Moisturization Efficacy & Functional Ingredients
Moisturizer product design
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
In part 1 of this 3-part series, we discussed the basics of moisturizer product design, including the key components that differentiate moisturizers from other product formats, and the benefits and uses of common ingredients. In part 2, we continue looking at other classes of ingredients, moisturization efficacy of creams versus lotions, and functional ingredients such as Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) …
Moisturizer Formulation Design: Art and Science
Designing Moisturizers
This 3-part series will discuss the myriad ingredients that are utilized in moisturizer formulas.  It will describe the ways in which formulas can be engineered to create specific, desired outcomes, and debunk some of the long-standing myths that have pervaded the industry. This understanding is crucial for those who are recommending products to consumers or patients.  Moisturizers provide sign …
Facial Anatomy: Pearls from a Master Injector
Facial Anatomy
by Nikhil Shyam, MD on
Dr. Susan Weinkle, an expert in the field of aesthetic and surgical dermatology, shares important anatomical concepts to consider when using neurotoxins and fillers safely. The face can be split into 3 zones – the upper 1/3rd, the middle 1/3rd and the lower 1/3rd. Knowing the important vessels and nerves in each zone as well as their corresponding depth in the skin is crucial in order to mini …
Male vs. Female: The Aesthetic Consultation
Aesthetic Derm
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
Aesthetic derm experts Dr. Terrence Keaney and Dr. Deirdre Hooper share pearls on addressing the unique needs of male and female cosmetic patients. The Male Aesthetic Consultation Male cosmetic patients should be evaluated differently: both anatomy and behavioral differences set male and female patients apart. [caption id="attachment_5981" align="alignright" width="195"] "11" patter …
Using Google to Trend Patient Interest in Botulinum Toxin and Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
google search
Google Search is an important tool for patients researching skin care treatments and looking for dermatologists.  Data from the 3 billion daily Google searches1 can be used to trend epidemiological patterns within populations using Google Trends (; Alphabet Inc.), which reports search volume as relative to the total number of queries performed within a specific per …