Hyperpigmentation

Skin Lightening: Top 4 Things to Know
Skin Lightening panel at SOCU
by Lola Adekunle, MD on
The topic of skin lightening can be very controversial, but the reality is that there is a large market for skin lightening and learning to treat patients in the safest way is the priority. At the 2019 Skin of Color Update, a lecture on skin lightening included panelists: Dr. Eliot Battle, Dr. Pearl Grimes, and Dr. Cheryl Burgess and featured their approaches to skin lightening.    S …
Acne: What’s New and What’s to Come?
Acne in Skin of Color
by Kimberly Huerth, MD, M.Ed on
I still treat my acne twice daily with a whole cabinet full of various topicals. I’ve tried and failed doxycycline because it disrupts every single molecule of bacterial flora in my body. I’ve tried and failed spironolactone because I was the poster child for nearly all of its annoying and inconvenient side effects. I’ve tried and failed several OCPs because my body was a little too convince …
Fake Facial Fillers and Other Consumer Warnings
Patient Buzz Series September Edition
by Allison Sit on
This month’s Patient Buzz includes warnings for consumers: Fake facial fillers for sale online. A recall of a popular at-home light therapy mask. An acne treatment promoted by a celebrity that may irritate the skin. Be prepared for the questions your patients may ask by perusing this list of dermatology news from the consumer press: Allure: Fake facial fillers Allure: Scalp acne Bu …
JDD August Issue Highlights
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Here are the issue highlights for the JDD August issue with special focus on Psoriasis: Authors discuss the epidemiological, clinical, and histologic features of melasma and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation and important considerations for both established and emerging treatments in Therapeutic Insights in Melasma and Hyperpigmentation Management (CE credit is available)   Descriptive char …
Are Pimple Patches Worth the Hype? The Expert Weighs In
by Allison Sit on
Huff Post recently wrote an article asking if pimple patches are effective. The products are popular with beauty bloggers who swear the patches have breakout-stopping properties. For an expert opinion, I consulted double board-certified dermatologist Elizabeth Bahar Houshmand, MD, who is based in Dallas, Texas. Do pimple patches work? If so, how? Pimple patches can work on isolated acne l …