Patient Buzz

CBD for Psoriasis? The Expert Weighs In
by Allison Sit on
Health recently wrote an article asking if CBD oil can relieve psoriasis symptoms. In recognition of Psoriasis Awareness Month, I consulted Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD, professor and interim chair of dermatology at the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Friedman is also the residency program director, director of translational research and director of the Supportive On …
Patient Buzz Series: From Eyelash Curlers for Lip Plumping to CBD for Psoriasis
Patient Buzz Series
by Allison Sit on
The latest headlines about skin, hair and nails may lead to questions you’ll soon hear from your patients. Be prepared by perusing this list of dermatology news in the consumer press. Recent topics addressed include eyelash curlers for removing blackheads and plumping lips, when to toss old makeup and whether it’s OK to swim after getting a new tattoo. ABC News: Tips to avoid breakout …
Are Pimple Patches Worth the Hype? The Expert Weighs In
by Allison Sit on
Huff Post recently wrote an article asking if pimple patches are effective. The products are popular with beauty bloggers who swear the patches have breakout-stopping properties. For an expert opinion, I consulted double board-certified dermatologist Elizabeth Bahar Houshmand, MD, who is based in Dallas, Texas. Do pimple patches work? If so, how? Pimple patches can work on isolated acne l …
Patient Buzz Series: From Pimple Patches to the 60-Second Rule
Patient Buzz Series
by Allison Sit on
This month’s Patient Buzz includes articles on a wide variety of topics, from pimple patches for healing acne breakouts to cleansing and exfoliation. Should you use a loofah? What areas of the body should you avoid dry brushing? Are there benefits to washing your face for 60 seconds at a time? Be prepared for what your patients may ask by reviewing this listing of dermatology news from the c …
Is Differin Gel an Anti-Aging Secret? The Expert Weighs In
Differin anti-aging gel for wrinkles and fine lines
by Allison Sit on
Yahoo! Lifestyle recently wrote an article naming Differin Gel (adapalene 0.1%) the “best drugstore anti-aging product.” But should dermatologists recommend an over-the-counter acne product to help patients with their fine lines and wrinkles? This article is brought to you by SanovaWorks.  For an expert opinion, I consulted dermatologist Fran Cook-Bolden, MD, clinical assistant professo …