Patient Buzz Series: Chlorophyll for Acne?
Chlorophyll for Acne?
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This month’s Patient Buzz includes several articles about the TikTok trend of drinking chlorophyll water to treat acne. Should dermatologists recommend chlorophyll water to their acne patients? Are there dietary changes patients should make to naturally increase their chlorophyll intake? Find out what your colleagues say about the latest TikTok trend – as well as other dermatology trends …
Patient Buzz: Eyelid Ptosis from Botulinum Toxin Injections
botox ptosis
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Several media outlets have covered the case of a popular blogger who recently experienced eyelid ptosis from botulinum toxin injections. How can dermatologists avoid adverse effects when injecting botulinum toxin? For an expert opinion I contacted Dallas dermatologist Elizabeth Bahar Houshmand, MD, FAAD. What does the scientific literature say about the frequency of eyelid ptosis as an adv …
Patient Buzz Series: The Rise of DermTok
DermTok
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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 …
Patient Buzz Series: From K-beauty Trends to Psoriasis vs. Eczema
K-beauty
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This month’s Patient Buzz includes articles ranging from K-beauty trends, which are skincare products and practices popular in Korea, to differentiating psoriasis from eczema. Review this list of dermatology articles from the consumer press and be ready for your patient’s questions about K-beauty and other skin, hair, and nail trends: Allure: How to prepare for a teledermatology …
Patient Buzz: Tattoo-Related Skin Reactions
Tattoo-related skin reactions
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Allure recently wrote an article about why tattoos can become itchy and raised. What common and uncommon skin reactions should dermatologists keep in mind when treating tattooed patients? For an expert opinion, I contacted Rhode Island dermatologist Matthew Willett, MD, FAAD. What common skin reactions can occur in people shortly after getting a tattoo? The most common acute skin reaction …