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Patient Buzz: Can hair greying be slowed?
hair greying
by Allison Sit on
Coveteur recently wrote an article asking if hair greying can be slowed. For expert advice, I contacted Chesahna Kindred, MD, MBA, FAAD, a dermatologist in practice in Columbia, Md. Is it possible to slow the greying of hair?   In several of my alopecia patients, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) reverses grey hair. The repigmentation persists when patients keep up with maintenance therapy. In …
Patient Buzz Series: Masks & The Skin
Patient Buzz Series November 2020
by Allison Sit on
This month’s Patient Buzz includes articles that address skin issues from wearing face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Does exercising in a mask cause “maskne?”  Are face mask brackets helpful or hurtful in preventing skin irritation? Review this list of dermatology news in the consumer press and be prepared for your patient’s questions about face masks and other skincare topics in …
Patient Buzz: Snail Slime Skin Care – The Expert Weighs In
snail slime skin care
by Allison Sit on
Women's Health recently wrote an article about the benefits of snail slime (also known as snail mucin) in skincare products. Does research support claims of hydrating and anti-aging benefits? Should dermatologists recommend snail mucin products? For expert advice, I contacted dermatologist Angelo Landriscina, MD, who offers evidence-based skincare advice on his blog, DermAngelo.com. Is ther …
Are Dermatologists Prepared to Treat COVID-19 Patients?
Dermatologists and COVID-19
by Allison Sit on
EPI Health has graciously supported the COVID-19 News and Resource Center. Allure recently posted an article on why dermatologists and plastic surgeons are preparing to join other medical professionals in the fight against COVID-19. Are dermatologists prepared to treat patients with contagious respiratory illness? For an expert opinion, I consulted dermatologist Sheila Farhang, MD, Mohs …
Patient Buzz Series: Situational Cleansing and Aquagenic Urticaria
by Allison Sit on
This month’s edition of our Patient Buzz series includes articles on treating acne, situational cleansing, and aquagenic urticaria just to name a few. Be prepared for your patients’ questions about acne and other dermatologic conditions by perusing this list of skin, hair and nail articles from the consumer press: Allure: Pimple Popper’s acne prevention tips Allure: Guide t …