The Science of Sun Protection: A JDD Dermatology Podcast Recap
sun protection
by James J. Contestable, MD on
A patient in my clinic was recently prescribed 5-fluorouracil for severe photodamage, diffuse actinic keratoses. He is 24 years old and, unfortunately, lacked knowledge about photoprotection.  It was sobering to think about how much longer he has to live and the damage already done. Strides have been made over the years in educating our patients about photoprotection, but recently, patients have …
Suncare Sundays: The Cost of Sunburn
Sunburn ED visits
by NeutrogenaMD on
Did you know? The average cost of treating a sunburn is $1132. On this Suncare Sunday: The Cost of Sunburn, we share newly published data from a nationally representative cross-sectional retrospective analysis of the National Emergency Department Sample (NEDS, 2013–2015). Trends in emergency department visits for sunburn show: 82K visits for sunburn. 20% for severe sunburns (80% w …
Suncare Sundays: Skin Cancer Facts
melanoma
by NeutrogenaMD on
Every day in the US more than 9500 people will be diagnosed with skin cancer. More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S than all other cancers combined. The earlier skin cancer is detected and treated, the better chance of a cure. 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. More than 2 people die of skin cancer in the U.S. every hour. Having 5 …
Suncare Sunday: Sunburn Facts
sunburn
by NeutrogenaMD on
On this Suncare Sunday: Sunburn Facts, we share newly published data from the CDC showing sunburn incidence in adults and teens, sun exposure behaviors and sun protection basics: Sunburn incidence in adults remains high: 34% of adults report experiencing at least 1 sunburn each year1 Half were outside for more than 1 hour between 10 and 4 pm2 Only 5% reported they were tryin …
Patient Buzz Series: The Rise of DermTok
DermTok
by Allison Sit on
This month’s Patient Buzz includes articles about skincare trends made popular on TikTok. From skincare slugging to rice water for hair growth, dermatology content is booming on TikTok. Some dermatologists are embracing the platform -- nicknamed DermTok -- as they use TikTok to debunk skincare myths and share expert advice directly to consumers. Be ready for your patients’ questions about s …