About Dr. Jeffrey C. Poole, MD

Dr. Poole specializes in medical and pediatric dermatology – diagnosing and treating a wide range of childhood skin disorders, including vascular anomalies (hemangiomas). Dr. Poole also performs laser surgery and other laser and light treatments.

Tips & Wisdom

Acne Medications: OTC vs Prescription

Over the counter (OTC) acne medicines are a good first choice in mild acne, and can be fairly effective. Most all of these contain one of three ingredients, and despite what advertising and television...

Rosacea Treatment Review

Many people with rosacea may first experience the facial redness of rosacea subtype 1 called "Erythrotelangiectatic rosacea". The causes the face to become red, flush easily from various sti...

Bleach Bath for Eczema

I prefer the term ‘swimming pool baths’ for dilute bleach baths since this is essentially what they are–the same level of chlorine (bleach) that you find in your own backyard or neig...

Tips for using Topical Retinoids

Topical retinoids (Differin®, Epiduo®, Retin-A®, Tazorac®, …. etc) are a must in most all acne treatment regimens. They are part of the foundation for most acne treatment. All ac...

Why Isotretinoin?

Isotretinoin is the active ingredient of several oral acne medication brands, including Accutane (now withdrawn from the market), Amnesteem, and Sotret. Although there have been concerns raised about ...

Stelara Treatment for Psoriasis

The age of biologics has made a tremendous impact on the care of psoriasis. These medicines have opened up a new world of safe and effective treatments for our worst psoriasis sufferers. They are ofte...

Bleach Bath Tips

“I prefer the term ‘swimming pool baths’ for dilute bleach baths since this is essentially what they are–the same level of chlorine (bleach) that you find in your own backyard ...

Psoriasis Treatments: Biologics

Biologics are the most recent advances in the treatment of psoriasis, though they have been in use in the U.S. for nearly 14 years. Biologics were initially considered 2nd line agents, but can now be ...

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) Treatment

Topical therapies, such as imiquimod and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), may be prescribed for the treatment of certain types of basal cell carcinomas (BCCs). Ingenol mebutate (Picato® Gel), another topical m...

Rosacea Treatment Options

Rosacea, a lifelong and potentially progressive disorder, can be broken down into three main types: 1. ETR (Erythro-Telangiectatic Rosacea) or subtype 1 – Red, blushing, flushing rosacea, with lots ...

Actinic Keratoses (AK) Treatment

Early treatment of actinic keratoses (AKs) is generally simple, fast and effective in eliminating these growths, and preventing skin cancer. There a many ways to treat AKs. The most common approach is...