Dear Derm Authority: Laser Therapy Pre-treatment
Pre-treatment
by Dr. Luis Soro on
Q:  Do you often do pre-treatment with topical medications before the laser therapy, especially when you treat darker skin types? I heard that it is better to use retinoid + hydroquinone for 6 weeks before the laser treatment because lightning of dark color background will minimize the risk of burn. A: Practicing in South Florida, I see many patients with darker skin types seeking laser treatm …
Dr. Noelani Gonzalez on her Hyperpigmentation JDD Manuscript
Hyperpigmentation
by NOELANI GONZALEZ, MD on
Natural Cosmeceutical Ingredients for Hyperpigmentation JDD peer-reviewed manuscript by Noelani Gonzalez MD and Maritza Perez MD January 2016 | Volume 15 | Issue 1 | Original Article | 26 | Copyright © 2016 As a young dermatologist, why is this article important? Natural ingredients are becoming more popular in the world of dermatology. New practitioners will most likely have patients who …
The Importance of Running a Team Oriented Practice and Cultivating Cultural Awareness
Team
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
Cultural awareness is an important part of your new practice.  When starting your practice, it’s most important to remember that it’s hard. It’s hard to start making decisions for your patients, you will wake up at night thinking about your patients, you will spend long hours making sure that one medication was given the right way. You will train your staff to be part of a team—a …