Patient Buzz: Tattoo-Related Skin Reactions
Tattoo-related skin reactions
by Allison Sit on
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 …
Patient Buzz Series: From itchy, raised tattoos to blue light protection skincare
raised, itchy tattoos
by Allison Sit on
This month’s Patient Buzz includes articles discussing a variety of topics such as itchy, raised tattoos (is this normal?), blue light protection skincare, and other topics uniquely related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Is COVID-19 to blame for eczema flares? Is makeup gone unused in the pandemic still safe to use? Is blue light from extra screen time during the pandemic damaging our skin? What are …
Patient Buzz: COVID-19 & Telogen Effluvium
Telogen Effluvium
by Allison Sit on
VeryWell Health recently posted an article about a study that showed stress from COVID-19 -- and perhaps the virus itself – may be leading to an increase in hair loss cases. For an expert opinion, I contacted Chesahna Kindred, MD, MBA, FAAD, a dermatologist in practice in Columbia, Md. Has the pandemic led to an increase in telogen effluvium?  Absolutely. I noticed an increase in te …
Patient Buzz Series: COVID-19 Fallout
COVID-19 vaccine and fillers
by Allison Sit on
This month’s Patient Buzz includes news about dermatologic concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Are stress-related body acne and hair loss on the rise? What is the science behind stress and the skin? Are dermal filler patients at risk of side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine? Review this list of dermatology articles and be ready for your patients’ questions: Allure: Laser …
Patient Buzz: Misdiagnosed Skin Conditions
Differential diagnosis
by Allison Sit on
Women’s Health recently wrote an article about four skin conditions that are commonly misdiagnosed. Why do primary care providers sometimes misdiagnose common skin conditions? What conditions are challenging for dermatologists to diagnose? What steps can a dermatologist take to make a differential diagnosis? For expert advice, I contacted Steve Daveluy, MD, FAAD, associate professor and pr …