JDD March 2021 Issue Highlights: From OTC Products for Acne to MMS for Genital Skin Cancer
JDD MARCH 2021 ISSUE
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
The March issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology features an outstanding line-up of articles with topics ranging from OTC products for acne to Mohs Micrographic Surgery for genital skin cancer. Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights: Advisors agreed that OTC products and skincare recommendations, in addition to the use of prescription medications, …
Prescribing Low-Dose Naltrexone for Skin Disease
Low-dose naltrexone (LDN) for skin disease
by James J. Contestable, MD on
Have you prescribed low-dose Naltrexone for skin disease?  Not sure why it works? Not sure how best to use it, or how to prescribe it? Feel like you could use more information to help you more safely and effectively utilize this medication? I myself utilize this medication for itch but have had mixed success.  Enter Dr. Bodemer and her recent lecture. During the 2020 Integrative Dermatology S …
Patient Buzz: Tattoo-Related Skin Reactions
Tattoo-related skin reactions
by Allison Sit on
Allure recently wrote an article about why tattoos can become itchy and raised. What common and uncommon skin reactions should dermatologists keep in mind when treating tattooed patients? For an expert opinion, I contacted Rhode Island dermatologist Matthew Willett, MD, FAAD. What common skin reactions can occur in people shortly after getting a tattoo? The most common acute skin reaction …
Cannula vs. Needle for Dermal Fillers
cannula vs. needle
by Mojgan Hosseinipour, DO on
Over the last ten years, the use of cosmetic fillers has become increasingly popular. Historically, delivery of cosmetic tissue fillers has been through a sharp hypodermic needle. However, new blunt-tipped needles, called microcannulas, are gaining popularity with aesthetic injectors. The decision to use needle vs. cannula is the choice of the injector, but the advantages of using a blunt-tipped c …