dermatology

Modifiers- What Stories Do They Tell?
CPT code modifiers
by Carrie Dunham-Leach on
Most think the full patient story is in the medical records. This is partially true, but a large part of the patient treatment story is told by the CPT codes billed and the modifiers added to those CPT codes. There are hundreds of modifiers to choose from and choose wisely because the modifiers added to a code could result in a denied or unpaid claim. Modifiers May Be Used To: Identify a rel …
Product Sensories & Consumer Experience
Moisturizer Product Design
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
In part 2 of this 3-part series, we discussed the basics of moisturizer product design, including the key components that differentiate moisturizers from other product formats, and the benefits and uses of common ingredients. In part 3, the last delivery in our series, we discuss product sensories and consumer experience across moisturizing products. Product Sensories Today, consumer experience …
Moisturization Efficacy & Functional Ingredients
Moisturizer product design
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
In part 1 of this 3-part series, we discussed the basics of moisturizer product design, including the key components that differentiate moisturizers from other product formats, and the benefits and uses of common ingredients. In part 2, we continue looking at other classes of ingredients, moisturization efficacy of creams versus lotions, and functional ingredients such as Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) …
Moisturizer Formulation Design: Art and Science
Designing Moisturizers
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
This 3-part series will discuss the myriad ingredients that are utilized in moisturizer formulas.  It will describe the ways in which formulas can be engineered to create specific, desired outcomes, and debunk some of the long-standing myths that have pervaded the industry. This understanding is crucial for those who are recommending products to consumers or patients.  Moisturizers provide sign …