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CURRENT ISSUE—VOL. 11, NO. 4 • APRIL 2018

April 2018 Editorial Message

April 2018 Editorial Message

| April 1, 2018

Dear Colleagues: Welcome to the April 2018 issue of The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology (JCAD).  We begin the issue with a study by Sidgiddi et al titled, “Efficacy, Safety, and Potency of Betamethasone Dipropionate Spray 0.05%: A Treatment for Adults with Mild-to-moderate Plaque Psoriasis.” In this randomized, vehicle-controlled, double-blind study, the authors assessed […]

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Efficacy, Safety, and Potency of Betamethasone Dipropionate Spray 0.05%: A Treatment for Adults with Mild-to-moderate Plaque Psoriasis

Efficacy, Safety, and Potency of Betamethasone Dipropionate Spray 0.05%: A Treatment for Adults with Mild-to-moderate Plaque Psoriasis

| April 1, 2018

by Srinivas Sidgiddi, MD, Refika I. Pakunlu, PhD, and Kent Allenby, MD Drs. Sidgiddi, Pakunlu, and Allenby are with Promius Pharma, a subsidiary of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, in Princeton, New Jersey. Funding: This study was funded and sponsored by the Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories group of companies in Princeton, New Jersy, USA Disclosures: Drs. Sidgiddi, Pakunlu, […]

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Association of Cutaneous Amyloidosis with Neurodegenerative Amyloidosis: Correlation or Coincidence?

Association of Cutaneous Amyloidosis with Neurodegenerative Amyloidosis: Correlation or Coincidence?

| April 1, 2018

by Guneet Awal, MD, MBBS, and Simplepreet Kaur, MD, MBBS Drs. Awal and Kaur are with the Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Amritsar, India. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the […]

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Dual Effect of Photobiomodulation on Melasma: Downregulation of Hyperpigmentation and Enhanced Solar Resistance—A Pilot Study

Dual Effect of Photobiomodulation on Melasma: Downregulation of Hyperpigmentation and Enhanced Solar Resistance—A Pilot Study

| April 1, 2018

by Daniel Barolet, MD, FRCPC Dr. Barolet is with the Department of Medicine, Dermatology Division, McGill University in Montreal, Québec, Canada, and with the RoseLab Skin Optics Laboratory in Laval, Canada. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: […]

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Evaluation and Proportion in Nasal Filling with Hyaluronic Acid

Evaluation and Proportion in Nasal Filling with Hyaluronic Acid

| April 1, 2018

by Bruna Souza Felix Bravo, MD; Leonardo Gonçalves Bravo, MD; Camila Mariano da Rocha, MD; Stephanie Bianco de souza, MD; Fernando Luis Lopes, MD; and Julien Totti, MD Dr. B. Bravo is with the Institute of Dermatology of Professor Rubem David Azulay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dr. L. Bravo is Full member of the […]

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Dermoscopy in the Diagnosis of Inflammatory Dermatoses: Systematic Review Findings Reported for Psoriasis, Lupus, and Lichen Planus

Dermoscopy in the Diagnosis of Inflammatory Dermatoses: Systematic Review Findings Reported for Psoriasis, Lupus, and Lichen Planus

| April 1, 2018

by Lauren C. Cook, MD; Courtney Hanna, MPH; Galen T. Foulke, MD; and Elizabeth V. Seiverling, MD Drs. Cook, Foulke, and Seiverling are with the Department of Dermatology, Dr. Seiverling is also with the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Ms. Hanna is with the Penn State College of Medicine­—all with the Penn State […]

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Efficacy and Safety Evaluation of High-density Intense Pulsed Light in the Treatment of Grades II and IV Acne Vulgaris as Monotherapy in Dark-skinned Women of Child Bearing Age

Efficacy and Safety Evaluation of High-density Intense Pulsed Light in the Treatment of Grades II and IV Acne Vulgaris as Monotherapy in Dark-skinned Women of Child Bearing Age

| April 1, 2018

by Ajay J. Deshpande, MBBS, DVD, DNB Dr. Deshpande is with the Maharashtra Medical Foundation Joshi Hospital in Pune, India. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: Background: Acne vulgaris is a self-limiting, chronic inflammatory disorder of the […]

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Use of Botulinum Toxin for the Correction of Mild Ptosis

Use of Botulinum Toxin for the Correction of Mild Ptosis

| April 1, 2018

by Hamzah Mustak, MD; Michael Rafaelof, BS; Robert Alan Goldberg, MD; and Daniel Rootman, MD Drs. Mustak, Goldberg, and Rootman and Mr. Rafaelof are with the Stein Eye Institute, Division of Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Mustak is also with the Groote Schuur Hospital, […]

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United States Preventive Services Task Force Overstates Cosmetic Harms of Skin Cancer Screening

United States Preventive Services Task Force Overstates Cosmetic Harms of Skin Cancer Screening

| April 1, 2018

by Joseph F. Sobanko, MD; Kimberly Shao, BS; Rebecca L. Pearl, PhD; and Sancy Leachman, MD PhD Dr. Sobanko is with the Division of Dermatologic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, Department of Dermatology, at the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ms. Shao is with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of […]

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