A 36-year-old member asked:
what is the next break through in dermatology?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Richard Bensinger answered
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Skin replacement: There are many areas of investigation in dermatology such as better treatment for tumors like melanoma and treatment for chronic conditions like psoriasis and eczema. A most interesting line of investigation is to develop an artificial skin to replace skin damaged by disease or trauma. This would be a fabulous breakthrough. Do you have any ideas for a skin breakthrough?
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Antonio Cruz answered
14 years experience Dermatology
Tough call: I think being able to diagnose a melanoma or skin cancer with rapid and simple imaging modalities may be more readily available. Advances in skin cancer and melanoma therapies are progressing. Even needle free neurotoxin delivery may be big breakthroughs.
Answered on Nov 7, 2012
Dr. Robert Jackson answered
42 years experience Dermatology
Gene therapy : Gene therapy is next big break through. However biologics are helping in psoriasis.
Answered on Aug 17, 2012
Dr. M. Christine Lee answered
27 years experience Dermatology
Gene therapy: Targeted gene therapy, finding the gene causing a disease and then targeting therapy to fix or replace the defective gene. This could be the basis for future treatment of all skin diseases, skin cancer, and anti-aging therapies.
Answered on Jul 22, 2016
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