Patient Buzz Series: COVID-19 Fallout
COVID-19 vaccine and fillers
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This month’s Patient Buzz includes news about dermatologic concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Are stress-related body acne and hair loss on the rise? What is the science behind stress and the skin? Are dermal filler patients at risk of side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine? Review this list of dermatology articles and be ready for your patients’ questions: Allure: Laser …
Patient Buzz: Misdiagnosed Skin Conditions
Differential diagnosis
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Women’s Health recently wrote an article about four skin conditions that are commonly misdiagnosed. Why do primary care providers sometimes misdiagnose common skin conditions? What conditions are challenging for dermatologists to diagnose? What steps can a dermatologist take to make a differential diagnosis? For expert advice, I contacted Steve Daveluy, MD, FAAD, associate professor and pr …
Patient Buzz Series: Skincare Product No-Nos
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Mistakes when using skincare products is a common theme among the articles in this month’s Patient Buzz. What happens when cleansing oils are applied to wet skin? Is bar soap good for the face? Does menthol help or hurt chapped lips? Is the sunscreen in a facial moisturizer enough to protect the skin? Be prepared for your patients’ questions, including how to use skincare products, by revie …
Patient Buzz: Can hair greying be slowed?
hair greying
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Coveteur recently wrote an article asking if hair greying can be slowed. For expert advice, I contacted Chesahna Kindred, MD, MBA, FAAD, a dermatologist in practice in Columbia, Md. Is it possible to slow the greying of hair?   In several of my alopecia patients, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) reverses grey hair. The repigmentation persists when patients keep up with maintenance therapy. In …
Patient Buzz Series: Masks & The Skin
Patient Buzz Series November 2020
by Allison Sit on
This month’s Patient Buzz includes articles that address skin issues from wearing face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Does exercising in a mask cause “maskne?”  Are face mask brackets helpful or hurtful in preventing skin irritation? Review this list of dermatology news in the consumer press and be prepared for your patient’s questions about face masks and other skincare topics in …