Rosacea Treatment: Expert Opinion by Dr. Zimmet
Austin dermatologist Dr. Steven Zimmet, M.D., provides his clinical opinion about rosacea treatment options:
“Laser treatment is usually the most effective treatment option for reducing facial redness. flushing and broken capillaries (telangiectasias). The results of laser treatment for rosacea are long lasting, but periodic treatments are useful to maintain best results. ” -- Dr. Steven Zimmet, M.D.
Boca Raton Dermatologist
- What role do topical retinoids have in the treatment of acne?
“I think topical retinoids play a crucial role in the management of acne. We know that retinoids normalize the keratinization process, which will control and even prevent further acne outbreaks for the long term.”
New York Dermatologist
- What is your experience with patients using Latisse® to grow longer eyelashes?
“In my experience, Latisse® has proven to be an effective and relatively easy-to-use product for promoting true eyelash growth and lengthening. Since there is no FDA requirement for prior ophthalmologic examination, and reports of eye problems quite rare, most of us who prescribe the product routinely do not request an eye check prior to initiating treatment.”
Fractionated Lasers: Expert Opinion by Dr. Brown
Atlanta dermatologist Dr. Alia S. Brown shares her professional opinion about fractionated laser treatments:
“The Fraxel® laser treatment is a nonsurgical alternative to more invasive surgical procedures. This treatment can be considered a preventive treatment, as it may eliminate the need for a facelift in the future.” -- Dr. Alia Brown, M.D.
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Patient Education News
Psoriasis Education by Dermatologists for Psoriasis Awareness Month
August 9, 2012
In honor of Psoriasis Awareness Month, dermatologists are helping to inform their patients and local community about the psoriasis and various treatment options. Although there is no cure for psoriasis, there are a variety of treatments that help to control symptoms, including topical and oral medications, phototherapy, lasers, and recently developed biologic medications.
Psoriasis affects over 7 million Americans and is commonly treated in dermatology offices.
Dermatologists Remind Patients of the Benefits of Sunscreens
August 1, 2012
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and its member dermatologists want to remind American consumers that sunscreen remains a safe and effective form of sun protection. Remember that protecting yourself from sun exposure is the best way to prevent skin cancer and premature aging of the skin, such as unwanted wrinkles and age spots.
The President of the Academy, Dr. Daniel Siegel, recommends “generously applying a water-resistant, broad-spectrum sunscreen — that protects against both types of ultraviolet radiation (UVA and UVB) — with an SPF 30 or higher, in conjunction with other sun-safe practices such as limiting sun exposure, seeking shade, and wearing sun-protective clothing, hats and sunglasses.”
Everyone wants to have a fun and safe summer. By adding sunscreen to your daily routine, like brushing your teeth and washing your hands, the small step can have a big payoff and add years to your life down the line.
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Some dermatologists include the professional suffix "F.A.A.D." (or "FAAD") with their name. This means that they area "Fellow" of the American Academy of Dermatology. Being a Fellow means that the dermatologist is certified by the American Board of Dermatology or Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and has completed an evaluation designed to assess the knowledge, experience and skills necessary to provide high quality dermatology care.