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Hormonal Treatment of Acne: Work up, Indications, & Guidelines
Hormonal treatment of acne
by Emily Murphy, MD on
Dr. Diane Thiboutot, Professor of Dermatology at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, gave a practical talk at the 2022 ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference about hormonal treatment of acne. Dr. Thiboutot discussed the hormonal work up, indications for hormonal treatment, and guidelines for choosing a therapy, including oral contraceptives. Hormonal Workup for Ac …
Treating Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) | Dr. Okoye’s Approach
Hidradenitis Suppurativa
by Emily Murphy, MD on
As dermatologists, we understand that hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) can be a devastating disease that affects all aspects of our patients’ lives, influencing their physical health, ability to be active, and ability to be intimate. This disease disproportionately affects patients with skin of color and unfortunately, treatment can be challenging. We are lucky to have experts who dedicate their cl …
Prescribing Isotretinoin for Transgender Patients
isotretinoin for transgender patients
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Case Scenario A 26-year-old patient presents to the dermatology clinic with severe nodulocystic scarring acne. The patient identifies as a transgender male and notes that he has been receiving hormone replacement therapy for the past 4 years with weekly intramuscular testosterone injections. He has not had any gender-affirming surgeries and reports being currently amenorrhoeic. He is curren …
Treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa in 2021 & Beyond
Treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa
by Blair Allais, MD on
At the ODAC 2021 Sneak Peek Symposium on Inflammatory Skin Diseases, expert faculty presented on the topics of acne, rosacea, atopic dermatitis, hidradenitis suppurativa, and psoriasis. If you missed the live symposium, Next Steps will be sharing highlights and a summary of each lecture over the course of the next few weeks. Today, Dr. Blari Allais shares an excellent recap of Dr. Joslyn Kirby's s …
Managing Acne in the LGBTQ+ Population
Acne in the LGBTQ+ Population
by Andrea Waldman, MD on
One of the most vulnerable populations among both teenagers and adults today is the LGBTQ community. An estimate of the LGBTQ population is difficult to solidify, but based on survey data it is estimated that sexual and gender minority individuals collectively represent four percent of the general population. The LGBTQ community is more likely to experience both dysphoria and discrimination, and t …