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JDD September 2023 Issue Highlights | Special Focus: Aesthetic Treatments

With a special focus on aesthetic treatments, check out highlights from the September issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) straight from the Editor’s desk:

A Randomized Control Trial Comparing the Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma and 5% Topical Minoxidil for the Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia suggests that PRP therapy demonstrates a higher efficacy compared to minoxidil for treating AGA, especially in our patient demographic.

Into the Light: Afamelanotide and the Treatment of Erythropoietic Protoporphyria in the United States provides evidence that physicians can use to support their efforts in providing afamelanotide implants to their patients.

Clinical Trial of Alpha and Beta Defensin Skin Care Regimen for Improvement of Periocular Wrinkles reports on the results of an enhanced formula containing increased concentrations of alpha-defensin 5 and beta-defensin 3.

Researchers discuss the Evaluation of a Neck Cream Developed to Enhance Nitric Oxide Availability in Aging Skin, sharing the benefits of their study.

Restoration of Aging Body Skin: Evidence-Based Development of a Topical Formulation for Improving Body Skin Quality provides clinical and preclinical evidence supporting the use of FTB to improve body skin quality.

Clinical Efficacy of Topical Vitamin C on the Appearance of Wrinkles: A Systematic Literature Review evaluates the claim that topicals containing vitamin C reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Review of Baricitinib in the Treatment of Alopecia Areata explores this drug as a potential therapeutic alternative for patients with treatment-resistant, longstanding, severe, or extensive AA.

Long-Term Efficacy and Tolerability of a Daily Serum for Rejuvenation and Prejuvenation of Facial Skin when used twice daily over 12 weeks.

Optimizing Skin Regenerative Response to Calcium Hydroxylapatite Microspheres Via Poly-Micronutrient Priming is the first study to introduce skin priming via diluting a regenerative biostimulator treatment with an amino acid-based diluent.

Dermatoporosis: Strategies for Rebuilding the Extracellular Matrix of the Skin addresses the pathophysiologic background of this condition and offers strategic possibilities for dealing with the effects of continuous ECM degradation.

Comparison of Physicochemical Characteristics and Biostimulatory Functions in Two Calcium Hydroxyapatite-based Dermal Fillers shares the characterization of CaHA/CMC and CaHA/HA fillers to stimulate in vitro collagen biosynthesis.

Topical Treatments for Photoaged Skin discusses the results of a 12-week, open-label study, of the use of lower-dose tazarotene 0.045% lotion.

Topical Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Derived Exosomes for Acceleration of Wound Healing Following Tissue Trauma and Aesthetic Procedures: A Case Series addresses the pathophysiologic background of this condition and offers strategic possibilities for dealing with the effects of continuous ECM degradation.

Insight into Dermatology Providers’ Perspectives on/and Approaches to Sensitive Skin: A Pilot Survey highlights both a significant demand and a current need for improved provider resources for SS.

Fractional Laser for Prevention of Non-melanoma Skin Cancer analyzes how lasers are used to manage various dermatologic conditions including photoaging, scarring, and dyspigmentation.

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