sun protection

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 …
Understanding and Changing Patient Behavior and Minimizing Risk of UV Damage – A JDD Podcast Recap
UV damage
by James J. Contestable, MD on
We all discuss sun protection with our patients.  At this point, our recommendations are predictable – “avoidance, protective clothing, SPF 30+, broad-spectrum, water-resistant, and reapplication.” But how can we effectively change patient behavior? Important note – this discussion has wide arching correlations to all areas of human behavior, medicine, and dermatology that spans more th …
The Science of Sun Protection: A JDD Podcast Recap
sun protection
by James J. Contestable, MD on
A patient in my clinic was recently prescribed 5-fluorouracil for severe photodamage, diffuse actinic keratoses. He is 24 years old and, unfortunately, lacked knowledge about photoprotection.  It was sobering to think about how much longer he has to live and the damage already done. Strides have been made over the years in educating our patients about photoprotection, but recently, patients have …
Controversies in Photoprotection
Controversies in Photoprotection
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Next Steps in Derm, in partnership with ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference interviewed Dr. Adam Friedman, Professor, Interim Chair of Dermatology, and Residency Program Director at George Washington University, on some of the common misconceptions and controversies surrounding photoprotection. With ample evidence today that shows that sunscreen both reduces the incidence of me …
Identifying Gaps in Sun Protection Perceptions and Use in Native Americans
JDD Podcast Recap
by Angela Hou, MD on
Podcast host Dr. Adam Friedman sat down with Dr. Vivian Shi, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at University of Arizona, to discuss skin cancer epidemiology and sun protection behavior among Native Americans.  Dr. Vivian Shi’s most recent study published in the June 2019 edition of JDD highlights clear shortcomings in this group. Below are are the podcast highlights. Key Takeaways This …