hormonal acne

Diet, Acne, and Alternative Therapies: What works and what hurts?
Acne and Diet
by Luke Josiah Maxfield, DO on
Let us set the tone. Dr. Vivian Shi makes it clear. The goal is not to remove or replace prescription medications completely and “go all-natural”. What we are trying to do is provide evidence-based data to complement conventional therapy. We want what people are doing, to work. The goal is to empower our patients to strategically find a diet toolbox that works for their particular skin type an …
Use of Hormonal Therapies in Acne
HORMONAL ACNE
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD MS on
“2, 4, 6, 8… Who do we appreciate?” Dr. Julie C Harper from the Dermatology and Skin Care Center of Birmingham for giving us a rock-solid breakdown of hormonal therapies for acne. Although she didn’t lead us in cheers, she did teach us the “3, 6, 9, 12” of risk for venous thromboembolism in women of childbearing age. Read on to find out more! Before we get into the “nitty-gritty, …
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 …
Spironolactone Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Spironolactone Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
by Jessica Kalen, MD on
Hormonal acne is a prevalent and frustrating condition among many women. For those who are unable to control the disease with topical medications alone, spironolactone is often a useful systemic agent. However, its off-label use and potential risk of hyperkalemia have raised the question about serum potassium monitoring. We continue our Therapeutic Cheat Sheet series, with a closer look at spirono …
Managing Acne Among Individuals Receiving Masculinizing Hormone Therapy (MHT)
MHT in Transgender Men
by Dustin Marks, BS - Matthew Mansh, MD on
Masculinizing hormone therapy (MHT) represents a common therapeutic intervention for transgender men (female-to-male) and other gender diverse individuals. MHT typically involves the use of one of several forms of parenteral testosterone (e.g. gel, patch, intramuscular, pellet).1 The goal of MHT is to help develop masculine secondary sex characteristics and/or suppress feminine characteristics in …