Dermatology News This Month – May 2017

by | May 22, 2017 | Blog, Cosmetic, News, Skin Cancer

Save your time googling and flipping through magazines for the latest news on skin care! First Derm provides the most up-to-date dermatology news from all over the world. We summarize the latest research, reports, and trends so you can stay updated on what’s going on in the dermatology sphere.

Check out this week’s dermatology news:

FDA’s New Tattoo Warning: “Think Before You Ink…”

U.S. Food & Drug Administration, May 5, 2017

The FDA recently released a report indicating  an upward trend in infections and other reactions from tattoos mainly caused by bacteria-infested ink. Rashes caused by moldy ink can cause keloid scars, and in serious cases, hospitalization or surgery.

Two Types of Skin Cancer Are Increasing at Startling Rates

Shape, May 15, 2017

Mayo Clinic published a study that indicates that two types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, are on the rise for women ages 30 years and over. It’s essential that as temperatures rise, we take precautions to protect our skin from harmful UV radiation.

Have a growing mole? Ask a dermatologist today!

A Guide for When to Wax Your Body Parts

Byrdie, May 17, 2017

‘Tis the season for hair removal and waxing has grown to become one of the most popular forms of hair removal. Waxing, if done or cared for improperly, can lead to folliculitis, abscesses, or manifestations of skin irritation. This guide provides insights into how to make the most out of your wax without tampering with your skin.

Learn more about folliculitis and abscesses here.

Surgical Site Infections More Common In Warm Weather

Healio Dermatology, May 22, 2017

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology reports that warmer weather is connected to an increased risk for surgical site infection. Research conducted at the University of Iowa hospital demonstrated that surgical site infections are highest in the month of August and in temperatures higher than 90 degrees Fahrenheit.


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