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Patient Buzz Series: Acne Positivity Movement
acne positivity movement
by Allison Sit on
This month’s Patient Buzz includes several acne articles including one about the acne positivity movement, which is an effort to normalize the condition rather than shame those who suffer from it. Other news includes if biotin can cause acne, the latest in scar treatments, and how to treat chest and cystic acne. Peruse this list of consumer media articles about acne and other skin, hair and n …
Patient Buzz Series: Dermatology Post-Quarantine
SKIN POST-QUARANTINE
by Allison Sit on
EPI Health has graciously supported the COVID-19 News and Resource Center. As states begin easing restrictions, this month’s Patient Buzz includes several articles on how to care for the skin post-quarantine. Are mask-off injectable treatments safe for patients and providers? What skin, hair and nail concerns need an in-person visit, and what can be addressed virtually? How will COVID-19 for …
Part 1: What to Eat for Hair Health
Integrative Hair Care Dr. Apple Bodemer
by InYoung Kim, MD, PhD on
If I could think of a dermatologic condition with which patients are most often in tears, hair loss would definitely be on the top of my list.  For both males and females alike, the impact that hair has on our sense of identity is undeniable.  No, it's not life-threatening, but the psychological distress can be quite significant-- which often transfers right onto the dermatologist.  Because tre …
Patient Buzz: Do Hair Loss Supplements Work?
hair loss supplements
by Allison Sit on
Well+Good recently published an article asking if hair loss supplements actually work. For an expert opinion, I consulted Crystal Aguh, MD, Director of the Ethnic Skin Program and Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. What is the theory behind hair supplements? Hair supplements are designed to create an ideal nu …
Treatment Strategies for Hair and Scalp Disorders: Biotin & Beyond
Hair loss and scalp disorders
by Kimberly Huerth, MD, M.Ed on
A full head of hair. This is how I came away from Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd’s lecture on hair and scalp disorders at the 2019 Skin of Color Update. There were many aspects of her talk that challenged me to rethink how I approach the management of hair loss in my patients. In this post we will cover biotin’s role in treating alopecia, and important considerations in the treatment of central cen …