Patient Buzz

Patient Buzz: Collagen Banking for Anti-Aging
Collagen Banking
by Allison Sit on
HuffPost recently published an article on collagen banking, which included some debate among dermatologists for and against prejuvenation. Should dermatologists perform cosmetic procedures on younger patients as a way of staving off the signs of aging? For an expert opinion, I consulted Maritza Perez, MD, clinical professor of dermatology at Mt. Sinai Icahn School of Medicine and professor a …
Patient Buzz Series: Celebrities with Skin Conditions
Patient Buzz Series
by Allison Sit on
This month’s Patient Buzz includes several articles about celebrities who are going public with their skin conditions. From melanoma to psoriatic arthritis to eczema, more patients may seek treatment because of the awareness celebrities are bringing to these conditions. Be prepared for your patients’ questions by perusing these dermatology articles from the consumer press: Allure: ASDS …
Patient Buzz: Are LED Therapy Masks Safe?
LED therapy masks
by Allison Sit on
Vogue recently published an article questioning the safety of at-home LED therapy masks after Neutrogena recalled its Light Therapy Acne Mask due to safety concerns. For an expert opinion, I consulted Jeremy A. Brauer, MD, clinical associate professor in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Brauer provided expertise on the efficacy o …
Fake Facial Fillers and Other Consumer Warnings
Patient Buzz Series September Edition
by Allison Sit on
This month’s Patient Buzz includes warnings for consumers: Fake facial fillers for sale online. A recall of a popular at-home light therapy mask. An acne treatment promoted by a celebrity that may irritate the skin. Be prepared for the questions your patients may ask by perusing this list of dermatology news from the consumer press: Allure: Fake facial fillers Allure: Scalp acne Bu …
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 …