“Our findings highlight the substantial effect that benign hyperpigmentation has on quality of life as measured by the amount of time and money patients are willing to give up to rid themselves of disease,” said corresponding author Dr. Neelam Vashi.
New research shows using sunscreen does not prevent vitamin D production. Vitamin D, which is vital for bone health, is produced by the skin in response to UVR from sunlight. In addition to being the main source of vitamin D, UVR is a known cause of skin cancer.
“Our technology allows us to scan tissue quickly, and when we see a suspicious or abnormal cell structure, we can perform ultra-precise surgery and selectively treat the unwanted or diseased structure within the tissue—without cutting into the skin,” said Yimei Huang, co-lead author of the study
Dermatologists suggest seeking shade, wearing protective clothing and applying water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. A recent survey conducted by the AAD found that individuals are applying sunscreen incorrectly leaving them vulnerable to the sun’s dangerous UV rays.
The rationale behind the investigation was that ESWT—using an acoustic system to stimulate
tissue regeneration—has been previously shown to speed wound healing. This led researchers to wonder if it might also reduce scarring.
A large new study has evaluated the risk of infection associated with various biologic therapies for patients with psoriasis finding that there was a significantly decreased risk with certain medications.