Most Common Diagnoses and Procedures in Dermatology

Now estimated to affect 1 in 3 Americans at any given time, skin disease is continuing to rise in prevalence leading to an increasing number of skin-related healthcare visits – approximately half of all of these are to non-dermatologist practitioners, such as pediatricians, internists, and primary care physicians (PCPs). Often, the conditions that patients present […]

Aesthetic Medicine Market: Industry Trends and Future Forecast 2021

Despite suffering from the repercussions of COVID-19 related closures and restrictions imposed on non-emergency medical services, the dermatology and aesthetic medicine markets are expected to rebound quickly once the pandemic comes to an end. Continuing demand for non-invasive cosmetic procedures combined with a surge in the availability of providers, facilities, and products are spearheading an […]

Dermatologic Clues of Cardiovascular Disease: American Heart Month

In honor of American Heart Month, a national observance that strives to raise awareness among the population about cardiovascular health and disease prevention, we are investigating the intersection of dermatologic and cardiovascular health. Many dermatologic clues can be indicative of more serious conditions, including cardiovascular diseases. For instance, sarcoidosis can manifest on the skin, resulting […]

Burden of Prior Authorizations Reduces Quality of Care in Dermatology Patients

Currently, the majority of insurance companies require a time-consuming prior authorization (PA) process for the approval of prescribed medications and procedures. The field of dermatology disproportionately experiences a high burden of prior authorizations as a result of significant advances in biologic medications and marked increases in the cost of generic medications. In general, medical practices […]

Rise in Hyperpigmentation Treatment

Hyperpigmentation disorders comprise a significant amount of benign skin conditions and are a popular cosmetic concern among dermatology patients. Despite being physically harmless, hyperpigmentation, or dyschromia, has been shown to negatively impact quality of life and the psychosocial wellbeing of patients. Increasing amounts of people are looking for hyperpigmentation treatment options, many are willing to spend […]

Rising Use of Apps in Skin Cancer Care

As mobile technology continues to infiltrate nearly every aspect of modern day life,  it also has begun slowly making its way into the medical field. Clinical data is proving the potential benefits of telemedicine in providing patients with enhanced ease, accessibility, and availability of medical consultations as well as treatments. Increasingly, smartphone applications are being […]

Forecasted Growth in the Dermatology Devices Market

Driven by the rising number of skin-related disorders and subsequent cosmetic procedures, the dermatology devices market is projected to see substantial growth in revenue, surpassing $17 billion by 2024. A new report by Global Market Insights estimates a 9.5% compound annual growth rate from 2018 to 2024 in the dermatology devices market, including both diagnostic and treatment […]

When Is Dry Skin Actually Eczema?

Eczema, often referred to as atopic dermatitis, can make the skin dry and itchy—but there are certain factors that separate typical dry skin from this irritating chronic condition.  While there are times when it is normal for anyone’s skin to feel extremely dry, Cynthia Bailey, M.D., a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and […]