Editor notes: Experimental Dermatology

Editor notes: Experimental Dermatology

Sindhu Priya Dhas*, Ph.D

Department of Bioinformatics, School of Biosciences and Technology, VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding author: Sindhu Priya Dhas, Department of Bioinformatics, School of Biosciences and Technology, VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Journal provides paths from molecular studies to clinical investigations, providing new information that can be reviewed with speed and efficiently. Journal provides valid information about normal and pathological processes in skin development, aging and treatment, as well as basic research into histology of dermal and dermal structures that provide clinical insights and potential treatment options.

Jacobs Journal of Experimental Dermatology of volume 1 issue 2 published articles talks on initial clinical experience on VoluDerm™ -micro-needle technology for treating skin laxity and wrinkles and the safety and effectiveness of the novel VO technology [1], the development of healthcare measurement tools based on a case study regarding the psoriasis area and its severity index against the well-established methodologies in healthcare research [2], described the geometric distribution of mean nevi among university students [3].

In the past years, fractional radiofrequency (RF) systems have been popular skin rejuvenation and anti-aging procedures for the treatment of wrinkles, scars and general facial enhancement with minimal risk. These technologies were developed to serve as a viable alternative to the harsher treatments. The newest fractional RF technology came to market known as VoluDerm™ (VO). VO delivers energy into the dermis by a matrix of micro-needles that penetrate the skin stimulating a controlled wound effect that promotes a natural fractional healing process for dermal volume enhancement and skin resurfacing. Steven D. Shapiro. [1]., talks on initial clinical experience on VoluDerm™ micro-needle technology for treating skin laxity and wrinkles and also evaluated the safety and effectiveness of the novel VO technology. However, the treatment photos demonstrated skin volume enhancement along with improvement of skin texture and diminished appearance of wrinkles. No significant adverse effects were detected. Hence, it is concluded that the VoluDerm is a safe and effective micro-needle technology for dermal volumizing and treatment of wrinkles with minimal pain and no downtime.

Raed Alhusayen. [2]., presented a review article on the development of healthcare measurement tools based on a case study regarding the psoriasis area and its severity index against the well-established methodologies in healthcare research. To assess the response to the treatment, investigators introduced the PASI as a new measurement tool for assessing the severity of disorder. The PASI uses the affected body area and lesion characteristics to determine a global PASI score. The PASI is administered by a physician. The average dermatologist is familiar with the signs of psoriasis included in that tool, and the PASI does not require special equipment for its administration. It is concluded, although the PASI has reasonable validity, the lack of comprehensive development methodology resulted in some limitations of its evaluative characteristics. In addition, the feasibility of the PASI in clinical setting is conditional on adequate time allocation.

Melanocytic nevi are one of the strongest predictors of risk for cutaneous malignant melanoma and studies have consistently showed that individuals with an increased number of nevi are at an increased risk of developing cutaneous melanoma. Leslie K. Dennis. [3]., aimed to describe the geometric distribution of mean nevi among university students with high levels of tanning by various factors including gender, skin type, skin color, and number of tanning sessions. On this account, a survey and skin examination of fraternity-affiliated university students, since sorority students are thought to have high levels of intentional tanning was carried out. From results, higher mean nevus counts were seen among females, individuals with self-reported fair complexion, and among those who had higher artificial UVR tanning rates. It is concluded that the association of increased mean nevi with increasing artificial UVR tanning was not explained by sun sensitivity factors. Thus, skin cancer prevention efforts should be aimed at young females who frequent tanning salons.

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Reference

  1. Steven D. Voluderm Micro-Needle Technology for Treating Skin Laxity and Wrinkles-Initial Clinical Experience. J J Exper Derm. 2015, 1(2): 006.
  2. Alhusayen R. The Development of Healthcare Measurement Tools: a Case Study of the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index. J J Expt Derm Res. 2015, 1(2): 007.

Dennis L K. Mean Nevus Counts By Sun Sensitivity Factors, Frequency of Artificial UV Tanning and Sunburns among Sorority and Fraternity-Affiliated University Students. J J Expt Derm Res. 2015, 1(2): 008.

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