Welcome to FIRST Members and Followers

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Welcome members of the FIRST family to our website, dedicated to providing up-to-date and reliable information on the skin and the skin barrier in health and disease. As professors, physicians and researchers in dermatology at the University of California San Francisco, we’ve spent our careers studying the inside-out of skin. There are many misconceptions about the skin, and it’s not always easy to know how to best care for it.

We hope you will take a moment to look around our site. Here are topics of potential interest.

We also offer a Special Report, Taking Good Care of Your Skin, which you can subscribe to on the right. It offers up-to-date scientific information on how the skin works and practical information for how to care for it. To get your copy and receive periodic updates by email, just sign up. (Then check your email and click the link to Confirm your Subscription)

Thank you!
Peter M. Elias, M.D. and Mary L. Williams, M.D.

Copyright © 2013 Elias and Williams

Disclaimer: This website is for informational purposes only. Use of this website is not intended to substitute for professional medical judgment or advice. This website does not provide medical advice and nothing contained herein is intended to constitute professional advice for medical diagnosis or treatment.You should always consult a doctor regarding any skin care or medical problems or conditions. See our Terms of Use.