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Patient Buzz: Situational Cleansing
Situational Cleansing
by Allison Sit on
HuffPost recently shared an article on situational cleansing, a skin care technique where the choice of what cleanser to use is based on the skin’s needs at that time. For example, the decision on whether to use a cream-based or gel-based cleanser would be dependent on whether the skin is dry or experiencing an acne breakout. Some beauty brands have developed product lines based on the techniqu …
Patient Buzz: Reddit for Skin Care Questions?
Reddit SkincareAddiction
by Allison Sit on
Cosmopolitan recently posted an article on how Reddit's SkincareAddiction community is creating a generation of at-home dermatologists. But is a community of 1 million users answering dermatology questions good for the specialty? For an expert opinion, I consulted Jared Jagdeo, MD, MS, associate professor of dermatology and founding director of the Center for Laser, Aesthetics and Body Insti …
Patient Buzz Series: From Botox Bars to Tree Tea Oil for Eczema
Patient Buzz
by Allison Sit on
This month’s Patient Buzz includes a variety of articles about medical and aesthetic dermatology topics that may be top of mind for your patients. Should eczema sufferers try an elimination diet? What causes itching without a rash? Are 'Botox Bars' safe? How should men with psoriasis and eczema alter their grooming habits? Review these dermatology articles from the consumer press and be prepa …
Diet and Psoriasis: Providing Evidence-Based Advice to our Patients
diet and psoriasis
by Rajani Katta, MD on
Many of our patients with skin disease inquire about potential dietary changes. In the case of psoriasis and diet, a large body of scientific evidence now supports the role of dietary change as an adjunct to medical therapy. However, misconceptions abound in this area, especially online, and it is therefore critical that physicians serve as a source of evidence-based advice. In discussing the l …
Is Differin Gel an Anti-Aging Secret? The Expert Weighs In
Differin anti-aging gel for wrinkles and fine lines
by Allison Sit on
Yahoo! Lifestyle recently wrote an article naming Differin Gel (adapalene 0.1%) the “best drugstore anti-aging product.” But should dermatologists recommend an over-the-counter (OTC)  acne product to help patients with their fine lines and wrinkles?  For an expert opinion, I consulted dermatologist Fran Cook-Bolden, MD, clinical assistant professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Health …