Patient Buzz: Should Dermatologists Recommend Hyaluronic Acid Supplements?
Hyaluronic Acid
by Allison Sit on
The Expert Weighs In In a recent interview on Good Morning America, dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe mentioned hyaluronic acid (HA) supplements as a possible treatment to moisturize dry skin. Since Dr. Bowe said research on these supplements is preliminary, how should you respond if a patient asks about oral HA? For an expert opinion, I consulted Wendy E. Roberts, MD, a dermatologist in private …
Patient Questions: Be Prepared for What Your Patients May Ask
Dermatology news
by Allison Sit on
Do you ever field odd-ball patient questions and wonder where the information they presented came from? The new “Patent Buzz” series addresses recent dermatology news from the consumer press and provides background on the conditions and treatments your patients may ask about at their next office visit. Allure: Do you need a face towel? Brides: Are gel nails safe? GMA: Skin tips …
A Primer on Chemical Peels – Part II
Chemical Peels
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
In Part II of our primer, we’ll focus on technique and aftercare.  In case you missed it, view Part I of the series where we covered the basics of chemical peels. Anesthesia Choice of anesthetic will likely depend on the depth of the peel and patient preference.  Superficial peels will likely cause only minor burning and stinging and usually require no anesthetic.  Topical anesthetics can …
A Primer on Chemical Peels – Part I
Chemical Peels
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
Chemical peeling is one of the oldest resurfacing procedures used in dermatology, and it is still the most popular.  Why the staying power?  For reasons such as, ease of use, versatility, and low cost have helped maintain chemical peels as a cornerstone of the aesthetic repertoire.  In this two-part primer, I’ll review the basics of chemical peels including agents used, techniques and potenti …
Microbiome Skin-Gut-Brain Axis and Vibrational Cosmetics
Kavita Beri Microbiome Skin Brain Gut Axis resized
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
An interview with Dr. Kavita Beri The microbiome is a hot topic of research, and we are beginning to see new studies exploring how commensal organisms may have a positive impact when it comes to skin disease and cosmetics. Dr. Kavita Beri, a physician focusing on aesthetics, has written several interesting review articles highlighting the role of harnessing the microbiome …