Five Ways to Improve Patients’ Access in Your Practice | The Dermatologist

Authors Oluwatobi A. Ogbechie-Godec, MD, MBA Hao Feng, MD, MHS Dermatology faces a potentially serious problem regarding patient access to adequate care. The following five suggestions are practical opportunities to improve the ever-growing backlog of patients in need of dermatologic care. Throughout our short careers, our research and clinical interests have focused on improving access… Read more »

Shedding Light on Acne and Rosacea

In the 1950s x-rays were used to destroy the oil glands that cause acne. Today lasers are being tried to target either oil glands or bacteria that both play a role in acne. This interest in using lasers has been prompted by a rise in antibiotic resistance, side effects of oral and topical treatments, and… Read more »

How to Apply Sunscreen By the American Academy of Dermatology

Sunscreen is safe and can protect your skin against skin cancer and premature aging. However, sunscreen is not as effective if applied incorrectly.  Follow these tips from dermatologists when applying sunscreen: Choose a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher, is water resistant, and provides broad-spectrum coverage, which means it protects you from… Read more »

Acne: Tips for Managing

You can reduce your acne by following these skin care tips from dermatologists. Wash twice a day and after sweating. Perspiration, especially when wearing a hat or helmet, can make acne worse. So, wash your skin as soon as possible after sweating. Use your fingertips to apply a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser. Using a washcloth, mesh… Read more »

Athletes and Skin Cancer

Athletes spend many hours in the mid-day sun, which is a major risk factor for all skin cancers, including the most serious, melanoma. Whether on the slopes, in the water, on the track, or on the field, outdoor athlete receive more ultraviolet radiation (UV) exposure than the general public for many reasons, including: Intense practice… Read more »