Research Round-Up


Research Round-Up — Pubic Hair Grooming and Hair Removal Injuries

For this week’s research round-up, we’re going to be focusing on hair. Most of our body surface area is covered in hair. And as people, we love to mess with our hair. Whether it’s styling the hair on our heads, removing unwanted hair, or trying to grow back the hair we’ve lost, Americans are pretty hair obsessed. This week’s dermatology research comes from JAMA Dermatology and the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. Most Women Report Some Pubic Hair Grooming A national survey of 3,316 found that 84% of women report grooming their pubic hair in some way. (1) The researchers found […]


Research Round-Up — Kybella and Treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Today’s dermatology research round-up includes an article from 2 major dermatology journals: JAMA Dermatology and the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. This week I’ll be discussing the clinical trial results from Kybella and a new treatment for severe Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Results from the Clinical Trial of Kybella (ATX-101) Kybella has been available to the general public for over a year now. The results from one of the phase 3 clinical trials of Kybella were recently published in a major dermatology journal. (1) This clinical trial randomized 516 patients to receive either Kybella or placebo injections. The patients were […]


Research Round-Up — Eczema, Acne, & Sunscreen

Today’s dermatology research round-up includes an article from each of the major dermatology journals: JAMA Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and Journal of Investigative Dermatology. This week I’ll be discussing new research in eczema, acne, and sunscreens. Eczema Is More Likely to Persist in Certain Patients A systematic review of 45 studies found that childhood eczema (atopic dermatitis) tends to remit by adulthood in most patients. However, certain patients such as those with late onset disease, long course of disease, and severe disease are more likely to suffer from eczema throughout their life. This research included 110,651 […]