New research published online in JAMA Dermatology suggests that teledermatology improves access to care. Experts predict continued growth of telemedicine in dermatology. New estimates suggest that 30% of antibiotic prescriptions may be inappropriate. Dermatologists warn against antibiotic misuse and abuse, especially in the management of acne and rosacea. Dermatologic surgeons performed nearly 10 million medical and cosmetic procedures in 2015 – up 5 percent since 2014, and 27 percent since 2012, according to the 2015 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Survey on Dermatologic Procedures. Skin cancer treatments were most frequently performed; treatments for melanoma were up 5 percent over 2014. Finally, the estimated value of the global dermatology market in 2022 is $33.7 billion. Get the details and commentary in this edition of DermWireTV, from the editors of DermWire.com and Practical Dermatology® magazine.