acne scars

Patient Buzz Series: Calamine Lotion as Makeup Primer
calamine lotion
by Allison Sit on
Dermatologists are sounding alarm after some TikTok influencers are recommending calamine lotion as a makeup primer, claiming the hack helps improve blemishes and keeps makeup in place. It’s the latest viral beauty hack popularized on the social media platform. Be ready for the hacks your patients may bring up in their next office visits by perusing this list of articles in the consumer press: …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! | Minocycline-Induced Hyperpigmentation
Minocycline induced hyperpigmentation
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember 3 types of minocycline induced hyperpigmentation with the following mnemonic: I HAVE SCARS ON MY SHIN FROM THE SUN SCAR: Type I minocycline induced hyperpigmentation (discoloration in sites of prior inflammation or scars) SHIN: Type II minocycline induced hyperpigmentation (discoloration on the shins) SUN: Type III minocycline induced hyp …
Combining Lasers & Treatments for Acne Scars in Patients with Skin of Color
acne scar
by Kamaria Nelson, MD on
Acne scarring affects many of our acne patients and can lead to a great impact on quality of life and self-esteem. Treating acne scars aggressively in skin of color patients can be challenging, given the risk of side effects associated with different procedures. In her lecture entitled: Combining Lasers & Treatments for Acne Scars in Patients with Skin of Color – This is How I Do It, Dr. DiA …
Lasers as First-Line Therapy for Scars
Lasers for scars
by Sang Kim, MD on
Some of the most rewarding patients to help in dermatology are those who struggle with keloids and scars. The field remains an area of active research, and we are continually learning about the pathogenesis and optimal treatment modalities of scars. On Day 1 of the 2021 Skin of Color Update virtual conference, we were fortunate to hear from Dr. Jill Waibel MD, a world-recognized leader and innovat …
Developing a Patient-Centered Acne Management Plan
Acne patient
by JOSHUA ZEICHNER, MD on
Overcoming Barriers to Acne Treatment Adherence There is a wealth of research into the psychology of the acne patient, which may be used to speak with patients more effectively and ultimately lead to better treatment outcomes. Despite the fact that acne has a high emotional impact on patients, adherence to acne treatment plans is surprisingly low (in 1 study, 27% of patients didn’t even fill th …