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
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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 …
Patient Buzz: Snail Slime Skin Care – The Expert Weighs In
snail slime skin care
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Women's Health recently wrote an article about the benefits of snail slime (also known as snail mucin) in skincare products. Does research support claims of hydrating and anti-aging benefits? Should dermatologists recommend snail mucin products? For expert advice, I contacted dermatologist Angelo Landriscina, MD, who offers evidence-based skincare advice on his blog, DermAngelo.com. Is ther …
Patient Buzz Series: Skincare Products & How to Use Them
Patient Buzz Series
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Articles in this month’s Patient Buzz address questions about skincare products and how to use them. Do oils hydrate the skin? Are products with snail slime effective? What ingredients to avoid in homemade skin care? What’s the best way to introduce a new skincare product to your routine? Be prepared for your patient’s questions about skincare products by reviewing this list of dermatolog …
Patient Buzz: Skin Bias in Dermatology
skin bias in dermatology
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The New York Times is one of several major publications that have recently covered skin bias in dermatology. Is this coverage helpful or hurtful to the specialty? How can individual dermatologists make a difference in reducing disparities in care? For their take, I reached out to Tiffany T. Mayo, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Theodore Ros …