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Are Your Cheeks Showing Your Age? Juvederm Voluma Injections Can Help!

Over time, the natural volume in our cheeks decreases, leaving skin looking sunken and saggy. While other areas of the face also play a role, loss of volume in the cheeks is a major sign of aging as it exaggerates the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you have noticed less volume in [...]

How Can I Safely and Effectively Treat Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a persistent and often debilitating skin condition that causes inflamed, red scaly patches of skin on various parts of the body. Psoriasis most commonly appears on the scalp, elbows, knees, face, lower back, groin, arms, and legs, and it is estimated that two out of every 100 people in the United States [...]

Be Aware-your sunscreen SPF may not be your SPF!

The number on the bottle isn't always accurate: Of the 58 lotions, sprays and sticks rated by Consumer Reports this year, 20 of them tested at less than half of the SPF listed on their label.  For example, one sunscreen they tested was labeled SPF 30, but the UVB protection it actually provided was between 10 and 19. [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|News, Skin Care, Sunscreen|0 Comments

How Can I Treat Loose Sagging Skin?

There are two treatment options available that can help to treat sagging skin and tighten up your appearance. Whether your loose skin is simply from aging or from significant weight loss, tighter skin can be achieved without invasive cosmetic surgery. Our trained physicians can work with you to create an ideal treatment plan for you [...]

How can I safely get rid of sunspots and sun damage?

Over the years, repeated exposure to the sun can cause multiple types of skin conditions and discolorations, including fine lines, wrinkles, and sunspots. While it is important to get these spots checked out regularly to ensure they are not dangerous, there are many options for treating non-cancerous spots. Some of the most popular treatments for [...]

Why is the Sciton Halo™ Pro Laser the best option for fractional skin resurfacing?

Fractional skin resurfacing is a type of laser treatment designed to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, shrink pores, balance uneven skin tone, and reduce scars from hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and acne. The Sciton Halo is a new and innovative laser skin treatment option that utilizes both an ablative laser and non-ablative laser treatment to [...]

What Is The Difference Between Botox & Dermal Fillers?

The cosmetic industry offers a variety of options to help reduce signs of aging and one of the most common signs of aging that people are working to combat are wrinkles. With so many options to consider, from topicals to face lifts, it can be hard to know what is best for you. Two of [...]

Sildenafil Use May Be Linked To Higher Risk Of Melanoma

Work published in JAMA Internal Medicine indicated that “men who used the erectile-function drug sildenafil (Viagra) had almost twice the risk of melanoma compared with men who never used the” medication. Researchers found that “recent sildenafil use was associated with an 84% greater risk of melanoma.” However, “use of the drug had no association with [...]

Study Ties Sunburns To Increased Risk For Several Skin Cancers

Researchers have found that “white women who get five or more blistering sunburns between the ages of 15 and 20 have an 80 percent increased risk for melanoma,” as well as “a 68 percent greater risk for two other forms of skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.” According to HealthDay, [...]

Study Finds More People Using Tanning Beds Than Previously Believed

JAMA Dermatology indicates that more people are using tanning beds than previously believed. Researchers found that “more than 35% of American adults report ever using a tanning bed, along with 59% of college students and 17% of teens in the analysis.” Additionally, “the percentage of Americans who have used a tanning bed in the past [...]

By | August 21st, 2014|Skin Care|0 Comments

Over A Quarter Of High School Girls Use Tanning Beds

A number of media outlets report on the results of a study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which found increasing rates of girls using tanning beds, putting themselves at risk for skin cancer. A report from the American Medical Association has found that approximately “29% of white high school girls use [...]

Over A Quarter Of High School Girls Use Tanning Beds

A number of media outlets report on the results of a study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which found increasing rates of girls using tanning beds, putting themselves at risk for skin cancer. A report from the American Medical Association has found that approximately “29% of white high school girls use [...]

By | August 15th, 2014|Skin Care|0 Comments

Some Basal Cell Carcinoma Patients Return To Indoor Tanning

According to a research letter published online in JAMA Dermatology, one in every seven individuals who had used tanning beds before receiving a basal cell carcinoma diagnosis return to indoor tanning. Researchers came to this conclusion after surveying 178 basal cell carcinoma patients who had used indoor tanning prior to their diagnosis.

By | August 5th, 2014|Skin Care|0 Comments

Recommendations for Sunscreens

You should choose a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30, apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before heading outdoors, and choosing a water-resistant product. Sunscreen should be reapplied at least every two hours. People wear broad-brimmed hats and sunglasses that provide protection against UVA/UVB rays to protect their head and [...]

By | August 1st, 2014|Skin Care|0 Comments

The Potential Skin Cancer Risks Associated With Driving

Research published “in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology noted that skin cancer in the United States occurs on the left side of the body 53 percent of the time.” Meanwhile, “that percentage holds true almost identically for the right side of people in Europe and Australia, where the driver’s seat is on [...]

By | July 25th, 2014|Skin Care|0 Comments

FDA Issues Warning On Flammable Sunscreens

The Food and Drug Administration cautioned that some sunscreen sprays “could be flammable.” The FDA “says five people have been burned while wearing Banana Boat sunscreen sprays,” all of which have now been “recalled, but other sunscreen sprays and possibly non-spray sunscreens may also contain flammable ingredients.” According to the agency, the “reports of people [...]

By | July 18th, 2014|News|0 Comments

FDA Issues Warning On Flammable Sunscreens

The Food and Drug Administration cautioned that some sunscreen sprays “could be flammable.” The FDA “says five people have been burned while wearing Banana Boat sunscreen sprays,” all of which have now been “recalled, but other sunscreen sprays and possibly non-spray sunscreens may also contain flammable ingredients.” According to the agency, the “reports of people [...]

By | July 18th, 2014|Sunscreen|0 Comments

Psoriasis May Increase Risk Of Other Serious Diseases

University of Pennsylvania researchers have found that psoriasis “sufferers may be at a higher risk for other serious diseases affecting vital organs like the heart, lungs and kidneys.” The piece notes that “the new study involved more than 9,000 people with psoriasis,” and researchers “found psoriasis raised risk for all sorts of diseases, including chronic [...]

By | July 17th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Sildenafil Use May Be Linked To Higher Risk Of Melanoma

Work published in JAMA Internal Medicine indicated that “men who used the erectile-function drug sildenafil (Viagra) had almost twice the risk of melanoma compared with men who never used the” medication. Researchers found that “recent sildenafil use was associated with an 84% greater risk of melanoma.” However, “use of the drug had no association with [...]

By | July 8th, 2014|Skin Care|0 Comments

Study Ties Sunburns To Increased Risk For Several Skin Cancers

Researchers have found that “white women who get five or more blistering sunburns between the ages of 15 and 20 have an 80 percent increased risk for melanoma,” as well as “a 68 percent greater risk for two other forms of skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.” According to Health [...]

By | July 4th, 2014|Skin Care|0 Comments

Monday June 30, 2014

On Monday June 30, 2014 we experienced a slight disruption in our phone system that forced us to re-route our calls to our answering service. Our phones are operational and we will be returning all calls promptly. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to providing you with the Customer service you expect and [...]

By | July 1st, 2014|Skin Care|0 Comments

Dermatologist: Nutrition May Impact How Skin Ages

“The highly processed, high sugar, high simple, white carbs that we load our grocery baskets with are destroying our cells. ‘Can we impact the way our skin ages with nutrition? Physicians now see that too much of those high glycemic foods are not only linked to obesity, heart disease, diabetes, colon and breast cancers, but [...]

By | June 18th, 2014|Skin Care|0 Comments

Prostate Cancer Patients May Face Increased Risk Of Future Melanoma

Men with prostate cancer may face an increased risk for developing melanoma. Researchers analyzed two data sets from other projects to find the relationship between the two cancers. Both studies focused on healthcare providers, with one involving 42,400 white men aged between 40 and 75 and the other studying 18,600 physicians. The team “also observed [...]

Prostate Cancer Patients May Face Increased Risk Of Future Melanoma

Men with prostate cancer may face an increased risk for developing melanoma. Researchers analyzed two data sets from other projects to find the relationship between the two cancers. Both studies focused on healthcare providers, with one involving 42,400 white men aged between 40 and 75 and the other studying 18,600 physicians. The team “also observed [...]

By | May 30th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Researchers Develop Method To Trigger Growth Of New Hair

Current methods for treating baldness do not stimulate the growth of new hair. Hair transplants simply take hair from one part of the head and put it in another place. Investigators “took papilla stem cells from seven men who were undergoing hair transplants, cultured them and then injected them into human skin grafted onto mice.” [...]

By | May 16th, 2014|News|0 Comments

High Blood Sugar Linked To Higher Risk For Surgical Wound-Related Complications

Patients with diabetes who have “high blood sugar levels are at increased risk for surgical wound-related complications after having surgery to close chronic skin ulcers caused by diabetes.” The research, which included nearly 80 patients, “found that the risk of serious wound complications was more than three times higher among those with high blood sugar [...]

By | May 14th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Many Patients With Melanoma Not Cautious About UV Radiation Exposure

Many patients with melanoma are not cautious about their exposure to UV radiation. Investigators “looked at 20 patients with malignant melanoma...and a comparison group of 20 people without melanoma, all of whom carried portable UV-dose-detection devices and kept sun exposure diaries to measure their exposure to UV radiation.” The researchers found that “patients’ overall daily [...]

Many Patients With Melanoma Not Cautious About UV Radiation Exposure

Many patients with melanoma are not cautious about their exposure to UV radiation. Investigators “looked at 20 patients with malignant melanoma...and a comparison group of 20 people without melanoma, all of whom carried portable UV-dose-detection devices and kept sun exposure diaries to measure their exposure to UV radiation.” The researchers found that “patients’ overall daily [...]

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is on the move and the CDC now reports that ten times as many people are being infected as previously thought. The previous estimate was 30,000 cases per year, but the CDC now estimates that there are approximately “300,000 cases of Lyme Disease every year.” Nearly all those 300,000 cases are in the [...]

By | May 7th, 2014|News|0 Comments

AAD Recommends Daily Use Of SPF 30 Sunscreens

As much as 90 percent of skin aging is caused by sun exposure.” Research “published by the Annals of Internal Medicine found people who used sunscreen regularly were 24 percent less likely to show increased signs of aging.” To avoid damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays, “the American Academy of Dermatology recommends you use [...]

By | April 23rd, 2014|Skin Care|0 Comments

AAD Recommends Daily Use Of SPF 30 Sunscreens

As much as 90 percent of skin aging is caused by sun exposure.” Research “published by the Annals of Internal Medicine found people who used sunscreen regularly were 24 percent less likely to show increased signs of aging.” To avoid damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays, “the American Academy of Dermatology recommends you use [...]

By | April 23rd, 2014|Sunscreen|0 Comments

FDA Urged To SpeedUp Approval Of Newer Sunscreen Applications

Newer sunscreen ingredients that have allegedly “languished for years in the bureaucracy” of the FDA. The president of the Melanoma Research Alliance, “the largest private funder of melanoma research,” have “joined forces to make a public push” for the agency to approve “at least some of the backlogged applications.” “American beach goers will have to [...]

By | April 17th, 2014|News|0 Comments

FDA Urged To SpeedUp Approval Of Newer Sunscreen Applications

Newer sunscreen ingredients that have allegedly “languished for years in the bureaucracy” of the FDA. The president of the Melanoma Research Alliance, “the largest private funder of melanoma research,” have “joined forces to make a public push” for the agency to approve “at least some of the backlogged applications.” “American beach goers will have to [...]

By | April 17th, 2014|Sunscreen|0 Comments

Sunscreen!

Sports such as running, tennis and golf can lead to extended periods of time outdoors. Unfortunately, sun exposure can lead to progressive skin damage that leads to cancer. If you are going to spend a lot of time outdoors playing, you need to wear sunscreen, which protects your skin by absorbing or reflecting the sun's [...]

By | April 11th, 2014|Skin Care|0 Comments

Sunscreen!

Sports such as running, tennis and golf can lead to extended periods of time outdoors. Unfortunately, sun exposure can lead to progressive skin damage that leads to cancer. If you are going to spend a lot of time outdoors playing, you need to wear sunscreen, which protects your skin by absorbing or reflecting the sun's [...]

By | April 11th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Sunscreen!

Sports such as running, tennis and golf can lead to extended periods of time outdoors. Unfortunately, sun exposure can lead to progressive skin damage that leads to cancer. If you are going to spend a lot of time outdoors playing, you need to wear sunscreen, which protects your skin by absorbing or reflecting the sun's [...]

By | April 11th, 2014|Sunscreen|0 Comments

FDA Raises Questions Over Antibacterial Soaps

Federal regulators are asking makers of antibacterial soaps“to prove they are not only better but also that they are safe.” Sandra Kweder, deputy director of the FDA’s Office of New Drugs, says, “We have no evidence that presence of the anti-bacterial ingredients in these soaps and body washes actually prevent the spread of infection.”Authorities are [...]

By | March 13th, 2014|Skin Care|0 Comments

FDA Raises Questions Over Antibacterial Soaps

Federal regulators are asking makers of antibacterial soaps“to prove they are not only better but also that they are safe.” Sandra Kweder, deputy director of the FDA’s Office of New Drugs, says, “We have no evidence that presence of the anti-bacterial ingredients in these soaps and body washes actually prevent the spread of infection.”Authorities are [...]

By | March 13th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Opening late Monday

Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting will be opening late on Monday March 3, 2014 due to the forecast of inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but the safety of our patients and staff is our primary concern. In the event of emergency please call (610) 828-0400. We will open on Monday [...]

By | March 3rd, 2014|Skin Care|0 Comments

Case Studies Implicate Baby Wipes In Some Itchy,Scaly Rashes

According to a study published Jan. 12 in Pediatrics, “baby wipes may cause some kids to develop itchy, scaly, red rashes.” Investigators reported on case studies of six youngsters who were seen atthe University of Connecticut Health Center who were treated for rashes. Researchers found that “methylisothiazolinone (MI) that’s found in baby wipes and other [...]

By | February 19th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Thursday 2/13/14- Office Closed

Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting will be closed on Thursday February 13, 2014 due to the forecast of inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but the safety of our patients and staff is our primary concern. In the event of emergency please call (610) 828-0400. We will re-open on Friday February [...]

By | February 13th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Vitamin D May Not Provide Significant Health Benefit, Review Of Studies Says

Vitamin D supplements may not impart “significant benefits for heart health, cancer prevention or even bone health in healthy people,” citing a new review of previous studies from researchers in New Zealand. The report “is the latest to question” the popularity of such supplements “and to suggest researchers should stop spending time and money trying [...]

By | February 11th, 2014|Skin Care|0 Comments

Analysis: Common Skin Cancers Associated With Indoor Tanning

At least 170,000 cases of skin cancer each year are linked to indoor tanning, according to an analysis published online in the British medical journal BMJ. These cancers include basal-cell carcinomas and squamous-cell carcinomas. The use of tanning beds was associated with a 67 percent increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma and a 29 percent [...]

By | December 11th, 2013|Skin Care|0 Comments

Study: Tanning Salons Still Providing False Information

According to a study published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, tanning “salons are still providing false information about the harmful effects of tanning.” The study found that “more than 60 percent of the salons contacted denied any danger from the ultraviolet exposure from tanning and made unlawful claims of specific [...]

By | November 13th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Your Skin in the Winter

Sun protection may not be the first thing on your mind once the thermometer drops, but shielding your skin from UV during the coldest months will pay dividends year round. When it’s Windy….. A moisturizing sunscreen can treat dry, chapped skin while it protects against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation. Try to avoid preparations with [...]

By | October 16th, 2013|Skin Care|0 Comments

Dermatologist Warns Gel Manicure Is A Cancer Risk

A rising fad of replacing traditional nail polish with quick-hardening gel may result in skin cancer, due to the UV light needed to cure the gel. Another concern is that no one knows what the proper dose of these harmful rays is because the UV lamps are not regulated. Research published in JAMA Dermatology said [...]

Study: Many with Tattoos Regret Decision to Get Body Art

Almost a third of people with tattoos regretted the decision to get body art, particularly men who obtained tattoos at a young age, a survey of more than 500 tattoo owners showed. Research presented during a poster session at the American Academy of Dermatology's annual meeting revealed that "overall, 31% of survey respondents expressed regret [...]

By | October 13th, 2013|Skin Care|0 Comments

Study: Many with Tattoos Regret Decision to Get Body Art

Almost a third of people with tattoos regretted the decision to get body art, particularly men who obtained tattoos at a young age, a survey of more than 500 tattoo owners showed. Research presented during a poster session at the American Academy of Dermatology's annual meeting revealed that "overall, 31% of survey respondents expressed regret [...]

By | October 11th, 2013|Skin Care|0 Comments

Study: Some Melanoma Survivors Not Protecting Themselves from Sun Exposure

More than a quarter of people who have had melanoma say they never use sunscreen. The researchers found that "even greater numbers eschew hats and long sleeves, and 2% admit they have used a tanning bed in the last year." Overall, skin cancer survivors were more cautious when it came to sun care. They were [...]

2013 Patients Choice Award

Dear Dr. Wolfe, Congratulations! You have been recognized as a Patients Choice physician. The Patients Choice award is bestowed upon physicians based on your patients appreciation and praise for the quality of care and service you provide. Every month, more than 200,000 patients across the U.S. provide online feedback about their doctor experiences. They rate [...]

By | October 9th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Study: Some Melanoma Survivors Not Protecting Themselves from Sun Exposure

More than a quarter of people who have had melanoma say they never use sunscreen. The researchers found that "even greater numbers eschew hats and long sleeves, and 2% admit they have used a tanning bed in the last year." Overall, skin cancer survivors were more cautious when it came to sun care. They were [...]

By | October 9th, 2013|Sunscreen|0 Comments

Nutritional Factors Associated With Psoriasis Risk

Psoriasis is significantly linked to increased serum vitamin A and alpha-carotene levels, as well as reduced sugar intake, according to research published this past. Researchers arrived at that conclusion after having "examined data from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. In explaining the connection between reduced sugar intake and psoriasis, the study authors [...]

By | September 25th, 2013|Skin Care|0 Comments

Nutritional Factors Associated With Psoriasis Risk

Psoriasis is significantly linked to increased serum vitamin A and alpha-carotene levels, as well as reduced sugar intake, according to research published this past. Researchers arrived at that conclusion after having "examined data from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. In explaining the connection between reduced sugar intake and psoriasis, the study authors [...]

By | September 25th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Aspirin May Reduce Risk Of Melanoma In Older Women

Scientists say regular doses of aspirin may lower the risk of the deadliest type of skin cancer, melanoma in some women. Using questionnaires an observational study followed 60,000 Caucasian women ages 50 to 79. Participants were put in three groups. Those who took aspirin only; those who took non-aspirin NSAIDS like ibuprofen or naproxen; and [...]

Aspirin May Reduce Risk Of Melanoma In Older Women

Scientists say regular doses of aspirin may lower the risk of the deadliest type of skin cancer, melanoma in some women. Using questionnaires an observational study followed 60,000 Caucasian women ages 50 to 79. Participants were put in three groups. Those who took aspirin only; those who took non-aspirin NSAIDS like ibuprofen or naproxen; and [...]

By | September 18th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Physician Warns On Tattoo-Related Health Hazards

Tattoos have become increasingly popular in the United States in recent years, but along with that comes a rise in problems such as allergic reactions and infections. Allergic reaction to the tattoo pigments is one of the most common problems associated with tattooing. Infections also can pose a serious threat to health. In addition, tattoos [...]

By | September 17th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer May Protect Against Alzheimer’s

A new study reveals people who developed non-melanoma skin cancer were 80 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. "When cell division gets out of control, we call that cancer. And when specific populations of brain cells die, we call that Alzheimer's. If you have an individual with an increased risk of cell division over [...]

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer May Protect Against Alzheimer’s

A new study reveals people who developed non-melanoma skin cancer were 80 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. "When cell division gets out of control, we call that cancer. And when specific populations of brain cells die, we call that Alzheimer's. If you have an individual with an increased risk of cell division over [...]

By | September 13th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Study Shows Handbags Contain More Germs than Average Toilet Flush

Women may want to wash their hands after putting them in their purse. Researchers “swabbed handbags to find the dirtiest parts,” and “twenty percent of handbags swabbed had levels of bacteria-related contamination which could potentially cross-contaminate other surfaces – and contained more germs than the average toilet flush.” It’s highly unlikely someone would get sick [...]

By | September 12th, 2013|Skin Care|0 Comments

Study Shows Handbags Contain More Germs than Average Toilet Flush

Women may want to wash their hands after putting them in their purse. Researchers “swabbed handbags to find the dirtiest parts,” and “twenty percent of handbags swabbed had levels of bacteria-related contamination which could potentially cross-contaminate other surfaces – and contained more germs than the average toilet flush.” It’s highly unlikely someone would get sick [...]

By | September 12th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Survey: Most Sunscreens Meet FDA Standards

The AP reported that as consumers head to the “beach this summer,” they will find more effective sunscreens with product labels that are easier to understand thanks to new Food and Drug Administration rules, which prohibit “misleading” terms such as “waterproof” and require the products to “filter out both ultraviolet A and B rays.” However, [...]

By | September 4th, 2013|Skin Care|0 Comments

Tom, age 54

I've been seeing Dr. Wolfe for the past 3-years and am extremely satisfied. He came highly recommended by a colleague (teacher). I have since recommended him to a number of others (friends and family). All are satisfied; some come from as far away as Lower Bucks. Personally, he is a very likable person. Professionally, your [...]

By | August 30th, 2013|Testimonials|0 Comments

Lori, age 49

Great doctors. This practice is very professional. My husband has been under Dr. Wolfe's care for about a year and half now. He has been going through mole removals. They were quick to catch one of them that could have turned cancerous and when the pathology report came back were quick to call and my [...]

By | August 30th, 2013|Testimonials|0 Comments

US Melanoma Rates Climbing

Although most types of cancers are declining, melanoma rates have been climbing in the United States over the last 20 years, mainly among older men and young, fair-skinned women. Many dermatologists associate the popularity of indoor tanning with the rise in skin cancers, particularly among young people. Tanning beds are directly related to risk.”

US Melanoma Rates Climbing

Although most types of cancers are declining, melanoma rates have been climbing in the United States over the last 20 years, mainly among older men and young, fair-skinned women. Many dermatologists associate the popularity of indoor tanning with the rise in skin cancers, particularly among young people. Tanning beds are directly related to risk.”

By | August 28th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Some Women May Continue With Acne Well Into Midlife

Just when young adult women think they are past their acne-prone years, some find that pimples and blackheads continue to plague them well beyond college.” In fact, “according to research by the American Academy of Dermatology, women can sometimes continue with acne well into their 30s, 40s and even 50s, and some who thought they [...]

By | August 27th, 2013|Skin Care|0 Comments

Some Women May Continue With Acne Well Into Midlife

Just when young adult women think they are past their acne-prone years, some find that pimples and blackheads continue to plague them well beyond college.” In fact, “according to research by the American Academy of Dermatology, women can sometimes continue with acne well into their 30s, 40s and even 50s, and some who thought they [...]

By | August 27th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Melanoma May Be More Deadly In Young Males Than In Female Counterparts.

According to research published in JAMA Dermatology, “white male teens and young adults are more likely to die of melanoma skin cancer than their female counterparts. After adjustment for tumor thickness, histologic subtype, presence and extent of metastasis, and anatomical location, young men were significantly more likely to die than young females. The data indicated [...]

Melanoma May Be More Deadly In Young Males Than In Female Counterparts.

According to research published in JAMA Dermatology, “white male teens and young adults are more likely to die of melanoma skin cancer than their female counterparts. After adjustment for tumor thickness, histologic subtype, presence and extent of metastasis, and anatomical location, young men were significantly more likely to die than young females. The data indicated [...]

By | August 14th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Tips on Avoiding Green Hair from Summer Swims

Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting recommends using conditioners with cyclomethicone or dimethicone, or even olive oil or coconut oil, in the hair before swimming, and rinsing hair thoroughly afterwards. Vinegar, lemon juice and even tomato juice will help remove the green tint from swimming-pool hair. We also recommend that people wear hats once outside of [...]

By | May 29th, 2013|Skin Care|0 Comments

Tips on Avoiding Green Hair from Summer Swims

Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting recommends using conditioners with cyclomethicone or dimethicone, or even olive oil or coconut oil, in the hair before swimming, and rinsing hair thoroughly afterwards. Vinegar, lemon juice and even tomato juice will help remove the green tint from swimming-pool hair. We also recommend that people wear hats once outside of [...]

By | May 19th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Studies Suggest Chocolate May Exacerbate Acne

BBC News reported on research designed to find out if chocolate exacerbates acne. Samantha Block, of the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine, conducted several studies to determine just that. The first study, which was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, involved "10 male volunteers between the ages of 18 [...]

By | May 14th, 2013|Skin Care|0 Comments

Male Pattern Baldness May Be Linked To Increased Risk Of Heart Disease

Research linking baldness in men to an increased risk of heart disease received moderate coverage. Most sources pointed out that the risk was greater among men who had lost more hair. Most articles also pointed out, however, that the researchers could not explain the mechanism behind the link. NBC Nightly News (4/3, story) reported that [...]

By | May 10th, 2013|Skin Care|0 Comments

Study: Some Melanoma Survivors Not Protecting Themselves From Sun Exposure.

Research indicating some melanoma survivors may not be taking steps to protect themselves from sun exposure received a substantial amount of coverage. Many of the reports focus on the findings that about a quarter of these individuals eschew sunscreen, and some even continue to use tanning beds. NBC Nightly News (4/8, story 9, 0:30, Williams) [...]

Washing Hands With Soap May Be Better Than Using Hand Sanitizers

ABC World News reported on how hand sanitizers compare with soap. In the broadcast, Dr. Richard Besser said that he and six grad students tested the effectiveness of hand sanitizers at the University of Maryland food safety lab. Besser and the students found that the hand sanitizer containing 60% alcohol was more effective than the [...]

By | April 19th, 2013|Skin Care|0 Comments

Fast Food Consumption Linked To Increased Risk Of Eczema, Asthma In Children

Research linking fast food consumption to certain health problems in children and teenagers received a significant amount of coverage, mostly online. Many sources point to the finding as yet another potential problem associated with high amounts of fast food consumed by American youth. Bloomberg News reports, "Eating fast food three or more times a week [...]

By | April 18th, 2013|Skin Care|0 Comments

High Vitamin D Levels In Pregnancy Tied To Food Allergy Risk In Kids

Medwire reported that according to a study published in the journal Allergy, supplementing pregnant women with vitamin D may increase their children's risk for developing food allergy in infancy. After examining "levels of vitamin D in the blood of 378 women during pregnancy and in the cord blood of their babies at birth, researchers "found [...]

By | April 17th, 2013|Skin Care|0 Comments

High Vitamin D Levels In Pregnancy Tied To Food Allergy Risk In Kids

Medwire reported that according to a study published in the journal Allergy, supplementing pregnant women with vitamin D may increase their children's risk for developing food allergy in infancy. After examining "levels of vitamin D in the blood of 378 women during pregnancy and in the cord blood of their babies at birth, researchers "found [...]

By | April 17th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Dermatologist Cautions Women Using Retinol Products About Waxing

Women using skincare products containing retinol should be cautious when it comes to waxing. Retinol, "a common ingredient in both over the counter and prescription anti-aging and acne topical creams," has the effect of making "skin cells less likely to stick together." Then, because the skin cells don't stick together as tightly as they normally [...]

By | April 12th, 2013|Skin Care|0 Comments

Dermatologist Cautions Women Using Retinol Products About Waxing

Women using skincare products containing retinol should be cautious when it comes to waxing. Retinol, "a common ingredient in both over the counter and prescription anti-aging and acne topical creams," has the effect of making "skin cells less likely to stick together." Then, because the skin cells don't stick together as tightly as they normally [...]

By | April 12th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Study: No IBD Risk With Acne Drug Isotretinoin

A a study published in JAMA Dermatology counters the notion that the prescription acne drug Accutane [isotretinoin] raises the risk of Crohn's disease or colitis in women. In fact, the study of more than 45,000 women found no such link between Accutane...use and these illnesses, which are collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Investigators [...]

By | April 10th, 2013|News|0 Comments

ABCDE Criteria May Not Be Accurate In Children, Adolescents

Conventional criteria for diagnosing melanoma may not be accurate in children and adolescents, suggest results published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. The "checklist of symptoms known as ABCDE - Asymmetry, Border irregularity, Color variegation, Diameter (>6 mm), Evolution (any morphologic or symptomatic change in the lesion) - are commonly used to [...]

By | April 9th, 2013|Skin Care|0 Comments

ABCDE Criteria May Not Be Accurate In Children, Adolescents

Conventional criteria for diagnosing melanoma may not be accurate in children and adolescents, suggest results published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. The "checklist of symptoms known as ABCDE - Asymmetry, Border irregularity, Color variegation, Diameter (>6 mm), Evolution (any morphologic or symptomatic change in the lesion) - are commonly used to [...]

Many Tanning Salons Provide Inconsistent, Incorrect Information

Researchers found that tanning facilities typically provide inconsistent information about indoor tanning risks. Some salons may let children as young at ten tan. The FDA provides some safety guidelines for indoor tanning, but these are not enforced unless a state passes its own regulations, said researchers. Dr. Brundha Balaraman, leader of the new study at [...]

Many Tanning Salons Provide Inconsistent, Incorrect Information

Researchers found that tanning facilities typically provide inconsistent information about indoor tanning risks. Some salons may let children as young at ten tan. The FDA provides some safety guidelines for indoor tanning, but these are not enforced unless a state passes its own regulations, said researchers. Dr. Brundha Balaraman, leader of the new study at [...]

By | April 5th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Study Indicates Association Between Foods, Acne.

A study published in the March edition of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reviewed 27 scholarly articles that looked for links between diet and acne. The authors said a growing body of evidence suggests a relationship. Study author Jennifer Burris, a dietician, "said researchers plan to conduct some randomized, controlled trials [...]

By | April 4th, 2013|Skin Care|0 Comments

Study Indicates Association Between Foods, Acne.

A study published in the March edition of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reviewed 27 scholarly articles that looked for links between diet and acne. The authors said a growing body of evidence suggests a relationship. Study author Jennifer Burris, a dietician, "said researchers plan to conduct some randomized, controlled trials [...]

By | April 4th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Smartphone Apps for Melanoma?

Smartphone apps are inching onto the turf of doctors and medical-device makers, promising to measure heart rates, display X-ray images and detect skin cancer—and prompting concerns about how well they work and whether consumers may rely on their smartphones and skip seeing a doctor. The accuracy of such apps can vary significantly. Researchers at the [...]

Smartphone Apps for Melanoma?

Smartphone apps are inching onto the turf of doctors and medical-device makers, promising to measure heart rates, display X-ray images and detect skin cancer—and prompting concerns about how well they work and whether consumers may rely on their smartphones and skip seeing a doctor. The accuracy of such apps can vary significantly. Researchers at the [...]

By | April 3rd, 2013|News|0 Comments

Study: Sunbeds More Dangerous Than Spending Time In Midday Sun

The Daily Telegraph (UK) reports, "Experts have found that the risk of skin cancer from sunbeds is more than double that of spending the same length of time in the Mediterranean midday summer sun and most exceed safety standards." Investigators "tested levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from 400 sunbeds in England and found that nine [...]

By | March 22nd, 2013|Skin Care|0 Comments

Study: Sunbeds More Dangerous Than Spending Time In Midday Sun

The Daily Telegraph (UK) reports, "Experts have found that the risk of skin cancer from sunbeds is more than double that of spending the same length of time in the Mediterranean midday summer sun and most exceed safety standards." Investigators "tested levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from 400 sunbeds in England and found that nine [...]

By | March 22nd, 2013|News|0 Comments

Study: Skin Problems Responsible For Most Visits To Physicians

Medscape reports, "Most patients without acute conditions see their physicians not because of diabetes, heart disease, or cancer but because of skin problems, joint disorders, and back pain, according to an article published in the January issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings." Investigators came to this conclusion after analyzing "the medical records of residents of Olmstead [...]

By | March 20th, 2013|Skin Care|0 Comments

Dermatologists Blast Campaign Promoting Benefits Of Sunbed Use-sounds like the 1980’s and Cigarettes?

Dermatologists have slammed a new campaign by the tanning industry, that promotes the health benefits of sunbed use." According to the article, "the American Suntanning Association, which launched last month, downplays the relationship between skin cancer and UV radiation and suggests that indoor tanning could even help solve the vitamin D deficiency epidemic." However, the [...]

Dermatologists Blast Campaign Promoting Benefits Of Sunbed Use-sounds like the 1980’s and Cigarettes?

Dermatologists have slammed a new campaign by the tanning industry, that promotes the health benefits of sunbed use." According to the article, "the American Suntanning Association, which launched last month, downplays the relationship between skin cancer and UV radiation and suggests that indoor tanning could even help solve the vitamin D deficiency epidemic." However, the [...]

By | March 12th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Dermatologists Blast Campaign Promoting Benefits Of Sunbed Use-sounds like the 1980’s and Cigarettes?

Dermatologists have slammed a new campaign by the tanning industry, that promotes the health benefits of sunbed use." According to the article, "the American Suntanning Association, which launched last month, downplays the relationship between skin cancer and UV radiation and suggests that indoor tanning could even help solve the vitamin D deficiency epidemic." However, the [...]

By | March 12th, 2013|Skin Care|0 Comments

Hepatitis C May Be More Common In People With Tattoos

A a new study published online January 12, 2013 in Hepatology found a link between hepatitis C and tattoos. Researchers found that those with the virus were nearly four times more likely to have a tattoo. Researchers asked nearly 2,000 people about their hepatitis status and body art at outpatient clinics in New York between [...]

By | March 7th, 2013|Skin Care|0 Comments

Sunglasses, Hats May Help Prevent Photokeratitis

USA Today discusses photokeratitis, also known as snow blindness, a condition that "happens when intense ultraviolet (UV) light, often reflected off water, sand or snow, burns the cornea, the transparent dome-shaped window covering the front of the eye. It's also a hazard in tanning booths." Recovery takes about two or three days. Wearing sunglasses that [...]

By | March 5th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Sunglasses, Hats May Help Prevent Photokeratitis

USA Today discusses photokeratitis, also known as snow blindness, a condition that "happens when intense ultraviolet (UV) light, often reflected off water, sand or snow, burns the cornea, the transparent dome-shaped window covering the front of the eye. It's also a hazard in tanning booths." Recovery takes about two or three days. Wearing sunglasses that [...]

By | March 5th, 2013|Skin Care|0 Comments

Winter Skin

Dry winter air can wreak havoc on your skin — leaving it dry, itchy, and irritated; but there are many simple ways to combat dry skin and help keep your skin feeling moist and supple all winter long. Here are a few ways to get started 1. Invest in a humidifier. Using a humidifier in [...]

By | March 1st, 2013|News|0 Comments

Winter Skin

Dry winter air can wreak havoc on your skin — leaving it dry, itchy, and irritated; but there are many simple ways to combat dry skin and help keep your skin feeling moist and supple all winter long. Here are a few ways to get started 1. Invest in a humidifier. Using a humidifier in [...]

By | March 1st, 2013|Skin Care|0 Comments

UV Nail Lamps May Not Increase Keratinocyte Carcinoma Risk

HealthDay reports that according to a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, "UV lamps used at nail salons do not appear to significantly increase the risk of skin cancer." WebMD reports that "even if used weekly for 250 years," the lamps are not likely to cause skin cancer. Researchers arrived at this conclusion [...]

UV Nail Lamps May Not Increase Keratinocyte Carcinoma Risk

HealthDay reports that according to a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, "UV lamps used at nail salons do not appear to significantly increase the risk of skin cancer." WebMD reports that "even if used weekly for 250 years," the lamps are not likely to cause skin cancer. Researchers arrived at this conclusion [...]

By | February 28th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Some Medicines May Interact Adversely With Grapefruit

In print and in its "Well" blog, the New York Times reports that "Dr. David Bailey, a Canadian researcher," who, 20 years ago, described a life-threatening interaction that occurred after a patient taking "verapamil" consumed too much grapefruit juice, has released an "updated list of 85 medications "affected by grapefruit." They include standard "cholesterol-lowering drugs, [...]

By | February 27th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Melanoma Risk In Redheaded People May Be Genetic

A study in mice suggests that those among us with ginger hair and fair complexions face an elevated risk of" skin cancer "even when covered up." The research, "published online in the journal Nature, suggests that the same reddish-yellow pigment that gives rise to rusty locks and an inability to tan is itself a potential [...]

Climate Change May Mean More Pollen, Worse Allergy Seasons

"The Chart" blog reports that one of the effects of global climate change may be an increase in pollen in the air, according to an ongoing study at Rutgers University. According to Dr. Leonard Bielory, pollen counts are predicted to be "more than double" their current amounts by 2040. In addition to increased pollen counts, [...]

By | February 13th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Atopy May Be Linked To Increased Risk For More Severe Adverse Drug Reactions

Patients who have had an adverse drug reaction in the past, or who have a history of atopy, including asthma, eczema, or allergic rhinitis, might be at increased risk for more severe adverse drug reactions, according to a study presented...at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting. Investigators came to [...]

By | February 12th, 2013|News|0 Comments

San Diego Biotechs Working On Stem Cell Cures For Baldness, Other Conditions

Cures for diabetes, heart failure, and even baldness are being developed by San Diego companies; the last two already being tested in patients. Although "these treatments are still experimental -- success is far from certain -- they provide a preliminary indication that regenerative medicine is on the road to becoming a new growth area for [...]

By | January 17th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Scientists Create Synthetic, Self-Healing Skin

"Scientists say they have created a touch-sensitive plastic 'skin' that can heal itself when torn or cut," according to research published Nov. 11 in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. "The Stanford University team tested the healing ability of the synthetic skin by cutting a piece of it in half with a scalpel. They then gently pressed [...]

By | January 15th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Expert Warns Of Health Threats From Overuse Of Antibiotics

A 'whole swathe' of modern medicine is under threat from increasing resistance to antibiotics fuelled by the overuse of the drug. "Intensive care, organ transplant surgery and cancer treatment rely heavily on antibiotics to treat infections in extremely vulnerable patient. This "problem is being driven by the over-use of antibiotics in Britain and patients coming [...]

By | January 9th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Vitiligo Associated With Lower Risk For Skin Cancer

"Evidence suggests that patients with vitiligo have a reduced risk for both melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer, according to a study published online in the British Journal of Dermatology. After surveying 1,307 vitiligo patients and 788 without vitiligo, researchers found that "seven people in the vitiligo group and 12 in the control group had a [...]

Vitiligo Associated With Lower Risk For Skin Cancer

"Evidence suggests that patients with vitiligo have a reduced risk for both melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer, according to a study published online in the British Journal of Dermatology. After surveying 1,307 vitiligo patients and 788 without vitiligo, researchers found that "seven people in the vitiligo group and 12 in the control group had a [...]

By | January 8th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Toothpaste To Dry Out Pimples?

Chances are good that at some point you've put toothpaste on a pimple in an attempt to obliterate the thing. While it's a pinch-hitter for drying out skin when legit acne spot treatments aren't handy, how truly effective is this method "Toothpaste contains certain ingredients -- baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, menthol, essential oils, triclosan [...]

By | December 13th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Toothpaste To Dry Out Pimples?

Chances are good that at some point you've put toothpaste on a pimple in an attempt to obliterate the thing. While it's a pinch-hitter for drying out skin when legit acne spot treatments aren't handy, how truly effective is this method "Toothpaste contains certain ingredients -- baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, menthol, essential oils, triclosan [...]

By | December 13th, 2012|Skin Care|0 Comments

Analysis: Common Skin Cancers Associated With Indoor Tanning

At least 170,000 cases of skin cancer each year are linked to indoor tanning, according to an analysis published online in the British medical journal BMJ. These cancers include basal-cell carcinomas and squamous-cell carcinomas. The use of tanning beds was associated with a 67 percent increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma and a 29 percent [...]

By | December 11th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Review Adds Support To Association Between Psoriasis, Diabetes.

According to a review of 27 studies published online Oct. 15 in the Archives of Dermatology, people who have psoriasis may also have a 59% increased likelihood of developing diabetes than people who do not suffer from the skin condition. The review's authors theorized that psoriasis causes an inflammation which may heighten the risk for [...]

By | December 7th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Happy Holidays from the Aesthetic Center at Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting!

Sign up for a Complimentary Cosmetic Consult or a Free Venus Freeze for the Neck Free Venus Freeze - Venus Freeze is a device used to eliminate wrinkles, tighten skin, reduce cellulite and circumferential fat. Treat face, neck, arms, abdomen, bra and back fat, thighs! Patients worldwide love Venus treatments because they are effective, painless [...]

By | December 4th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Happy Holidays from the Aesthetic Center at Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting!

Sign up for a Complimentary Cosmetic Consult or a Free Venus Freeze for the Neck Free Venus Freeze - Venus Freeze is a device used to eliminate wrinkles, tighten skin, reduce cellulite and circumferential fat. Treat face, neck, arms, abdomen, bra and back fat, thighs! Patients worldwide love Venus treatments because they are effective, painless [...]

By | December 4th, 2012|Skin Care|0 Comments

Psoriasis Associated With Autoimmune Diseases

Patients with psoriasis are more than 50% more likely than patients without psoriasis to have at least one other autoimmune disease and are nearly twice as likely to have at least two other autoimmune diseases," according to a study published in the November print issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Researchers [...]

By | November 30th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Psoriasis Associated With Autoimmune Diseases

Patients with psoriasis are more than 50% more likely than patients without psoriasis to have at least one other autoimmune disease and are nearly twice as likely to have at least two other autoimmune diseases," according to a study published in the November print issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Researchers [...]

By | November 30th, 2012|Skin Care|0 Comments

Soap-And-Water Body Wipes, Showers Fight Skin Infections in Young Wrestlers

A study published in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, revealed that the use of soap-and-water body wipes, along with showering after competitions, helped decrease the number of skin infections found in high-school wrestlers. Researchers came to this conclusion after following 151 high-school wrestlers from Minnesota during two months in 2010. The soap-and-water wipes were [...]

By | November 24th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Soap-And-Water Body Wipes, Showers Fight Skin Infections in Young Wrestlers

A study published in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, revealed that the use of soap-and-water body wipes, along with showering after competitions, helped decrease the number of skin infections found in high-school wrestlers. Researchers came to this conclusion after following 151 high-school wrestlers from Minnesota during two months in 2010. The soap-and-water wipes were [...]

By | November 24th, 2012|Skin Care|0 Comments

Psoriasis May Increase Risk for Diabetes

Psoriasis may raise the risk of diabetes, according to a study presented at the European Society of Cardiology's annual meeting. The risk appears to be greatest among patients with severe psoriasis the study found. Compared with the general population, patients with mild psoriasis had a 49% increased risk of developing diabetes, and individuals with severe [...]

By | November 21st, 2012|News|0 Comments

Psoriasis May Increase Risk for Diabetes

Psoriasis may raise the risk of diabetes, according to a study presented at the European Society of Cardiology's annual meeting. The risk appears to be greatest among patients with severe psoriasis the study found. Compared with the general population, patients with mild psoriasis had a 49% increased risk of developing diabetes, and individuals with severe [...]

By | November 21st, 2012|Skin Care|0 Comments

FDA Requiring Labeling Changes to Sunscreen Labels

Sunscreen labels for products sold in the US will change. The Food and Drug Administration is requiring manufacturers to disclose whether products protect against two classes of ultraviolet rays -- UVA and UVB -- and whether they reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging or just sunburn alone. What’s more, manufacturers will [...]

By | November 7th, 2012|News|0 Comments

FDA Requiring Labeling Changes to Sunscreen Labels

Sunscreen labels for products sold in the US will change. The Food and Drug Administration is requiring manufacturers to disclose whether products protect against two classes of ultraviolet rays -- UVA and UVB -- and whether they reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging or just sunburn alone. What’s more, manufacturers will [...]

By | November 7th, 2012|Sunscreen|0 Comments

FDA Requiring Labeling Changes to Sunscreen Labels

Sunscreen labels for products sold in the US will change. The Food and Drug Administration is requiring manufacturers to disclose whether products protect against two classes of ultraviolet rays -- UVA and UVB -- and whether they reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging or just sunburn alone. What’s more, manufacturers will [...]

By | November 7th, 2012|Skin Care|0 Comments

Study: Sunscreens Of SPF 70 Or Higher May Provide Better Protection

"Sunscreen lotions with a sun protection factor (SPF) value of 70 or above provide better protection than those with an SPF of 30 or 50, even when under-applied," according to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. In 65 participants, "at applications of 0.5 mg/cm2, the average SPF for labeled [...]

By | November 2nd, 2012|Skin Care|0 Comments

Dr. Wolfe named a Patients’ Choice Award Winner for 2012

Among the select few physicians honored with the prestigious Patients' Choice Award this year is Dr. Jonathan Wolfe. In fact, of the nation's 870,000 active physicians and dentists, just five percent consistently received top scores from their patients on sites like Vitals (http://www.vitals.com), qualifying them for this honor in 2012. Millions of patients go online [...]

By | October 27th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Researchers Hone In On Vitamin D’s Role in Hair Growth

A considerable portion of the research on baldness prevention is now honing in on the role of vitamin D in hair growth. A receptor to which the vitamin binds is responsible for activating hair growth. In a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, researchers reported that a molecule called [...]

By | October 26th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Researchers Hone In On Vitamin D’s Role in Hair Growth

A considerable portion of the research on baldness prevention is now honing in on the role of vitamin D in hair growth. A receptor to which the vitamin binds is responsible for activating hair growth. In a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, researchers reported that a molecule called [...]

By | October 26th, 2012|Skin Care|0 Comments

FDA Warns L’Oreal Over Anti-Wrinkle Product Claims

The FDA warned L'Oréal's Lancôme USA subsidiary that its online ads falsely promotes anti-wrinkle products as having medical benefits. Quoting from the Warning Letter, the Journal notes that FDA particularly objected to Lancôme's claim that one of the anti-aging products "boosts the activity of genes and stimulates the production of youth proteins." The AP adds [...]

By | October 23rd, 2012|News|0 Comments

FDA Warns L’Oreal Over Anti-Wrinkle Product Claims

The FDA warned L'Oréal's Lancôme USA subsidiary that its online ads falsely promotes anti-wrinkle products as having medical benefits. Quoting from the Warning Letter, the Journal notes that FDA particularly objected to Lancôme's claim that one of the anti-aging products "boosts the activity of genes and stimulates the production of youth proteins." The AP adds [...]

By | October 23rd, 2012|Skin Care|0 Comments

Research Links Low Levels of Vitamin D to Increased Heart Risks

There is a firm association between low levels of vitamin D and higher rates of ischemic heart disease, MI, and early death, according to the largest epidemiological study to date to examine this issue. Investigators found that "those with the lowest levels of vitamin D had a 40% increased risk of ischemic heart disease, a [...]

By | October 19th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Research Links Low Levels of Vitamin D to Increased Heart Risks

There is a firm association between low levels of vitamin D and higher rates of ischemic heart disease, MI, and early death, according to the largest epidemiological study to date to examine this issue. Investigators found that "those with the lowest levels of vitamin D had a 40% increased risk of ischemic heart disease, a [...]

By | October 19th, 2012|Skin Care|0 Comments

Disposable Wristband May Help Protect Wearers From Sunburn

The Time (8/10, Sifferlin) "Healthland" blog reported that a new disposable wristband may "protect wearers from sunburn and skin-cancer risk by alerting them when to head into the shade." Specifically, "the new device lets people know when they're nearing their limit of ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure by changing color from yellow to pink as the [...]

By | October 18th, 2012|Skin Care|0 Comments

J&J To Remove Potential Carcinogens From Product Ingredients.

ABC World News (8/15, story 9, 0:25, Sawyer) reported, "There is a big announcement tonight from Johnson & Johnson. The company says it will change the ingredients in all its cosmetics, creams and baby items to guarantee they no longer contain even trace amounts of chemicals that could be linked to cancer. The company's been [...]

By | October 17th, 2012|Skin Care|0 Comments

Scientists Find Enzyme Implicated In Male-Pattern Baldness.

The UK's Telegraph (8/20, Adams) reports, "Scientists have found a single enzyme has a major role to play in male-pattern baldness," according to research published earlier this year in the journal Science Translational Medicine. In 17 men with thinning hair, researchers screened 250 genes that could play a role in hair loss and found that [...]

By | October 12th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Scientists Find Enzyme Implicated In Male-Pattern Baldness.

The UK's Telegraph (8/20, Adams) reports, "Scientists have found a single enzyme has a major role to play in male-pattern baldness," according to research published earlier this year in the journal Science Translational Medicine. In 17 men with thinning hair, researchers screened 250 genes that could play a role in hair loss and found that [...]

By | October 12th, 2012|Skin Care|0 Comments

People With Eczema, Asthma More Likely To Pass Conditions To Children Of Same Sex.

MedWire reported that according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, "women with eczema or asthma were more likely to pass these conditions on to their daughters than sons. Conversely, men with eczema or asthma were more likely to pass them on to their sons than [...]

By | October 9th, 2012|News|0 Comments

People With Eczema, Asthma More Likely To Pass Conditions To Children Of Same Sex.

MedWire reported that according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, "women with eczema or asthma were more likely to pass these conditions on to their daughters than sons. Conversely, men with eczema or asthma were more likely to pass them on to their sons than [...]

By | October 9th, 2012|Skin Care|0 Comments

Digital Aids May Help Improve Patient Performance Of Skin Self-Exams.

Patients' performance of skin self-exams improved significantly after a three-month program of computerized patient education, skin exam tutorials, and electronic reminders, according to a study published online in the Archives of Dermatology. In a 227-patient study, "as compared with a control group, patients randomized to the intervention were more than twice as likely to perform [...]

Digital Aids May Help Improve Patient Performance Of Skin Self-Exams.

Patients' performance of skin self-exams improved significantly after a three-month program of computerized patient education, skin exam tutorials, and electronic reminders, according to a study published online in the Archives of Dermatology. In a 227-patient study, "as compared with a control group, patients randomized to the intervention were more than twice as likely to perform [...]

By | September 26th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Opening of New Extension of DAOPM at Einstein- Montgomery Medical Complex Planned for late 2012

Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting will be the sole provider of dermatologic care at the new Einstein –Montgomery Medical Complex opening in late September, 2012. In October, Dermatology Associates will be opening a 1500 square foot satellite office in the medical complex. Creating a skin cancer consortium with the Departments of Surgery, Radiology and Oncology, [...]

By | September 18th, 2012|Skin Care|0 Comments

Melanoma Rates Rising in Young Adults: Are UV Lamps to blame?

New data suggest that the rate of melanoma among individuals age 18 to 39 is on the increase, with poor UV protection strategies implicated.Click to read Dr. Wolfe is a contributor to Practical Dermatology, a monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements and practice management for clinicians in the field.

By | September 18th, 2012|Skin Care|0 Comments

Opening of New Extension of DAOPM at Einstein- Montgomery Medical Complex Planned for late 2012

Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting will be the sole provider of dermatologic care at the new Einstein –Montgomery Medical Complex opening in late September, 2012. In October, Dermatology Associates will be opening a 1500 square foot satellite office in the medical complex. Creating a skin cancer consortium with the Departments of Surgery, Radiology and Oncology, [...]

By | September 18th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Benzophenones In Sunscreen May Be Associated With Higher Endometriosis Risk

Health Day (5/18) reports that a study published online in the Journal Environmental Science & Technology "links chemicals found in certain sunscreens to a higher risk of endometriosis." After examining "urine from 625 women from California and Utah," researchers found that "those diagnosed with endometriosis were more likely to have the highest levels of" benzophenone-type [...]

By | September 14th, 2012|Sunscreen|0 Comments

Benzophenones In Sunscreen May Be Associated With Higher Endometriosis Risk

Health Day (5/18) reports that a study published online in the Journal Environmental Science & Technology "links chemicals found in certain sunscreens to a higher risk of endometriosis." After examining "urine from 625 women from California and Utah," researchers found that "those diagnosed with endometriosis were more likely to have the highest levels of" benzophenone-type [...]

By | September 14th, 2012|Skin Care|0 Comments

Benzophenones In Sunscreen May Be Associated With Higher Endometriosis Risk

Health Day (5/18) reports that a study published online in the Journal Environmental Science & Technology "links chemicals found in certain sunscreens to a higher risk of endometriosis." After examining "urine from 625 women from California and Utah," researchers found that "those diagnosed with endometriosis were more likely to have the highest levels of" benzophenone-type [...]

By | September 14th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Clarifications on Sunscreen Protection to Be Delayed

The AP (5/11) reported that the Food and Drug Administration "is bowing to industry requests for more time to make clear how much protection" sunscreens "really offer," in large part because manufacturers complained they couldn't meet a June deadline to revise containers to show whether they protect against ultraviolet B rays and "the deeper-penetrating ultraviolet [...]

By | September 13th, 2012|Skin Care|0 Comments

ABC News Tests Sun-Protective Clothing

ABC World News (7/19) reported, "Skin cancer is the single most common cancer in the United States. ABC's Jim Avila informed the audience about all these new products promising to protect your family from the sun. Do they?" Avila explained that there is "a whole new category of expensive protection: sunscreen clothes, chemically treated to [...]

By | September 10th, 2012|Sunscreen|0 Comments

ABC News Tests Sun-Protective Clothing

ABC World News (7/19) reported, "Skin cancer is the single most common cancer in the United States. ABC's Jim Avila informed the audience about all these new products promising to protect your family from the sun. Do they?" Avila explained that there is "a whole new category of expensive protection: sunscreen clothes, chemically treated to [...]

By | September 10th, 2012|News|0 Comments

New office location to open September 2012

NEW OFFICE! Now Accepting Appointments! Einstein-Medical Center Montgomery Medical Arts Building 609 W. Germantown Pike #200, East, Norriton, PA 19403 P (610) 828-0400 F (610) 828-3869 Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting will be the sole provider of dermatological care at the new Einstein-Montgomery Hospital opening in September 2012. As part of a greater than 300 [...]

By | September 8th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Young People May Not Perceive Tanning Beds As A Particular Danger.

MSNBC /MyHealthNewsDaily (6/20, Rowan) reports that, according to a research letter published June 18 in the Archives of Dermatology, adolescents and young adults perceive "health risks everywhere around them, so tanning beds don't stand out as a particular danger." After surveying 600 college students, researchers "found that, of those who said they'd ever used a [...]

By | September 7th, 2012|Skin Care|0 Comments

Young People May Not Perceive Tanning Beds As A Particular Danger.

MSNBC /MyHealthNewsDaily (6/20, Rowan) reports that, according to a research letter published June 18 in the Archives of Dermatology, adolescents and young adults perceive "health risks everywhere around them, so tanning beds don't stand out as a particular danger." After surveying 600 college students, researchers "found that, of those who said they'd ever used a [...]

By | September 7th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Tips on Avoiding Green Hair from Summer Swims

Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting recommends using conditioners with cyclomethicone or dimethicone, or even olive oil or coconut oil, in the hair before swimming, and rinsing hair thoroughly afterwards. Vinegar, lemon juice and even tomato juice will help remove the green tint from swimming-pool hair. We also recommend that people wear hats once outside of [...]

By | August 31st, 2012|Skin Care|0 Comments

Tips on Avoiding Green Hair from Summer Swims

Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting recommends using conditioners with cyclomethicone or dimethicone, or even olive oil or coconut oil, in the hair before swimming, and rinsing hair thoroughly afterwards. Vinegar, lemon juice and even tomato juice will help remove the green tint from swimming-pool hair. We also recommend that people wear hats once outside of [...]

By | August 31st, 2012|News|0 Comments

Support for Population-Based Skin Cancer Screenings

A new study offers data to show that general skin cancer screenings by dermatologists and properly trained physicians can reduce morbidity and mortality. read article Dr. Wolfe is a contributor to Practical Dermatology, a monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements and practice management for clinicians in the field.

Support for Population-Based Skin Cancer Screenings

A new study offers data to show that general skin cancer screenings by dermatologists and properly trained physicians can reduce morbidity and mortality. read article Dr. Wolfe is a contributor to Practical Dermatology, a monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements and practice management for clinicians in the field.

By | March 20th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Dear 16-year-old Me

If you have moles, or if you know someone with moles-please watch this video. It educates you in way that drives home the need for team work when dealing with the melanoma problem-look at your self-and if you see anything strange--call us, leave a message, email us.....we will see you. Nothing is silly. Contact Us [...]

By | February 25th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Kids and Sunscreen Use

The Los Angeles Times reports that "kids are bad about using sunscreen consistently," according to a study published Jan. 23 online in Pediatrics. Researchers studied fifth-grade children in Massachusetts and then re-surveyed the same 360 children three years later. The results showed that half of the children reported routinely wearing sunscreen initially, but only 25% [...]

By | January 25th, 2012|Sunscreen|0 Comments

Kids and Sunscreen Use

The Los Angeles Times reports that "kids are bad about using sunscreen consistently," according to a study published Jan. 23 online in Pediatrics. Researchers studied fifth-grade children in Massachusetts and then re-surveyed the same 360 children three years later. The results showed that half of the children reported routinely wearing sunscreen initially, but only 25% [...]

By | January 25th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Aging Skin

Exposure to ultraviolet radiation is the main cause of premature aging. UV radiation is emitted not only by the sun but also by indoor tanning beds. Sunscreen, particularly a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects the skin from both UVA and UVB is one of the most effective ways to prevent wrinkling and aging of the [...]

By | January 19th, 2012|Skin Care|0 Comments

Skin Cancer: Important Developments in Treatment and Prevention

As novel agents come to market or advance through phase III trials and new evidence emerges in the realm of chemoprevention, cancer therapy is advancing. read article Dr. Wolfe is a contributor to Practical Dermatology, a monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements and practice management for clinicians in the field.

Moisturizers

“Dry skin”, or xerosis, is an extremely common problem, and our society, and its advertising suggest that we have a simple solution - just apply a moisturizer. The marketplace has a great number of products to moisturize the skin and dermatologists divide them into different classes, based on how they work. These classes include: Occlusives [...]

Myths Versus Truths about Vitamin D and the Sun

Myth: Independent scientific research has shown that exposure to sun increased production of vitamin D which helped lower risk for diseases including cancer, diabetes, and depression. Therefore, moderate amounts of unprotected sun exposure are necessary for good health. Reality: A very good study showed that patients can have normal vitamin D levels despite a lack [...]

By | February 12th, 2011|Skin Care|0 Comments

Antioxidants in Sunscreens: Not ready for Prime Time!

Vitamins, supplements, and “age defying” skin creams touting antioxidant ingredients all vie for consumer’s attention. However, there is little scientific evidence to document a benefit from these agents. Surely fruits and vegetables are essential to overall health and provide important benefits for proper functioning, but there are no controlled studies utilizing antioxidants which prove their [...]

By | October 7th, 2010|Skin Care|0 Comments

Antioxidants in Sunscreens: Not ready for Prime Time!

Vitamins, supplements, and “age defying” skin creams touting antioxidant ingredients all vie for consumer’s attention. However, there is little scientific evidence to document a benefit from these agents. Surely fruits and vegetables are essential to overall health and provide important benefits for proper functioning, but there are no controlled studies utilizing antioxidants which prove their [...]

By | June 7th, 2010|Sunscreen|0 Comments

Sunscreens: What you need to know

Sunscreens can modify one of the biggest risk factors for skin cancer-sun exposure. What are sunscreens? Sunscreens are products that protect the skin from damage caused by ultraviolet radiation (UVR). They do this by using chemicals that absorb and/or block sunlight. Many sunscreens are a combination of chemicals. Sun=Ultraviolet Radiation: There are three types of [...]

By | June 7th, 2010|Sunscreen|0 Comments

What’s new in sunscreens for the summer of 2010

The first sunscreens were developed to prevent severe sunburn for military personnel spending long hours under intense sunlight. Today, they are associated with a wide range of purposes, from reducing skin aging to decreasing the risk of skin cancer. The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) fourth annual Sunscreen Guide gave low marks to current sunscreens available [...]

Rising Skin Cancer Rates are a Global Reality

One group of researchers questions the skin cancer epidemic, but the overwhelming evidence suggests that rates are rising. read article Dr. Wolfe is a contributor to Practical Dermatology, a monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements and practice management for clinicians in the field.

Affirming the Benefits of Full Body Skin Exams… And Overcoming Obstacles

Dermatologist-initiated full body skin exams identify skin cancers when they are most treatable. So why are some patients still not receiving exams? read article Dr. Wolfe is a contributor to Practical Dermatology, a monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements and practice management for clinicians in the field.

Sunscreen Suggestions for the Summer of 2009

For Everyday Coverage Biore Dual Fusion Moisturizer SPF 30……$15.00 Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50……..$14.00 ROC Complete Lift Daily Moisturizer SPF 30….$22.00 Vaseline Aloe Fresh Protecting Lotion with SPF 15…. $5.50 Olay complete All Day Moisture Lotion SPF 15……$9.00 Clinique SPF 30 Face Cream…..$17.50 For Days in the Sun Coppertone NutraShield SPF70+ with Dual Defense…..$10.50 Neutrogena [...]

By | June 2nd, 2009|Sunscreen|0 Comments

Why Recent Negative Findings About Skin Cancer Screening are Good for Dermatologists

A recent data analysis doesn't support screenings by PCPs, but they still can be a vital component of bringing skin cancer education and care to a large population of patients. read article Dr. Wolfe is a contributor to Practical Dermatology, a monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements and practice management for [...]

Non-Surgical Approaches in Skin Cancer Management

Topical immunomodulators and PDT have received much attention lately, but other non-surgical trends are emerging. Here’s a look at them. read article Dr. Wolfe is a contributor to Practical Dermatology, a monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements and practice management for clinicians in the field.

Rethinking Tumorigenesis in Melanoma and Other Cancers

Recent findings question a current theory of tumorigenesis, suggesting new avenues for research and therapeutic development. read article Dr. Wolfe is a contributor to Practical Dermatology, a monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements and practice management for clinicians in the field.

High Risk SCC: What Factors Predict Recurrence and Metastasis?

Data shed light on risk factors associated with aggressive SCC, allowing dermatologists to identify and properly follow high-risk patients. read article Dr. Wolfe is a contributor to Practical Dermatology, a monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements and practice management for clinicians in the field.

Playing with Fire: UV Exposure Patterns, Distribution of Nevi, & Risks to Young Patients

Data suggest that both cumulative exposure and short-term exposure to intense UV levels promote formation of melanocytic nevi—well-known indicators of melanoma risk. read article Dr. Wolfe is a contributor to Practical Dermatology, a monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements and practice management for clinicians in the field.

Computer-Assisted Viewing for the Detection of Small-Diameter Melanomas

Though important, early identification of small-diameter melanomas can be difficult. A computer-assisted viewing system may aid detection. read article Dr. Wolfe is a contributor to Practical Dermatology, a monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements and practice management for clinicians in the field.

New Evidence Provides Insight Regarding Rates of NMSC in Men

Research in mice suggests that males respond to UVB irradiation differently than women do, suggesting a possible basis of higher cancer rates. read article Dr. Wolfe is a contributor to Practical Dermatology, a monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements and practice management for clinicians in the field.

New Evidence Provides Insight Regarding Rates of NMSC in Men

Research in mice suggests that males respond to UVB irradiation differently than women do, suggesting a possible basis of higher cancer rates. read article Dr. Wolfe is a contributor to Practical Dermatology, a monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements and practice management for clinicians in the field.

By | January 2nd, 2008|Sunscreen|0 Comments

BRAF-mutant Melanoma: Another Angle in the Genetics of Skin Cancer

Research suggests that BRAF mutations in the presence of particular MC1R variants influences melanoma susceptibility. read article Dr. Wolfe is a contributor to Practical Dermatology, a monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements and practice management for clinicians in the field.

Weigh In Regarding Proposed Changes to Sunscreen Labeling and UVA Rating

The comment period for the FDA’s proposed label revisions ends next month. Here’s a recap of key points. read article Dr. Wolfe is a contributor to Practical Dermatology, a monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements and practice management for clinicians in the field.

By | October 8th, 2007|Sunscreen|0 Comments

Pediatric Melanoma: New Thoughts on Incidence and Patient Characteristics

Pediatric melanoma remains rare, though the incidence continues to climb. Researchers offer fresh analysis of this troubling presentation. read article Dr. Wolfe is a contributor to Practical Dermatology, a monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements and practice management for clinicians in the field.

Metastatic Thin Melanoma: Can We Identify At-risk Patients?

Survival rates for thin melanoma are high, but some individuals develop potentially fatal metastatic disease. read article Dr. Wolfe is a contributor to Practical Dermatology, a monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements and practice management for clinicians in the field.

Increased Skin Cancer Rates Under 40: Lessons for Patients and Dermatologists

A rising incidence of nonmelanoma skin cancer among men and women below age 40 demonstrates a need for good prevention and detection strategies. read article Dr. Wolfe is a contributor to Practical Dermatology, a monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements and practice management for clinicians in the field.

Increased Skin Cancer Rates Under 40: Lessons for Patients and Dermatologists

A rising incidence of nonmelanoma skin cancer among men and women below age 40 demonstrates a need for good prevention and detection strategies. read article Dr. Wolfe is a contributor to Practical Dermatology, a monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements and practice management for clinicians in the field.

By | September 2nd, 2005|Sunscreen|0 Comments

WHO Issues Sunbed Warning, But Will Patients Listen?

In a recent statement, the World Health Organization recommended no person under 18 should tan, highlighting the long-term risks of UV exposure. read article Dr. Wolfe is a contributor to Practical Dermatology, a monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements and practice management for clinicians in the field.

WHO Issues Sunbed Warning, But Will Patients Listen?

In a recent statement, the World Health Organization recommended no person under 18 should tan, highlighting the long-term risks of UV exposure. read article Dr. Wolfe is a contributor to Practical Dermatology, a monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements and practice management for clinicians in the field.

By | July 2nd, 2005|Skin Care|0 Comments

Sun Protection: What We and Our Patients Need to Know

To preserve their health and the appearance of their skin, patients need straightforward, practical advice on susncreen selection and protection strategies. read article Dr. Wolfe is a contributor to Practical Dermatology, a monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements and practice management for clinicians in the field.

Sun Exposure and Melanoma Survival: The Devil is in the Details

A controversial researcher is back with new data on melanoma that contradict long-held beliefs. But the study isn't perfect. read article Dr. Wolfe is a contributor to Practical Dermatology, a monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements and practice management for clinicians in the field.

Prevention and Early Detection of Malignant Melanoma

Dr. Wolfe has contributed to American Family Physician®, a peer reviewed journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians. RICHARD L. EDMAN, M.D., Kupat Holim Clalit, Haifa, Israel JONATHAN T. WOLFE, M.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania In addressing the problem of malignant melanoma, family physicians should empha-size primary prevention. This includes educating patients about [...]

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