dermatologist

Locum Tenens for Young Dermatologists
locum tenens
by Allison Sit on
Early-career dermatologists looking to gain experience, work alongside other dermatologists, explore different practice settings, and even earn additional income may benefit from locum tenens assigments.  But is this work modality right for you? Read on to find out! Dermatologist Zain Husain, MD, moved from Washington, D.C., to his home state of New Jersey to open his own practice. Since the p …
Patient Buzz Series: From itchy, raised tattoos to blue light protection skincare
raised, itchy tattoos
by Allison Sit on
This month’s Patient Buzz includes articles discussing a variety of topics such as itchy, raised tattoos (is this normal?), blue light protection skincare, and other topics uniquely related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Is COVID-19 to blame for eczema flares? Is makeup gone unused in the pandemic still safe to use? Is blue light from extra screen time during the pandemic damaging our skin? What are …
Patient Buzz: COVID-19 & Telogen Effluvium
Telogen Effluvium
by Allison Sit on
VeryWell Health recently posted an article about a study that showed stress from COVID-19 -- and perhaps the virus itself – may be leading to an increase in hair loss cases. For an expert opinion, I contacted Chesahna Kindred, MD, MBA, FAAD, a dermatologist in practice in Columbia, Md. Has the pandemic led to an increase in telogen effluvium?  Absolutely. I noticed an increase in te …
Patient Buzz: Snail Slime Skin Care – The Expert Weighs In
snail slime skin care
by Allison Sit on
Women's Health recently wrote an article about the benefits of snail slime (also known as snail mucin) in skincare products. Does research support claims of hydrating and anti-aging benefits? Should dermatologists recommend snail mucin products? For expert advice, I contacted dermatologist Angelo Landriscina, MD, who offers evidence-based skincare advice on his blog, DermAngelo.com. Is ther …
Patient Buzz Series: Skincare Products & How to Use Them
Patient Buzz Series
by Allison Sit on
Articles in this month’s Patient Buzz address questions about skincare products and how to use them. Do oils hydrate the skin? Are products with snail slime effective? What ingredients to avoid in homemade skin care? What’s the best way to introduce a new skincare product to your routine? Be prepared for your patient’s questions about skincare products by reviewing this list of dermatolog …