Patient Buzz

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 (OTC)  acne product to help patients with their fine lines and wrinkles?  For an expert opinion, I consulted dermatologist Fran Cook-Bolden, MD, clinical assistant professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Health …
Patient Buzz Series: Kylie Jenner and Walnut Scrubs
Patient Buzz
by Allison Sit on
This month’s Patient Buzz includes several articles your patients may ask about during an office visit. Are walnut scrubs, like the one promoted by Kylie Jenner, good for the skin? Does sunscreen cause cancer? Are essential oils good for bug bites? Be prepared for these and other questions your patients may ask by checking out this listing of dermatology articles in the consumer press: A …
Patient Buzz: Is Powdered Sunscreen Effective? – The Expert Weighs In
sunscreen makeup
by Allison Sit on
Allure recently published an article on powdered sunscreen, noting the popularity of new products on the market. But is powder an effective sunscreen vehicle? How should you direct your patients? For an expert opinion, I consulted dermatologist Steven Q. Wang, MD, director of dermatology and dermatologic surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Basking Ridge, N.J. How does powd …