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Peter Lio, MD, shares his responses to some patients’ questions regarding urticaria and atopic dermatitis in an interview with The Dermatologist.
Zoe D. Draelos, MD, discusses 3 mechanisms of action for treating acne- decrease nutrients, C acnes lesions and inflammation-and her tips for addressing these, such as facial cleansing products and the use of probiotics.
Chemical peels are making a comeback in dermatology. Dr Carlos Wambier discusses the use of chemical peels for actinic keratoses and other skin conditions, important considerations for mixing the ingredients for deep chemical peels, and more.
Arisa Ortiz, MD, FAAD, the director of laser and cosmetic dermatology at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla, CA, shares a number of pearls on what dermatologists should consider when handling complications from radiofrequency lifting and tightening devices.
Melasma is a complex pigmentary condition that can be frustrating for patients and providers. The Dermatologist spoke with Seemal Desai, MD, about the latest updates in the topical treatment of melasma.
Erythema can present differently in darker Fitzpatrick skin types. Donald A. Glass II, MD, PhD, FAAD, emphasizes the need to identify the purplish hue in these patients to ensure life-changing diagnoses can be made sooner. Dr Glass is an assistant professor in the department of dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX
As the outermost organ, the skin can highlight changes in the body due to internal disease. Lynn McKinley-Grant, MD, MA, FAAD, highlights several conditions dermatologists should look for in their next patient exam.
Photoprotection is critical for skin care, particularly in patients with melasma or postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD, stresses the need to block visible light in addition to UV light in the management of these conditions.
Hispanic patients tend to develop melanoma at a younger age with more regional involvement. Maritza Perez, MD, FAAD, notes how cultural and regional differences may play a role in the progression of melanoma.
Women can present unique challenges when it comes to treating acne. Dr Draelos, an editorial advisory board member of The Dermatologist, provided some pointers that you can give to your female patients with acne.
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