Derm Topics

The Appropriate Management of Actinic Keratoses and Squamous Cell Carcinoma
actinic keratoses
by Ramone Faith Williams, MD on
In a 20-minute lecture presented at the 16th Annual ODAC conference, Dr. Patel reviewed the appropriate management of actinic keratoses and squamous cell carcinoma. Grabbing the attention of the audience early on, Dr. Patel quoted the staggering statistics for squamous cell carcinoma – calling the growing epidemic “a public health crisis.”  He challenged dermatologists to lead the charge in …
Facial Anatomy: Pearls from a Master Injector
Facial Anatomy
by Nikhil Shyam, MD on
Dr. Susan Weinkle, an expert in the field of aesthetic and surgical dermatology, shares important anatomical concepts to consider when using neurotoxins and fillers safely. The face can be split into 3 zones – the upper 1/3rd, the middle 1/3rd and the lower 1/3rd. Knowing the important vessels and nerves in each zone as well as their corresponding depth in the skin is crucial in order to mini …
Oral Collagen Supplementation: Hype or Not?
oral collagen
by InYoung Kim, MD, PhD on
“You are what you eat.” Do you believe that this statement applies to your skin?  What does the gut have to do the skin anyway?  Well, more than we previously thought.  Not only are skin and the GI system similar in that they are 24/7 exposed to the outside world and thus have similar protective and regulatory immune mechanisms, but the skin responds to what we eat!  While this has been a …
JDD February Issue Highlights and Editor Picks
JDD February Issue
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Below are the issue highlights and Editor Picks for the February issue of JDD! Using patient cases, authors demonstrate how recent recommendations can be utilized and implemented in Systemic Therapies for Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis: Expert Perspectives in Practice. Effectiveness of SRT for treating BCC and SCC is evaluated in Superficial Radiation Therapy: A Viable Nonsurgical Op …
The Many Faces of Lupus
Lupus
by Daniel Yanes, MD on
Just as systemic lupus erythematosus (LE) can have protean systemic manifestations, cutaneous LE can present in many different ways. When confronted with the many faces of mucocutaneous LE, the following pearls can be valuable. 1. Be Aware of the SLICC Criteria In 2012, the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) developed a set of clinical and immunologic criteria to assist …