acne

Part 2 – Hormonal Acne: Diagnostic Workup and Treatment Options
Hormonal Acne
by Sima Jain, MD on
Acne is a common skin condition that can be an important clue to an underlying endocrine disorder, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS, Fig. 1). The first part of this 2-part series focused on the diagnosis and pathophysiology of PCOS-related acne. This article will focus on the diagnostic workup, including laboratory studies and imaging, and treatment options for patients with hormonal acne …
Ask the Expert: Dr. Joshua Zeichner on Cosmetic Dermatology
Dr. Zeichner
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
During the month of September, Next Steps in Derm Ask the Expert segment gives you access to Dr. Joshua Zeichner, Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.  Dr. Zeichner is one of the country's key opinion leaders in treating acne and is an expert in cosmeceuticals and skin care. If you have questions for Dr. Zeichner on any of his area …
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 …
Dapsone Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Dapsone for acne vulgaris
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
Welcome to another installment of our Therapeutic Cheat Sheet series!  In this series, we take the guess work out of complicated therapeutics by providing everything you need to know in a printable cheat sheet.  This month we’re focusing on dapsone, a versatile medication that can be used safely if you’re aware of what to look for. Here’s what you need to know about dapsone. [caption i …
Part 1 – Hormonal Acne: Exam, Work Up, & Diagnosis
Hormonal Acne
by Sima Jain, MD on
Acne is the most common disease of the skin and may be an important clue of an underlying endocrine disorder such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Cushing syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) or an androgen-secreting tumor (see Fig 1). [caption id="attachment_7579" align="alignleft" width="525"] Fig 1: PCOS-related seen in lower half of face[/caption] As dermatologists, we sh …