Rosacea: Nuances in Clinical Presentation and Treatment
Rosacea in SOC
by Kimberly Huerth, MD, M.Ed on
Although the term “rosacea” is derived from the Latin adjective meaning “like roses,” those who suffer from it, myself among them, will tell you that there is nothing beautiful, sweet, or fragrant, about life with this chronic, inflammatory vascular condition. Much to the contrary, rosacea is a pesky thorn in one’s side. As roses have appeared in literary tropes for centuries, so …
Skin Lightening: Top 4 Things to Know
Skin Lightening panel at SOCU
by Lola Adekunle, MD on
The topic of skin lightening can be very controversial, but the reality is that there is a large market for skin lightening and learning to treat patients in the safest way is the priority. At the 2019 Skin of Color Update, a lecture on skin lightening included panelists: Dr. Eliot Battle, Dr. Pearl Grimes, and Dr. Cheryl Burgess and featured their approaches to skin lightening.    S …
Management of Keloids: Beyond the Surgical Approach
Medical and Surgical Management of Keloids
by Kimberly Huerth, MD, M.Ed on
Although this may be a big assumption, I would venture to guess that training in the management of keloids has, for many residents, consisted primarily of topical and intralesional therapies—namely steroids and silicone. While steroids and silicone may be a fantastic name for a reality television show about the exciting lives of female body builders, in real life it can be a pretty unimaginative …
Psoriasis in Skin of Color: Pearls from the Expert
Psoriasis in Skin of Color
by Lola Adekunle, MD on
As a first-year dermatology resident, I really enjoyed Dr. Andrew Alexis’ lecture on Psoriasis: Distinct Clinical Features and Treatment Options for Psoriasis Patients of Color at the Skin of Color Update. His lecture largely focused on the fundamentals of dermatology. He emphasized the importance of looking at color and distribution of the clinical presentation and recognizing common mimickers …
Acne: What’s New and What’s to Come?
Acne in Skin of Color
by Kimberly Huerth, MD, M.Ed on
I still treat my acne twice daily with a whole cabinet full of various topicals. I’ve tried and failed doxycycline because it disrupts every single molecule of bacterial flora in my body. I’ve tried and failed spironolactone because I was the poster child for nearly all of its annoying and inconvenient side effects. I’ve tried and failed several OCPs because my body was a little too convince …