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Patient Buzz: Are LED Therapy Masks Safe?
LED therapy masks
by Allison Sit on
Vogue recently published an article questioning the safety of at-home LED therapy masks after Neutrogena recalled its Light Therapy Acne Mask due to safety concerns. For an expert opinion, I consulted Jeremy A. Brauer, MD, clinical associate professor in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Brauer provided expertise on the efficacy o …
Fake Facial Fillers and Other Consumer Warnings
Patient Buzz Series September Edition
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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 …
Patient Buzz: At-Home Laser Hair Removal – The Expert Weighs In
At home laser hair removal device
by Allison Sit on
Marie Clairerecently posted a list of the magazine’s top devices for at-home laser hair removal, noting their budget-friendly appeal. But are these devices safe and effective? How should you counsel your patients? For an expert opinion, I consulted dermatologist Eliot F. Battle Jr., MD, CEO and co-founder of Cultura Dermatology & Laser Center in Washington, D.C., clinical instructor in th …
Patient Buzz: Horse Medicine for Rosacea? The Expert Weighs In
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Some rosacea sufferers are using a $4 horse medicine in place of prescription SOOLANTRA® (ivermectin) Cream, 1%, according to this INSIDER article. The veterinary application of ivermectin is available at veterinary supply stores and online – no prescription needed. Buyers say the price of Soolantra and the requirements to obtain the drug via step therapy are motivators for using the horse medi …
Patient Buzz Series: From Horse Medicine for Rosacea to At-Home Microneedling
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Do your patients’ questions ever leave you at a loss for words? Should horse medicine be used to treat rosacea? How long to wait between applying skin care products? Is at-home microneedling effective? Be prepared for your patients’ questions about skin, hair and nail conditions by checking out this listing of recent articles in the consumer press. Allure: Excessive sweating vs. …