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Acne News with Dr. Adam Friedman
acne
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Straight from the desk of ODAC Medical Director, Dr. Adam Friedman, we share what’s popping in acne (spoiler alert: quite a lot!). According to Dr. Friedman, the innovation drought is over! Watch as he reviews all new topical and oral therapeutics (some of which are completely new active agents) and while at it, shares and debunks important information related to the management of acne vulgaris …
Naturopathic Approach to Treating Dyspigmentation and Scarring in Skin of Color
dyspigmentation
by James J. Contestable, MD on
As we know, people of color are more apt to have problems with dyspigmentation and excessive scarring (keloid formation and hypertrophic scars).  We probably all use a combination approach for both of these: sun protection, peels, HQ, OTC skin lighteners, injections, lasers, energy-based devices, etc. These are common approaches, but what are the go-to’s for a naturopathic physician? You may ne …
Patient Buzz Series: COVID-19 Fallout
COVID-19 vaccine and fillers
by Allison Sit on
This month’s Patient Buzz includes news about dermatologic concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Are stress-related body acne and hair loss on the rise? What is the science behind stress and the skin? Are dermal filler patients at risk of side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine? Review this list of dermatology articles and be ready for your patients’ questions: Allure: Laser …
SOCU 2020 Pearls Galore: AD, HS, Hair Care in SOC, and Medication Compliance Among Teens
HS, AD, Alopecia in SOC
by Shweta Shukla, MD on
The following is a summary of one of the many Q&A sessions held during the 2020 Skin of Color Virtual Update. During this particular session, questions were moderated by SOCU Co-Chair Dr. Andrew Alexis and answered by Drs. Ginette Okoye and Candrice Heath. The audience posed important questions and the faculty offered insightful answers regarding atopic dermatitis, hidradenitis suppurativa, h …
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 …