, zinc supports the immune system while reducing inflammatory cytokine activity making it a potential therapeutic method for many dermatologic conditions although, it has been most widely studied in the treatment of acne vulgaris.  Prior studies have reported that zinc can decrease oil production, protect against bacterial infection, and decrease cutaneous inflammation, …

Women’s History Month: Empowering Women in Aesthetic Medicine

Female leadership remains significantly underrepresented in the aesthetic medicine industry despite continuous initiatives aimed at promoting gender equality. There is a pressing need for more strategic efforts, programs, and campaigns that empower women entering the healthcare space and encourage them to pursue careers in dermatology, plastic surgery, and other facets of medical aesthetics were female practitioners …