Patient Buzz Series: Why and How You Should Clean Your Shower Head
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A dermatologist is behind the latest TikTok trend making news in the consumer press. Dr. Scott Walker posted about the importance of regularly cleaning your shower head, and the post received coverage by Yahoo’s In The Know. Dr. Walker recommends monthly cleaning to rid the shower head of dirt and bacteria that can become airborne during a shower. Dr. Walker says the bacteria is linked to skin d …
Patient Buzz Series: Facial Acids as Deodorant
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Subbing facial cleanser for your deodorant is one of the latest TikTok crazes that’s making headlines in the consumer press. Videos on social media claim that acids such as glycolic acid and salicylic acid are effective in killing the bacteria that causes body odor. However, dermatologists point out that it’s the combination of bacteria and sweat that leads to body odor, so people also should …
Patient Buzz: Stopping Filler | The Expert Weighs In
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Allure recently posted an article on what happens if a person stops getting filler. What should dermatologists recommend to their patients who want to stop using filler? How can dermatologists help prevent “filler fatigue”? For expert advice, I reached out to Robyn Siperstein, MD, FAAD, a dermatologist in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach, Fla. Have you noticed more of your patients lookin …
Patient Buzz Series: Skin Smoothies
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The skin smoothie is one of the latest skincare trends popularized on TikTok. Made famous by TikTok creator Amy K, skin smoothies involve mixing several skincare products and applying the mixture to the skin at the same time. The most popular combination on TikTok involves mixing petroleum jelly, moisturizing lotion, serum and self-tanning lotion. Users claim applying the products together leads t …
Mental Health Effects of Eczema | The Expert Weighs In
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SELF recently posted an article about the hidden mental health effects of eczema. How should dermatology clinicians approach their eczema patients about the mental impacts of this skin condition? When should a dermatologist refer to a mental health professional? For expert advice, I reached out to dermatologist and clinical psychologist Richard Fried, MD, PhD, clinical director of Yardley Derm …