Fact: Although the vast majority of melanocytic (or pigmented) moles with hairs are benign, a new study published in the March 2007 issue of JAAD references three cases where the presence of one or more hairs in a pigmented lesion proved to be invasive melanoma.
A study published in the January 2004 issue of JAAD compared the stage of initial melanoma diagnosis of African-American patients versus Caucasian patients and their respective prognoses.
The same issue of JAAD
presents the recommendations of a multi- disciplinary group of internationally recognized physicians who reviewed the latest clinical evidence and developed guidelines for the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of primary focal hyperhidrosis, which can affect the underarms, palms of the hands, soles of the feet, face and other areas.
In the 1996 study "Effects of alpha hydroxy acids on photoaged skin," reported by JAAD
- 1996; 34: 187-195, specific changes associated with the use of AHAs in treating sun-damaged skin included an increase in epidermal thickness, dispersal of melanin pigmentation, and skin normalization(1).