integrative dermatology

Novel Therapeutics in Atopic Dermatitis
Novel Therapies Atopic Dermatitis
by Mojgan Hosseinipour, DO, FAAD on
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease. The pathogenesis of AD is complex with many mediators involved and can be broken down into 4 categories: Immune dysregulation Abnormal skin barrier Abnormal itch/scratch cycle Abnormal skin microbiome In AD, there is a breakdown in molecular control of the immune system, leading to overproduction and expressi …
Prescribing Low-Dose Naltrexone for Skin Disease
Low-dose naltrexone (LDN) for skin disease
by James J. Contestable, MD on
Have you prescribed low-dose Naltrexone for skin disease?  Not sure why it works? Not sure how best to use it, or how to prescribe it? Feel like you could use more information to help you more safely and effectively utilize this medication? I myself utilize this medication for itch but have had mixed success.  Enter Dr. Bodemer and her recent lecture. During the 2020 Integrative Dermatology S …
Naturopathic Approach to Treating Dyspigmentation and Scarring in Skin of Color
dyspigmentation
by James J. Contestable, MD on
As we know, people of color are more apt to have problems with dyspigmentation and excessive scarring (keloid formation and hypertrophic scars).  We probably all use a combination approach for both of these: sun protection, peels, HQ, OTC skin lighteners, injections, lasers, energy-based devices, etc. These are common approaches, but what are the go-to’s for a naturopathic physician? You may ne …
A WHOLE-istic View to Managing Psoriasis in the Era of COVID-19
Managing Psoriasis in the Era of Covid-19
by Matthew Willett, MD, FAAD on
As part of the recent 2020 Integrative Dermatology Symposium, Dr. Jason Hawkes, Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at UC Davis, provided a fantastically comprehensive primer on the management of psoriasis in the COVID-19 era. Read on for important treatment recommendations and insights to improve your clinical practice! As an introduction, Dr. Hawkes emphasized that psoriasis remains a …
Integrating the Dermatology Profession to Maximize Patient Options and Care
traditional Chinese medicine
by Matthew Willett, MD, FAAD on
To kick off the recent 2020 Integrative Dermatology Symposium, Drs. Peter Lio and Olivia Hsu Friedman, with the assistance of Ms. Kelly Barta, provided a fast-paced and comprehensive primer on how integrating conventional Western medicine with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and other Eastern approaches can serve to maximize outcomes for patients. Read on for some important takeaways to integra …