Patient Buzz Series: Calamine Lotion as Makeup Primer
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Dermatologists are sounding alarm after some TikTok influencers are recommending calamine lotion as a makeup primer, claiming the hack helps improve blemishes and keeps makeup in place. It’s the latest viral beauty hack popularized on the social media platform. Be ready for the hacks your patients may bring up in their next office visits by perusing this list of articles in the consumer press: …
Journal Buzz: Botulinum Toxin for Hidradenitis Suppurativa | The Expert Weighs In
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Botulinum toxin is a safe and potentially effective treatment alternative in hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) patients who are resistant to standard therapies, according to the authors of a systematic review published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. How does this review add to the conversation about new treatments for HS? In which HS patients might dermatologists consider botulinum toxin as …
Patient Buzz Series: “Jello Skin” and Other Trends
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“Jello Skin” is a term that dermatology patients – especially TikTok-using patients – may use in their next office visit. A facialist coined the term when describing glowing, bouncy skin with a lot of collagen similar to Jell-O gelatin. Are you up-to-date on the latest developments and trends in dermatology? Peruse this list of articles in the consumer press and learn about everything fro …
Patient Buzz Series: Summertime Skin Troubles
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More daylight and warmer temperatures can lead to skin issues, and this month’s Patient Buzz includes articles about several summertime skin troubles, including heat rash, sun allergy and sunburn blisters. In addition, several articles addressed sunscreen, including the myth that sunscreen causes skin cancer. Be ready for your patients’ summertime skincare questions by reviewing this list o …
Patient Buzz: Diagnosing Nail Melanoma | The Expert Weighs In
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TODAY.com recently posted an article about one woman's experience with subungual melanoma, which was initially diagnosed as a mole. What are some common mimics to nail melanoma that could result in a missed diagnosis, and when should a dermatologist perform a nail biopsy? For expert advice, I reached out to Shari Lipner, MD, PhD, associate professor of clinical dermatology and director of t …