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Naturopathic Approach to Treating Dyspigmentation and Scarring in Skin of Color
dyspigmentation
by James J. Contestable, MD on
As we know, people of color are more apt to have problems with dyspigmentation and excessive scarring (keloid formation and hypertrophic scars).  We probably all use a combination approach for both of these: sun protection, peels, HQ, OTC skin lighteners, injections, lasers, energy-based devices, etc. These are common approaches, but what are the go-to’s for a naturopathic physician? You may ne …
Patient Buzz Series: COVID-19 Fallout
COVID-19 vaccine and fillers
by Allison Sit on
This month’s Patient Buzz includes news about dermatologic concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Are stress-related body acne and hair loss on the rise? What is the science behind stress and the skin? Are dermal filler patients at risk of side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine? Review this list of dermatology articles and be ready for your patients’ questions: Allure: Laser …
Botanical Medicine in Dermatology: Safety, Availability, and Evidence
botanical medicine in dermatology
by Mojgan Hosseinipour, DO on
The history of botanical medicine dates back to hundreds of thousands of years ago. The many beneficial properties of plants have recently been incorporated into pharmaceuticals. Reviewing the pathophysiology of certain skin diseases such as acne, we can understand how herbal medicine may be a beneficial adjunctive treatment. Specifically, pomegranate juice has the potential to attenuate oxidative …
SOCU 2020 Pearls Galore: Acne, Rosacea, and Keloids in SOC
SOCU Pearls
by Sang Kim, MD on
One of my favorite aspects of attending conferences is the opportunity to ask respected experts in the field clinically relevant questions that I can take back to directly help my patients. I was really looking forward to attending the 2020 Skin of Color Update conference in person, but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it was moved to a virtual format. I wondered if attending a virtual confer …
Management Considerations for Skin of Color Patients with Acne
Acne in Skin of color patients
by Mojgan Hosseinipour, DO on
Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Although it affects almost 50 million individuals annually, how it affects each person varies. Many epidemiologic studies have shown that acne is the most common presenting complaint in patients with Fitzpatrick skin types IV-VI. However, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common sequela of acne in patients of skin of color and a p …