Board-certified dermatologist Bruce H. Thiers, MD, FAAD, has been elected to lead the American Academy of Dermatology. He will be installed as president-elect in March 2019 and hold the office of president for one year beginning in March 2020.
The American Academy of Dermatology Association recommends that everyone protect themselves from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays and perform regular self-exams to check themselves for signs of skin cancer.
Board-certified dermatologist Dirk M. Elston, MD, FAAD, the current deputy editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology will step into his new role in July 2018, succeeding board-certified dermatologist Bruce H. Thiers, MD, FAAD, who has served as editor for the past 10 years.
The skin is the body’s largest organ, so it’s important to take good care of it. However, doing so doesn’t necessarily mean breaking the bank, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology. In fact, petroleum jelly, a common, inexpensive product found in most people’s medicine cabinets, can have multiple skin care uses for the entire family.
In addition to safely performing cosmetic procedures to improve the skin’s appearance and providing advice to help people care for their skin at home, board-certified dermatologists can diagnose more than 3,000 skin, hair and nail diseases and provide effective medical and surgical treatment.