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JDD January 2024 Issue Highlights

The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology welcomes 2024 with a strong line up of original articles, case reports, brief communications, and letters to the editor. Straight from the Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights!


Current Landscape of Hyaluronic Acid Filler Use in the United States shares the results of a comprehensive search of all the FDA approved dermal fillers.

Promoting a Healthy Skin Barrier Using Skin Care in People With Mature Skin Xerosis discusses aging-associated alterations in epidermal function leading to xerosis and related pruritus.

Comparing the Efficacy and Tolerability on Moderate to Severe Hyperpigmentation and Skin Unevenness conducted a study of a novel treatment, known as Cysteamine HSA contains the active ingredient Cysteamine HCl.

Extension Phase of a Multi-Center, Randomized, Blinded Clinical Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of a Novel Topical Product for Facial Dyschromia further evaluates the safety and efficacy of this product for facial dyschromia during an additional 3-month extension period following the completion of the previous 12-week multi-center trial.

Revisiting the Anchor Flap for Nasal Defects: How It Fits in the Current Reconstruction Paradigm reviews various designs of the anchor flap.

Evaluation of a Moisturizing Cream With 20% Urea for Keratosis Pilaris provides initial evidence that the studied 20% urea cream clinically improves skin texture in K.

Integrated Short-Term and Long-Term Efficacy of Topical Clascoterone Cream 1% in Patients ≥12 Years of Age With Acne Vulgaris expands the efficacy analyses and encourages clinicians to counsel patients on treatment persistence.

Validation of a Midfacial Scale and Its Use in a Randomized, Evaluator-Blinded Study of CPM-HA-V demonstrates that a validated photonumeric scale is beneficial when evaluating post-treatment aesthetic improvement.

A Retrospective Analysis of Patient Satisfaction With a Graft-Based Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Procedure Using a Modified Surgical Rhinoplasty Module supports that hyaluronic dermal filler can be used as an alternative to surgical nasal reconstruction.

Effectiveness and Safety of Sculptra Poly-L-Lactic Acid Injectable Implant in the Correction of Cheek Wrinkles reports on the recipient’s satisfaction with this treatment.

The Importance of Photoaging Prevention in All Skin Types: An Update on Current Advancements expands upon the latest innovations in photoprotection that hold the potential to increase patient adherence and improve skin health across all skin types.

A Two-Staged Injection Technique and Dose-Ranging Study Using High Dose AbobotulinumtoxinA for Treating Platysmal Bands demonstrates a standardized 2-staged injection technique using aboBoNT-A for effectively treating moderate-to-severe platysmal banding.

Validating the Reliability and Clinical Relevance of a Nasolabial Fold Photonumeric Scale aims to establish clinically relevant differences between grades.

Quantifiable Changes in the Submental Area and Mandible Border After Dual-Modality Treatment With ATX-101 and VYC-20L for Overall Improvement in Jawline Contour shares the findings from the study of 53 participants.

Differentiation of NASHA and OBT Hyaluronic Acid Gels According to Strength, Flexibility, and Associated Clinical Significance presents 2 main gel characteristics – strength/firmness and flexibility – and their clinical significance for tissue performance.

International Consensus on Anti-Aging Dermocosmetics and Skin Care for Clinical Practice Using the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method describes a simple, practical tool for use in daily dermatology consultations for providing recommendations to diverse patients.

Revolutionizing Neck Rejuvenation: ABO Botulinum Toxin A Solution in Multipoint Technique and NASHA Gel Skinbooster shares the results of this minimally invasive, cost-effective approach.

Optimized Patient Outcomes With the Novel Modality of Corrective Chemical Peel and Neurotoxin on Same-day Treatment aims to improve standards of care in the cosmetic treatment of sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles.


Post-Hyaluronic Acid Filler Reaction Treated With Abrocitinib: A Case Report proposes that JAK inhibitors offer a promising targeted treatment for granulomatous disorders.


The 200-Year Timeline on Botulinum Toxin: From Biologic Poison to Wonder Drug traces the key moments and important players in its remarkable journey.

Objective Facial Assessment With Artificial Intelligence: Introducing The Facial Aesthetic Index and Facial Youthfulness Index explores the potential the FAI can contribute to an improvement in overall health and set new standards of care in facial rejuvenation.


The Potential Impact of Off-Label Medication Use on Patient Access: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Minoxidil Availability expressed the need for a consensus on how to address supply scarcities to prevent interruptions of patient care.

Factors Impacting New Drug Adoption in the Clinical Setting: A Survey of Dermatologists addresses the importance of understanding why dermatologists may or may not choose to integrate new drugs into practice.

Oral Minoxidil Media Coverage: The Impact on Patient Perceptions and Practitioner Approaches to Androgenetic Alopecia highlights the impact media can have on patient education and care seeking behaviors and resulting practice trends.

Natural Weight Loss or “Ozempic Face”: Demystifying A Social Media Phenomenon stresses the critical role dermatologists play in counseling patients about expected medication outcomes.


Applications of Bioactive Peptides in Dermatology discusses the utilization of bioactive peptides in dermatology and the advantages difficult to achieve with conventional therapies.

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