Skin Care

Avène Launches Eczema Awareness Program

Avène Launches Eczema Awareness Program

In recognition of the National Eczema Association’s Eczema Awareness Month campaign, sensitive skincare line Eau Thermale Avène has introduced its #AveneHope program.

The company shares the story of Aidan Moffett, an 11-year-old boy from McKinney, Texas, who has been coping with atopic dermatitis almost since birth. He was unable to attend school or play with his friends, as his was a resistant cases. But then Aidan discovered the Avène Hydrotherapy Center, where he found a safe, non-drug alternative to control his symptoms.

Redefining Microdermabrasion

Micro-resurfacing may be a better term for the wide variety of noninvasive physical exfoliation treatments now available.
Redefining  Microdermabrasion

Developed in Italy in 1985, the first microdermabrasion machine blasted the epidermis with aluminum oxide crystals to remove the outermost layer of dead cells and then vacuumed away the debris to reveal fresh, glowing skin. While the results are much the same today, the process now involves a dizzying array of micro-exfoliation choices. In addition to aluminum oxide, microdermabrasion machines now spray sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate and magnesium oxide. Some devices don’t use crystals at all.

A Clear Outcome

Reducing the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation following skin resurfacing treatments.
A Clear Outcome

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is one of the most common adverse events seen in patients who undergo laser or chemical peel resurfacing. The cutaneous inflammation caused by the heat and/or epidermal injury leads to an overproduction of melanin. Providers can reduce the risk of PIH by recognizing high-risk patients and prescribing comprehensive pre- and postprocedure skincare regimens.

Novan Phase 3 Pivotal Trials Fully Enrolled

Novan has announced that the last patient has been randomized in its two identically designed Phase 3 pivotal clinical trials to evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical nitric oxide-releasing product candidate SB204 gel for the treatment of acne vulgaris. More than 2,600 subjects have been enrolled ahead of schedule, and Novan expects to report top-line results in the first quarter of 2017.

The company’s Phase 3 program includes three studies:

Factors Affecting Sunscreen Habits

Factors Affecting Sunscreen Habits

In an effort to better understand where sunscreen education and awareness programs are most needed, the Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE), a nonprofit aimed at reducing the incidence of melanoma, conducted an independent national survey of 1,016 adults. The poll inquired about the frequency of sunscreen application by season, sunscreen preference and opinions about free public sunscreen.

The survey revealed the following areas of concern: