Ultherapy an Effective Focused Ultrasound System

For patients seeking skin lifting and a reduction in skin laxity, focused ultrasound treatment can produce good results in the face, as well as improvements in the neck and décolletage areas.

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Chronic diaper rash in children may be caused by food allergy

In children with multiple food allergies, the course of diaper dermatitis was more severe, and the condition did not respond to topical treatment, according to a new study published in Pediatric Dermatology (Nov. 2018). In some cases, diaper rash may be the only symptom of a food allergy, researchers reported. Watch this healthminute.tv video for more info. 

Acne: Genetic factors related to pore and hair follicle size may contribute to severity

A study published in the journal Nature Communications (Dec. 12, 2018) looked at the DNA of approximately 27,000 individuals including 3,823 with severe acne to examine a number of inheritable risk factors that could result in a higher likelihood of acne. Twelve new genetic regions were identified in the study, increasing the number of specific genetic regions associated with acne to 15.

Seasonal changes in skin lipids may worsen acne in winter

During the winter months, ceramides in the stratum corneum of acne skin are found to be lowered. This coincides with an increase in transepidermal water loss that is more often found in acne-prone skin compared to healthy skin. These lower levels of ceramides partly resolve in the summer months, according to a study published in the journal Experimental Dermatology (Aug. 2018; 27(8):833-836).