JDD Corner

Understanding and Changing Patient Behavior and Minimizing Risk of UV Damage – A JDD Podcast Recap
UV damage
by James J. Contestable, MD on
We all discuss sun protection with our patients.  At this point, our recommendations are predictable – “avoidance, protective clothing, SPF 30+, broad-spectrum, water-resistant, and reapplication.” But how can we effectively change patient behavior? Important note – this discussion has wide arching correlations to all areas of human behavior, medicine, and dermatology that spans more th …
JDD November Issue Highlights: Lasers, Light Sources, and Devices
JDD November 2020 Issue Highlights
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
The November issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology focuses on the topics of Lasers, Light Sources, and Devices, featuring an outstanding line-up of original articles. Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights The Guest Editorial by Dr. Macrene Alexiades focuses on the growing body of objective quantifiable data demonstrating time-sensitive improvemen …
The Science of Sun Protection: A JDD Podcast Recap
sun protection
by James J. Contestable, MD on
A patient in my clinic was recently prescribed 5-fluorouracil for severe photodamage, diffuse actinic keratoses. He is 24 years old and, unfortunately, lacked knowledge about photoprotection.  It was sobering to think about how much longer he has to live and the damage already done. Strides have been made over the years in educating our patients about photoprotection, but recently, patients have …
JDD October Issue Highlights: Special Focus on Atopic Dermatitis
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
The October issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology focuses on the topic of Atopic Dermatitis featuring an outstanding line-up of original articles. Straight from the JDD Editor's desk, we share this month's issue highlights: Clinical Relevance of Skin Pain in Atopic Dermatitis discusses the clinical relevance of skin pain with respect to its experience, pathophysiology, relationship with …
JDD September Issue Highlights
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Below are the issue highlights for the September issue of the JDD. Randomized, Double-Blinded, Split-Face Study Comparing the Efficacy and Tolerability of Two Topical Products in Melasma compares a HQ-free, retinol-free cosmetic topical brightener and HQ 4% in patients with skin types III-VI. Complication of Soft Tissue Fillers: Prevention and Management Review highlights the various advers …