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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

ASDS: Percentage of Us Wanting Cosmetic Surgery Doubled Since 2013

Nearly 70 percent of consumers now say they are thinking about getting a cosmetic treatment, according to survey data released by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). The ASDS Cons…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, Neutrogena

Survey: Despite Knowledge, Parents Don’t Drive Kids’ Sunscreen Use

According to a new Neutrogena Survey conducted online by Harris Poll, more than 4 in 5 parents of children under 18 years old say their children do not wear sunscreen on a daily basis -- despite over…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Sciton

Sciton Rewards Consumer in New Sweepstakes

 Consumers can win $1,000 towards one of several Sciton treatments including Halo, BBL, Contour TRL, and diVa Laser Vaginal Therapy as part of an ongoing national sweepstakes. The&…

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Monday, June 26, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Study Tallies Adverse Events Reported to FDA for Cosmetics

There were 5,144 adverse events reported to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for cosmetics and personal care products from 2004 to 2016, an average of 396 events per year, according to a new …

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Monday, June 26, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com

Thumbs Down for Neothetics, Inc.’s LIPO-202; Stock Plummets

Neothetics, Inc.’s LIPO-202 for the reduction of submental subcutaneous fat failed to demonstrate improvement on any efficacy measurements or separation from placebo in a Phase 2 proof-of-c…

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Friday, June 23, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, PracticalDermatology.com, Product Launches and Updates, Tattoo

Wontech’s Pico Laser Gets FDA Nod

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared WONTECH’s picosecond laser device for tattoo removal. PICOCARE removes tattoos in various colors in less time with 1064nm, 532nm, 595nm, an…

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 | Healthcare Trends

Senate Unveils Health Care Proposal

The newly unveiled Senate Republican leadership’s health care proposal, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, would roll back much of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). According to me…

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Product Launches and Updates

Stratpharma AG’s Wound Care Products Come to the US

Stratpharma’s wound care and scar management portfolio is now available in the US, according to Stratpharma Inc. USA, a U.S. subsidiary of Stratpharma AG, the Swiss company. The portfoli…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance

FDA Approves New Antibiotic for Skin Infections

The FDA has approved Melinta Therapeutics' Baxdela (delafloxacin) for adults for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) caused by susceptible bacteria. Baxdel…

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Monday, June 19, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, Eczema

CARD11 Mutations May Lead to AD

Researchers have identified mutations in a gene called CARD11 that may lead to atopic dermatitis. Their findings, reported in Nature Genetics, also suggest that some of these defects…

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Monday, June 19, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Study Findings Cast Doubt on Link Between Eczema and Cardiovascular Disease

Despite recent findings to the contrary, a new study in the British Journal of Dermatology has found that eczema is likely not associated with an increase in cardiovascular risk factors or diseases. …

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Thursday, June 15, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Bayer, Skin Cancer Foundation

Coppertone Whips Up Excitement About New Sunscreen Line

Coppertone is going all out to launch their new Whipped line, available in both CLEARLYSheer® and WaterBABIES® Pure & Simple formulas, including partnering with beauty influencers and the …

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Thursday, June 15, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance

FDA Cracks Down on Sonar For Distributing Unapproved Derm Drugs

U.S. District Judge Kathleen M. Williams for the Southern District of Florida entered a consent decree of permanent injunction between the United States and Stratus Pharm…

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Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Phase 3/4 Trials, PracticalDermatology.com

PsA Patients Failing Anti-TNF Drugs May Do Well on Taltz

New data show that Taltz (ixekizumab) improved the signs and symptoms of active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in patients who had inadequate response to one or two TNF inhibitors or were intolerant o…

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Thursday, June 15, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, PracticalDermatology.com, Cynosure

Cynosure's SculpSure Cleared for Back, Inner and Outer Thighs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted an expanded clearance for Cynosure's SculpSure to treat the back and inner and outer thighs. The SculpSure treatment is already FDA-clea…

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