Patient Buzz

Patient Buzz: At-Home Laser Hair Removal – The Expert Weighs In
At home laser hair removal device
by Allison Sit on
Marie Clairerecently posted a list of the magazine’s top devices for at-home laser hair removal, noting their budget-friendly appeal. But are these devices safe and effective? How should you counsel your patients? For an expert opinion, I consulted dermatologist Eliot F. Battle Jr., MD, CEO and co-founder of Cultura Dermatology & Laser Center in Washington, D.C., clinical instructor in th …
Patient Buzz Series: Blood Creams to Drinkable Retinol
drinkable retinol
by Allison Sit on
Do your patients’ questions ever leave you at a loss for words? Is a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) moisturizer worth the cost? Can stone tools lift and sculpt the face? Does “drinkable retinol” improve aging skin? Be ready for your patients’ odd-ball questions by checking out this listing of recent articles in the consumer press. Allure: Dermatologists’ best skin care tips …
Patient Buzz: Horse Medicine for Rosacea? The Expert Weighs In
rosacea
by Allison Sit on
Some rosacea sufferers are using a $4 horse medicine in place of prescription SOOLANTRA® (ivermectin) Cream, 1%, according to this INSIDER article. The veterinary application of ivermectin is available at veterinary supply stores and online – no prescription needed. Buyers say the price of Soolantra and the requirements to obtain the drug via step therapy are motivators for using the horse medi …
Patient Buzz Series: From Horse Medicine for Rosacea to At-Home Microneedling
microneedling
by Allison Sit on
Do your patients’ questions ever leave you at a loss for words? Should horse medicine be used to treat rosacea? How long to wait between applying skin care products? Is at-home microneedling effective? Be prepared for your patients’ questions about skin, hair and nail conditions by checking out this listing of recent articles in the consumer press. Allure: Excessive sweating vs. …
Patient Buzz: Do PHAs Live Up to the Hype? The Expert Weighs In
Polyhydroxy acids
by Allison Sit on
A recent Allure article highlighted a trending group of skin-care ingredients –  polyhydroxy acids or PHAs. The article says PHAs are thought to be more tolerable than other chemical exfoliants. How should you respond if a patient asks about using skin care products with PHAs? For an expert opinion, I consulted dermatologist Cheryl Burgess, MD, FAAD. She is medical director of the Center …