Without patients, clinical research doesn’t happen. Advances in medicine depend on research study participation. Despite the energy and resources put into recruiting, enrolling study participants remains a challenge. If you’re unfamiliar with clinical research, maybe the benefits aren’t so obvious as it is to those of us who are not on the patient side. Here we help to explain the benefits of participating in clinical trials, as well as examine some of the factors that affect research study enrollment.Read More
When it comes to your skincare routine, it’s best to treat it like your closet. Depending on the season, you’ll likely have to swap out some pieces in favor of more suitable options. The skin’s behavior can change along with the seasons, and fall can bring about more breakouts, dryness and dull skin. You don’t necessarily have to overhaul your skincare routine, but minor tweaks may help you to maintain a healthy complexion. Consider incorporating these suggestions into your fall skincare routine for a smoother transition into cooler weather.Read More
The answer is yes. While there are many contributing factors to teenage acne, the main differences between boys and girls are linked to elevated levels of certain hormones. Here we’ll explore the role that hormones play in the development of those unwanted spots.Read More
Spring is in full swing in Central Texas, and that means grass, tree and ragweed pollen levels are high. For many people (over 24 million in the U.S.), seasonal allergies wreak havoc on the sinuses, but did you know that they could be affecting your skin?Read More
The answer, of course, is a resounding “YES”. Clinical trials, aka research studies, aka randomized control trials (RCTs) are one reason for the dramatic increase in life expectancy in the 20th century. Before RCTs, well-meaning scientists and doctors were incorrectly lead to believe their treatments worked by way of wishful thinking and arrogance, according to Simply Statistics.
There are several perks of clinical trial participation which were highlighted in a previous post, Research Study Participation: 5 Benefits to You and Others.Read More
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you either have rosacea or think there’s a possibility you may have it. Rosacea is characterized by facial redness (caused by overactive blood vessels under the skin that dilate and cause flushing), red bumps, and pimples. In honor of National Rosacea Awareness Month and in an effort to gain a better understanding of this disorder, here are 8 surprising rosacea facts you may not already know.Read More
A recent survey found that more than 10% of adults could be afflicted by eczema, but there’s still a lot of misinformation floating around about it. Here we’ll discuss some common eczema myths and give you some advice on how to control the condition, in hopes of shedding some light on the issue.Read More
Spring is in full force in Central Texas and we’re already experiencing 80-degree temperatures. A change of season can mean a change in skin behavior, often resulting in breakouts, dryness and a general lackluster appearance. Now is a good time to prep your summer skincare routine in advance of those hot summer days.Read More
Do you remember when you got your first breakout? Teenage years are challenging for both kids and parents, and watching your child suffer through the anxiety caused by pimples can be frustrating if you’re not sure how to help them. Helping teenagers deal with acne takes a bit of research and some trial and error. Here are 6 steps you can take toward alleviating your teen’s acne woes.Read More
Medical discoveries are not possible without volunteers. Research positively impacts the lives of people every day, but research needs YOU. Too many studies end early because there aren’t enough volunteers. If you have a skin condition, see if you qualify for any of the studies currently enrolling at DermResearch.
Participating in a research study offers several benefits. Here are 5 ways that you can make an important impact in the research world and improve your own life, as well as the lives of others.Read More
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and you might not know it, but many of the common, seasonal ingredients used to create your holiday meal also have benefits for your skin. While indulging in some of your favorite foods this Thanksgiving, indulge your skin at the same time! Here are 7 Thanksgiving ingredients our skin can be thankful for this holiday season.Read More