Second report on dermatology trends released

July 23, 2007

Results showed 23% of dermatologists now utilize photodynamic therapy to treat actinic keratosis, and 50% of dermatologists have decreased their reliance on antibiotics to treat acne out of concern for growing resistance.

Galderma has released the second edition of a quality report outlining key trends affecting the practice of dermatology. Results showed 23% of dermatologists now utilize photodynamic therapy to treat actinic keratosis, compared with only 9% in 2004. Also, 50% of dermatologists have decreased their reliance on antibiotics to treat acne out of concern for growing resistance. This was up from 42% in 2004. In addition, many dermatologists say they now factor in the patient's out-of-pocket expenses associated with tiered co-pays when making treatment decisions. The report was created based on results of a survey of more than 200 dermatologists, managed care organization decision-makers, and employer groups. A complimentary copy of the Galderma Quality Report for Dermatology & Managed Care, Volume 2, can be ordered at