Ask a Mentor: On cosmetic dermatology, the importance of training, and ensuring patient safety and optimal outcomes
Dr. Vic Narurka
We are excited to announce our first mentor of 2019: Dr. Vic Narurkar. In this monthly Ask a Mentor segment, we identify an accomplished mentor in the field of Dermatology to answer your questions about career development and their unique areas of expertise. Do you have questions about cosmetic dermatology, the importance of training, and how to ensure patient safety and optimal outcomes? Dr. V …
The ABC of Dermal Fillers
dermal fillers
by Elizabeth Bahar Houshmand, MD on
What’s in Your Toolbox There are over 20 dermal fillers available in the U.S. and many more are on the way. In Europe, Asia, and the Middle East there are currently hundreds of dermal fillers available. While there are only a handful of FDA- approved dermal fillers manufacturers in the U.S., each company has several product lines. These fillers are usually for superficial, medium and deep in …
Ask a Mentor: Dr Doris Day
Medical Journalism
Building a Career in Aesthetic & Laser Dermatology, Medical Journalism, and Becoming a Published Book Author Our Next Steps readers had the opportunity to ask Dr. Doris Day questions on building a career in aesthetic and laser dermatology, medical journalism, and becoming a published book author. See all her insightful answers below 1. As an accomplished author, what advice do you have for t …
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 …