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Patient Buzz: Is There Any Truth to Acne Face Mapping? The Expert Weighs In
face mapping
by Allison Sit on
An ancient theory of acne is gaining popularity in the consumer media. Acne face mapping is the idea that the placement of acne on the skin reveals the location of health issues occurring inside the body. Consumer lifestyle website Refinery29 wrote an article recently about acne face mapping, which claimed acne in certain locations as signs of imbalances in organs, such as the lungs, kidney and …
Patient Buzz: Should Dermatologists Recommend LED Light Therapy Masks? The Expert Weighs In
Light therapy
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Prevention wrote an article recently about a new popular skin treatment among celebrities -- LED light therapy masks. So how should you respond if a patient asks about this treatment? For an expert opinion, I consulted Jeremy A. Brauer, MD, clinical associate professor in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU School of Medicine. What is your opinion on the effectiveness o …
Acne, Psoriasis, Winter Beauty and More: December Patient Buzz Series
Winter beauty
by Allison Sit on
Acne, Psoriasis, Winter Beauty - and More!  Be prepared for what your patients may ask! Do you ever field odd-ball patient questions and wonder where the information they presented came from? The new “Patent Buzz” series addresses recent dermatology news from the consumer press and provides background on the conditions and treatments your patients may ask about at their next office visit. …
Patient Buzz: Should Dermatologists Recommend Hyaluronic Acid Supplements?
Hyaluronic Acid
by Allison Sit on
The Expert Weighs In In a recent interview on Good Morning America, dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe mentioned hyaluronic acid (HA) supplements as a possible treatment to moisturize dry skin. Since Dr. Bowe said research on these supplements is preliminary, how should you respond if a patient asks about oral HA? For an expert opinion, I consulted Wendy E. Roberts, MD, a dermatologist in private …
Patient Questions: Be Prepared for What Your Patients May Ask
Dermatology news
by Allison Sit on
Do you ever field odd-ball patient questions and wonder where the information they presented came from? The new “Patent Buzz” series addresses recent dermatology news from the consumer press and provides background on the conditions and treatments your patients may ask about at their next office visit. Allure: Do you need a face towel? Brides: Are gel nails safe? GMA: Skin tips …