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JDD February 2021 Issue Highlights: From Acne and Depression to “Inflammaging”
Acne
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
The February issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology features an outstanding line-up of articles with topics ranging from acne and depression to "Inflammaging. Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights: Efforts are needed to implement a clinically useful definition of moderate plaque psoriasis in Dermatologists’ Perspectives on Defining Moderate Ps …
Disorders of Pigmentation: Diagnostic Considerations
disorders of pigmentation
by Cula N. Dautriche, MD, PhD on
Pigmentation is key to photoprotection of the skin, eye color, and enhanced barrier function. With increased pigmentation, photoaging is minimized with a concurrent decrease in frequency of skin cancer. In skin of color, these pigmentary advantages come at a cost. These include an increased risk of hyperpigmentation and/or hypopigmentation, hypertrophic scars, keloids, scarring alopecia, and vitam …
Practical Applications of Lasers and Energy-Based Modalities in Skin of Color
lasers for skin of color
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD MS on
The title of today’s broadcast: Practical Applications of Lasers and Energy-Based Modalities in Skin of Color. That is a mouth-full to basically tell us that we are getting the best tips to treat refractory medical and aesthetically-concerning conditions from 3 of dermatology’s foremost experts in skin of color: Dr. Eliot Battle, Dr. Cheryl Burgess, and Dr. Andrew Alexis. WOW! We were in fo …
Adverse Events of Cosmetic Procedures in Skin of Color
COSMETIC PROCEDURES IN SKIN OF COLOR
by Cula N. Dautriche, MD, PhD on
Nowadays, a growing proportion of skin of color patients is undergoing cosmetic procedures. While we have reached the time where most of these procedures are effective in skin of color, they are not a one size fit all. Due to inherent differences in skin type, cosmetic procedures warrant a more conservative approach not only for clinically desirable but also for safe outcomes. At the Skin of Color …
The Science of Sun Protection: A JDD Podcast Recap
sun protection
by James J. Contestable, MD on
A patient in my clinic was recently prescribed 5-fluorouracil for severe photodamage, diffuse actinic keratoses. He is 24 years old and, unfortunately, lacked knowledge about photoprotection.  It was sobering to think about how much longer he has to live and the damage already done. Strides have been made over the years in educating our patients about photoprotection, but recently, patients have …