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Weekly Roundup: October 26-30


ICYMI, some of the content featured this week includes a maskne video series, dietary supplements linked acne development, surface radiotherapy for non-melanoma skin cancer, cosmetic procedure complications in dark skin types, plus more.

In case you missed it, some of this week’s featured content includes a video series on mask-related acne, or otherwise known as "maskne." We also published stories this week about surface radiotherapy to treat non-melanoma skin cancer, dietary supplements may be linked to acne development, cosmetic procedure complications in dark skin types, stem cell media boosts microneedling benefits, plus more.

What is ‘maskne’?

Allison Truong, M.D., FAAD, explains what "maskne" is and the various types of acne that can occur when wearing a mask.

POLL: Do you use social media to attract patients to your practice?

Risankizumab outperforms secukinumab at one year

A phase 3b study investigating the efficacy and safety of risankizumab compared to secukinumab showed positive results, with risankizumab demonstrating non-inferiority to secukinumab at week 16, and superiority at week 52.

How to treat maskne

Allison Truong, M.D., FAAD, provides some tips on how to treat mask-related acne, or otherwise known as "maskne."

The Mainstream Patient: October 27

This week’s edition of The Mainstream Patient features stories about castor oil, Botox for migraines, apple cider vinegar baths, formaldehyde in beauty products, plus more.

Revolutionizing Atopic Dermatitis conference to return for third event

The first and only atopic dermatitis conference, Revolutionizing Atopic Dermatitis (RAD), will be hosting its third event, in a virtual format.

How to prevent maskne

In this video interview, Allison Truong, M.D., FAAD, explains various measures that can be taken to prevent "maskne," including pinpointing the root cause of the irritation.

My experience with surface radiotherapy

Superficial radiation offers a newer, FDA-approved office-based option that is safe. Steven A. Davis, M.D., shares his experience using surface radiotherapy to treat his patients with non-melanoma skin cancer.

Specific dietary supplements linked to acne

According to a recent review, supplements such as B6/B12, high-dose vitamins and whey protein have been linked to acne development. Study authors suggest physicians ask acne patients about their supplement use and educate them on potential side effects.

Mask fabrics and skin irritation

With the rise in face mask usage, multiple types of masks have entered the market made of a variety of materials. Some, however, can lead to more skin irritation than others. Allison Truong, M.D., FAAD, provides some suggestions for the best type of mask to use and how to reduce skin irritation.

Cosmetic procedure complications in darker skin

Some adverse reactions to cosmetic procedures occur more often in patients with darker skin types. Patients should be counseled on appropriate cosmetic procedures for their skin type, according to Cheryl M. Burgess, M.D., at the Skin of Color Update virtual meeting.

Maskne tips for health care professionals

Allison Truong, M.D., FAAD, provides some useful tips to help health care professionals on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic combat mask irritation and acne.

Stem cell media boosts microneedling benefits

A split-face study investigating facial rejuvenation found better outcomes using microneedling followed by topical application of a stem cell derived conditioned media versus microneedling alone.

Tips for educating patients about Halloween skin irritants

Despite an on-going global pandemic, some communities are still celebrating Halloween. Whether your patients decide to celebrate the holiday or not, these tips can make sure they have a spooky time without damaging their skin.​

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