Derm Topics

Patient Buzz: Can hair greying be slowed?
hair greying
by Allison Sit on
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 …
Integrating the Dermatology Profession to Maximize Patient Options and Care
traditional Chinese medicine
by Matthew Willett, MD, FAAD on
To kick off the recent 2020 Integrative Dermatology Symposium, Drs. Peter Lio and Olivia Hsu Friedman, with the assistance of Ms. Kelly Barta, provided a fast-paced and comprehensive primer on how integrating conventional Western medicine with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and other Eastern approaches can serve to maximize outcomes for patients. Read on for some important takeaways to integra …
Keratoacanthomas – Friday Pop Quiz 11/20
keratoacanthomas
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
This syndrome presents with multiple keratoacanthomas appearing suddenly during childhood or adolescence and inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern: A. Ferguson-Smith B. Grzybowski C. Gorlin D. KA centrifugum E. Buschke-Lowenstein To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click here.  Brought to you by our brand partner Derm In-Review.  A product of Sanova …
A Holistic Approach to Hidradenitis Suppurativa Treatment in Skin of Color
HS IN SOC
by Edita Newton, MD on
Partnering Medical Therapies and Procedural Interventions to Treat the Whole Patient Over the last decade, tremendous advances have revolutionized the treatment of chronic inflammatory skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. These dermatological victories have shed light on skin diseases that need more attention. Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), which disproportionately affects pat …
New in Dermatology from The Outside World: From Grey Hair to Melanoma Vaccine Therapies
grey hair melanoma vaccine
by Cula N. Dautriche, MD, PhD on
This is the first edition of a quarterly column highlighting articles of interest to dermatologists from non-dermatologic literature. It is already difficult to keep up to date with the high volume and forever expanding literature in dermatologic journals. Additionally, it is virtually impossible to read the full breadth of biomedical literature for materials relevant to the field of dermatology. …