Keloids

Management of Keloids: Beyond the Surgical Approach
Medical and Surgical Management of Keloids
by Kimberly Huerth, MD, M.Ed on
Although this may be a big assumption, I would venture to guess that training in the management of keloids has, for many residents, consisted primarily of topical and intralesional therapies—namely steroids and silicone. While steroids and silicone may be a fantastic name for a reality television show about the exciting lives of female bodybuilders, in real life it can be a pretty unimaginative …
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 …
Consensus and Misconceptions Regarding the Aesthetic Skin of Color Consumer
JDD Podcast
by Angela Hou, MD on
Each month the JDD Podcast discusses a current issue in dermatology. During the month of September, podcast host Dr. Adam Friedman sat down with Dr. Andrew Alexis, Chair of Dermatology at Mt. Sinai St. Lukes and Mount Sinai West to discuss misconceptions regarding the aesthetic skin of color consumer. Dr. Angela Hou, PGY-3 dermatology resident at George Washington University School of Medicine …
Battling Neuropathic Scar Pain With Botulinum Toxin
Botox for scar pain
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Abstract Botulinum toxin type A (BTA) is a neurotoxic protein that prevents the release of neurotransmitters from presynaptic nerves and has shown promise in treating neuropathic pain. Recently, BTA has been used to treat painful keloids and scars. We present a patient with refractory neuropathic pain in a normotrophic spread-scar treated with the injection of BTA. A 47-year-old Caucasian female …
Updates on the Prevention and Management of Keloid Scars
Dr. Bridget Kaufman
by Bridget Kaufman, MD on
This article features a recap of Dr. Hilary Baldwin’s talk on the etiology, risk factors, and treatment of keloids at the 2018 Skin of Color Seminar Series, now known as the Skin of Color Update. Dr. Bridget Kaufman, onsite correspondent for the meeting, shares highlights directly from the talk. Dr. Baldwin focused on earlobe keloid scars in particular, which may present with several different m …