acne

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 …
Journal Review Series: July-September 2018
Journal Review Series
by Ramya Kollipara, MD on
Derm In-Review Advisory Council Member, Dr. Ramya Kollipara, searched the journals so that you don’t have to! She reports on important take-aways from different dermatology journals for the months of July, August, and September of 2018. It is key to keep in mind that “important” is subjective and what is contained in this review is one person’s view of what should be remembered from the …
Adapalene 0.3%-Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% Gel
Epiduo Forte
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
In the newest installment of our Therapeutic Cheat Sheet series, we turn to the treatment of acne. Mutli-mechanistic approaches result in improved outcomes for patients, especially when it comes to the multifactorial causes of acne.  Adapalene 0.3%-benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel provides a useful tool for delivering two mainstays of acne therapy in one topical agent. [caption id="attachment_7253" …