Zoe Draelos, M.D., answers questions about recommendations for patients who want smaller-appearing pores, how to help patients achieve smoother, softer skin, and the challenges of dealing with oily skin.
A recent Cochrane review compared the benefits of several topical acne treatments. Researchers found mixed quality of evidence for PGA outcomes. In the absence of high-quality evidence, management decisions should be guided by clinical experiences and patient preferences.
Excellent results can be achieved using either follicular unit extraction/excision (FUE) or follicular unit transplantation/transfer (FUT) for hair transplantation. Technique selection should consider the unique needs, considerations, and preferences of the patient, experts say.
A novel filler injection technique may address the different facial areas and compartments as well as respect the line of ligaments for optimal lifting and volumizing effects requiring less filler product.
Patients may be afraid to use a sunscreen considering reports describing the potential for a variety of adverse effects. Physicians should seek a strong understanding of the evidence to discuss benefits and safety with patients and encourage proper sunscreen use.
James J. Leyden, M.D., has four decades of experience prescribing isotretinoin for the treatment of severe acne both in clinical practice and clinical research. Read his conclusions about dosing and use of the oral retinoid in this article.
Eighteen residents and fellows in the throes of their dermatology training volunteered at the frontlines of overwhelmed Bronx-based hospitals during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, gaining a crash course in crisis medicine and infectious diseases.