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May 2017 Blog Posts (10)

May is Melanoma Awareness Month. It's not too late to talk about Melanoma!

 

 

Though May is almost over and summer is fast approaching, it’s not too late to spread the word about melanoma, the importance of sun safety, and getting your skin checked regularly.

 

As dermatologists and experts in skin and sun safety, it’s important for us to be part of the conversation that happens every year as people start to make…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on May 29, 2017 at 8:57am — No Comments

Dermatology, Meet Genomics

Ask any dermatologist, and they’ll tell you that excessive sun exposure can eventually lead to skin cancer. Dermatologists are aware of the factors that can result in skin diseases and cancer, but there hasn’t been much movement in researching the genetics…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 26, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Dermatologist Profile: Melanye Maclin, MD

Growing up, Melanye Maclin, MD’s parents gave her two options: either become a doctor or a dentist. So she became a doctor. Disturbed by the pressures put on black women to conform to Eurocentric beauty standards, Maclin knew even as a teenager that she wanted to develop hair products that would empower black women. After graduating from Howard University College of Medicine, she…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 25, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Here’s What Your Dermatologist Can Tell Immediately About Your Skin

It’s easy to hide blemishes and eye circles with a little bit of makeup, but no matter what kind of products you use on your face, your dermatologist can tell what’s really going on with your skin. As you walk through the door, your dermatologist will probably be able to identify the faint red rash on your forehead…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 17, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Are Dermatology Apps Just as Smart as a Dermatologist?

Everyone has gone through the tiresome waiting game of trying to get an appointment with a dermatologist. Virtual consultations apps aim to eliminate that lengthy appointment making process by providing instant detection and diagnosis. Simply downloading an app and sending a doctor with unknown whereabouts a photo of your rash might seem like an easy way to figure out what’s going…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 16, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Rodan + Fields Are The Winners of the Commercial Skin Care Industry

Rodan + Fields, the line of elite skin cream and tonics that raked in $1.15 billion in sales last year, has been named the number one premium skin care brand in the U.S. The Euromonitor…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 11, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Physician Assistants Specializing in Dermatology are the Second Highest Paid in the Profession

The physician assistant profession has only been around since 1967, but over the last handful of years, it’s become one of the fastest growing medical careers. According to a 2016 report from the National Commission on Certification of…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 6, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Rhofade™ : a new topical medication for facial redness

The National Rosacea Society estimates that 16 million people in the United States experience the persistent facial redness associated with rosacea. Yet, there are not many available treatments for facial redness. Current best options include Pulsed Dye laser or…

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Added by Alessandra Simmons on May 4, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Profile: Prolific Entrepreneur Rox Anderson is Responsible for Most Modern-Day Dermatologic Inventions

In the last 15 years or so, laser technology has been used to eliminate unwanted hair, birthmarks, burns, or to reduce wrinkles and skin deformities that can be socially crippling. Laser resurfacing is now a major industry, and used for both cosmetic purposes — like getting rid of acne scars and blemishes — to curing skin abnormalities like port wine…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 3, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Turns Out Your Skin Care Drugs Are Cheaper When Prescribed by Physicians that are Not Dermatologists

If you’re desperate to get rid of eczema but you’re on a budget, you don’t want to see a dermatologist. According to a new study from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center,…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 2, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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