Rosacea

Rosacea in Patients with Skin of Color: Not Common, But Certainly Not Rare
rosacea
by Emily Murphy, MD on
Rosacea is defined by facial erythema and telangiectasias, two features that are more difficult to appreciate in patients with skin of color. To refine our ability to diagnose rosacea in all skin types, on day two of the 2021 Skin of Color Update virtual conference, we had an informative, evidence-based lecture, “Recognizing, Diagnosing, and Treating Rosacea in Patients with Skin of Color,” by …
Fifty Years of Minocycline and Its Evolution: A Dermatological Perspective
MINOCYCLINE
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
2021 is the 50th anniversary of the FDA approval of minocycline (MCN). While many other antibiotics have become obsolete during this time, MCN continues to be quite useful. In dermatology, MCN is used prominently in acne vulgaris, and is also employed in many other dermatological conditions because of its molecular and pharmacological properties. In this article, we review the history of minocycli …
Creating Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine Herbal Formulations
Ayurvedic Medicine
by James J. Contestable, MD on
My patient asks about turmeric, neem oil, cardamom, etc.  I stubble through what I know.  I am a “western-style” physician.  I could be cast alongside Eastwood or the Duke (or maybe more accurately Cleavon Little in Blazing Saddles).  Anyways, if you are like me and need the crash course, look no further!  Before this lecture, I had never heard of Ayurvedic medicine (amazing what we don …
August 2021 JDD Issue | Special Focus on Psoriasis
PSORIASIS
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
With a special focus on psoriasis, the August issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology features an outstanding editorial line-up with articles, features, and case reports on topics ranging from antihistamines in psoriasis, facial erythema in rosacea, management of AKs, to herpes zoster following COVID-19 vaccination, cutaneous angiosarcoma of the scalp, and everything in between! Straight fr …
Rhinophyma Treated with Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing in a Woman of Color
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JDD authors Samuel S. Kassirer BA, Robert H. Gotkin MD, and Deborah S. Sarnoff MD present the first reported case of rhinophyma in a 62-year-old Fitzpatrick V female patient who was successfully treated with one session of fractional CO2 laser resurfacing. This case highlights the successful use of the fractional CO2 laser to treat rhinophyma in darker skin types (Fitzpatrick IV–VI) and undersco …