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Restoring Hair Growth on Scarred Skin? Mouse Study Could Show the Way

Posted 8 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 – In a feat that might help pave the way to restoring hair on patients with skin wounds from burns, injuries or surgery, scientists report regrowing hair on damaged skin in mice. In their experiments with the rodents, the researchers found that activating what's called the sonic hedgehog cell signaling pathway triggered communication between cells called fibroblasts. These ...

Health Tip: Making Ugly Scars Scarce

Posted 12 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Just about everybody has a scar or two. Although scars can't be eliminated, there are ways to minimize their appearance, the American Academy of Dermatology says. The academy recommends a consultation between the patient and a dermatologist to decide the best treatment. Here's a list of possible treatment options: Dermabrasion: a machine is used to remove the top layers of skin. Surgical scar ...

'Medical Tattoos' Help Hide Surgical Scars

Posted 23 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2016 – Patients with unsightly scars from cancer surgeries may benefit from "medical tattoos" that can help restore some of the skin's natural appearance, Dutch researchers report. The researchers surveyed 56 patients who got medical tattoos on their head and neck, and found they were pleased with the results. "The mystery until now was how well patients appreciated the ...

Newer Treatments Can Make Scars Less Scary

Posted 3 Aug 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2016 – Scars can alter your appearance and remind you of a difficult time, potentially diminishing your quality of life, a skin specialist says. "While some may consider scarring to be a cosmetic concern, it can really affect patients' psychosocial health," Dr. Joseph Sobanko said in an American Academy of Dermatology news release. "Physical appearance plays a major role in how ...

Retail Prices of Dermatology Drugs Skyrocket

Posted 25 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 – Patients using prescription creams, gels, sprays and pills for skin conditions may shell out substantially more at the pharmacy than they did just six years ago, a new study suggests. Between 2009 and 2015, retail prices of brand-name dermatologic drugs rose 401 percent, on average, study authors reported Nov. 25 in JAMA Dermatology. Even generics have succumbed to ...

Health Tip: Minimize Scarring

Posted 19 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Minor wounds and surgical scars should heal themselves, but there are things you can do to minimize scarring. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends: Use gentle soap and water to clean the area. Apply a bit of petroleum jelly to keep the skin moist. Use an adhesive bandage to cover a wound after it has been washed and protected with petroleum jelly. Change the bandage daily. Follow ...

Dermatologist's Tips for Reducing Scars After Cuts, Scrapes

Posted 15 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 15, 2015 – During the summer, people tend to get more scrapes, cuts and scratches, which can lead to scars. But there are a number of things you can do to reduce scarring, according to Dr. Ellen Marmur, an associate clinical professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. "The appearance of a scar often depends on how well your ...

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