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Letter to the Editor: Topical Anti-Estrogen Therapy To Treat Melasma

Letter to the Editor: Topical Anti-Estrogen Therapy To Treat Melasma

| June 1, 2017

by Philip R. Cohen, MD Dear Editor: I read with interest the recent report by Snyder et al[1] describing melasma associated with the application of a topical estrogen cream. The development of melasma is multifactorial and female sex hormones have been implicated in the pathogenesis of this condition.[2] Estrogen receptor expression is increased in melasma […]

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Picosecond Lasers: A New and Emerging Therapy for Skin of Color, Minocycline-induced Pigmentation, and Tattoo Removal

| March 1, 2017

Jeannette Jakus, MD, MBA Department of Dermatology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York Ajay Kailas, BS University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, Florida Author correspondence: Ajay Kailas; E-mail: Disclosure: The authors report no relevant conflicts of interest. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2017;10(3):14–15  DEAR EDITOR: In 2012, the United States Food and […]

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How Confident Should We Be?

| August 1, 2015

Dear Editor: Winkelmann et al[1] presented evidence on the usefulness of multispectral digital skin lesion analysis (MelaFind®; MELA Sciences, Inc.) as an aid in evaluating pigmented lesions (PLs) that have one or more clinical or historical characteristics of melanoma in community-based practice.[2–4] Among 137 lesions selected for biopsy, all 21 lesions with a negative test […]

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The ABCDEF Rule: Combining the “ABCDE Rule” and the “Ugly Duckling Sign” in an Effort to Improve Patient Self-Screening Examinations

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

J. Daniel Jensen MD; Boni E. Elewski MD Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama To the editor: Regular self-skin examinations by patients have been shown to decrease the depth of melanomas at the time of diagnosis and facilitate a lower risk of melanoma when coupled with regular visits with a physician.[1] […]

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Papular Scars: An Addition to the Acne Scar Classification Scheme

| January 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Stephanie D. Gan, MD; Emmy M. Graber, MD, MBA To the editor: Acne is one of the most common skin diseases, affecting more than 90 percent of adolescents.[1] The severity of acne in adolescents increases with advancing maturity through the teenage years.[2] Although the prevalence and severity of acne scarring in the population is not […]

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Letter to the Editor: Oral Isotretinoin

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dear Editor: In the article titled, “Face to Face with Oral Isotretinoin,” in the November 2012 issue of JCAD, James Q. Del Rosso examined why some patients need repeated courses. I would like to offer my input on the matter.

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Letter to the Editor: Actinic Keratoses and Dermabrasion

| September 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

Dear Editor: A recently published “comprehensive update” of therapies directed toward actinic keratoses (AKs)[1] does, in its final sentence, mention “dermabrasion has been demonstrated to provide long-term (5-year) clearance of AKs in a small, retrospective study.”[2]

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