The Dermatology Digest Podcast ExclusivesFeb 23, 2022
New in Skin: Clean, Green, and Freshly Activated
Dr. Patricia Farris discusses a variety of skincare trends, including clean beauty, green beauty, and a new concept: freshly activated beauty.
Talking Toxin Duration
Dr. Ted Lain discusses dose duration among neurotoxins, including efficacy, endpoints, and patient expectations.
Noninvasive Body Contouring Insights
Dr. Jeanine Downie discusses non-Invasive fat removal, including technology evolution, treatment approach, results, and combination therapies.
Lidocaine Shortage: Minimizing Toxicity Risks
Dr. Joel L. Cohen discusses the lidocaine shortage, including the use of varied anesthetic formulations and need for recognizing the symptoms of lidocaine toxicity.
Botulinum Toxin Tips for Success
Dr. Ronald Moy provides an update in botulinum toxins, including dosing and dilution and how to differentiate your practice by minimizing pain and bruising.
Preventing and Fixing Filler Complications
Dr. Joel L. Cohen discusses dermal filler-related complications, including strategies for prevention and management.
Dos and Don'ts of AK Management
Actinic keratoses are the second most common reason patients visit the dermatologist. In the final podcast in this 3-part educational program, Dr. Neal Bhatia discusses tips and provides advice for AK management, including treatment, reimbursement, and more. Here’s Dr. Bhatia
More on The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Individual Field Therapies and Cryo
Drs. George Martin and Ted Rosen continue their discussion on field therapies, including less versatile and combination treatment options.
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Individual Field Therapies and Cryo
Photodynamic therapy has become a safe, effective, and painless option for treating actinic keratosis. In the final podcast in this 3-part series, The Real World of PDT, Drs. George Martin and Ted Rosen discuss the range of FDA-approved field therapies, including on- and off-label protocols to enhance efficacy, decrease side effects, and increase patient compliance.
Understanding Herbal-based Therapies
Dr. Carl Thornfeldt discusses the science behind herbal-based therapies as well as the complexities of herbal therapy product development.
New and Emerging Topical Treatments for AKs
Actinic keratoses are the second most common reason patients visit the dermatologist. In the second podcast of this educational program, Dr. Todd Schlesinger, Medical Director, Dermatology and Laser Center of Charleston and Fellow, American Society for Mohs Surgery, discusses new and emerging topical treatments for AKs, including photodynamic therapies, topical agents, and more.
More on the Business of PDT: How to Optimize Reimbursements
Drs. George Martin and Daniel Siegel discuss PDT coding and reimbursement in more detail with practical in-office tips and scenarios.
The Business of PDT: How to Optimize Reimbursements
In part 2 of this 3-part podcast series, The Real World of PDT, Drs. George Martin and Daniel Siegel discuss PDT coding and reimbursement, including an overview of the evolving landscape and nuances for treatment, billing, and patient satisfaction.
Clinical Characteristics of Actinic Keratosis
Actinic keratoses are the second most common reason patients visit the dermatologist. In the first podcast of this educational program, Dr. Deborah Sarnoff, Clinical Professor of Dermatology, NYU, and President of the Skin Cancer Foundation, discusses the clinical characteristics of AK, including symptoms, histology, and risk for SCC development.
More on Making PDT Painless While Optimizing Efficacy
Welcome back as Dr. George Martin and Edward Maytin continue their discussion on PDT, including details on implementing the painless PDT protocol, treating resistant scalp AKs, and using PDT for other superficial skin cancers.
Making PDT Painless While Optimizing Efficacy
Photodynamic therapy has become a safe, effective, and painless option for treating actinic keratosis. In part 1 of this 3-part podcast series, The Real World of PDT, Drs. George Martin and Edward Maytin discuss the evolution of photodynamic therapy protocols, including daylight mediated PDT, in-office painless parameters, and pretreatment with vitamin D.
Pearls For Utilizing Sarecycline in Your Practice
Oral antibiotics are frequently used to treat moderate to severe acne. In the final podcast in this 3-part series, Emmy Graber, MD, MBA, President, The Dermatology Institute of Boston, and Affiliate Clinical Instructor, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, shares pearls for using sarecycline as an oral antibiotic therapy for acne.
Dispelling Myths Surrounding PDT
Photodynamic therapy has become a safe, effective, and painless option for treating actinic keratosis. In the introduction to this 3-part series on PDT, Dr. George Martin, dermatologist and founder and program chairman of Maui Derm, Maui, Hawaii, introduces three of the world's leading authorities on PDT who help to dispel the misconceptions that PDT is a painful, expensive, and ineffective treatment.
Innovations in Oral Antibiotic Therapy for Acne
Oral antibiotics are frequently used to treat moderate to severe acne. In the first podcast in this 3-part series, Christopher Bunick, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, discusses indications, concerns, and improvements in oral antibiotic therapy for acne.
Oral Antibiotics for Acne: A Review
Oral antibiotics are frequently used to treat moderate to severe acne. In the first podcast in this 3-part series, Dr. Christopher Bunick discusses indications, concerns, and improvements in oral antibiotic therapy for acne.
Plasma Pen Treatment Insights
Dr. Jason Emer shares his experience with plasma pen technology for safe and effective skin tightening, including device selection, application, and skincare regimens.
Part 3: Medical Interventions for Mature Skin
With age, skin becomes thinner, wrinkles, fragile and can bruise and tear more easily. In the final podcast in this 3-part series that addresses aging skin and improving skin health, board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Joel Schlessinger and Dr. Roger Ceilley discuss medical interventions for mature skin, including specific ingredients and topical formulations designed to reduce the incidence and duration of bruising. Here’s Drs. Schlessinger and Ceilley.
Part 2: Pathology of Actinic Purpura
Skin aging is more than cosmetic. In addition to overall thinning, wrinkles, and pigmentary changes, skin becomes fragile and can bruise and tear more easily. In the second podcast in this 3-part series that addresses aging skin and improving skin health, board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Roger Ceilley and Dr. Joel Schlessinger discuss the pathology of actinic purpura, including social impact and strategies for reducing risk. Here’s Drs. Ceilley and Schlessinger.
Part 1: The Disease State of Mature Skin
Skin aging is more than cosmetic. In addition to overall thinning, wrinkles, and pigmentary changes, skin becomes fragile and can bruise and tear more easily. In this, the first of three podcasts that address aging skin and improving skin health, board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Joel Schlessinger and Dr. Roger Ceilley discuss the characteristics and causes of aging skin, including an overview of options for intervention.
Diagnosing and Treating Nail Unit SCC
Dr. Nathaniel J. Jellinek discusses raising awareness about nail issues as well as specific Mohs techniques to improve nail unit squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) treatment outcomes.
Tips for Non-surgical Skin Tightening
Dr. Jacqueline Watchmaker shares her experience with non-surgical facial skin tightening devices, including candidate selection, realistic expectations, and optimal outcomes.
JAK Inhibitors and AD: Why, When, and How
Drs. George Martin and Ted Rosen talk candidly about why JAK inhibitors are important in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD), when dermatologists should consider using them, and how to safely mitigate risks and side effects while effectively treating AD patients with these powerful, “revolutionary” medications.
0:50 – The role of JAKs in AD
4:50 – JAK nuances
9:13 – The ORAL study and expanded black box warning
15:07 – Newer JAKS and Black Box inheritance
17:00 – The new molecules
18:00 – How to present biologics vs JAKs (age + delivery)
21:10 – Women of childbearing years
27:00 – Legacy black box on mace events, PEs, and DVTs – who’s at risk?
30:44 – Cancer and risk
32:10 – Patients at risk for serious infections
35:27 – JAKs and vaccinations
38:47 – Dosing adjustments
46:20 – Final thoughts on biologics and JAKs
Reducing Shingles Risk
Dr. Stephen Tyring discusses the safety and efficacy of the shingles vaccine, including the dermatologist’s role in the public health effort to prevent reemergence of the virus.
Multidrug Protocol Shown to Cure Pemphigus, Pemphigoid
Dr. Sergei Grando discusses his multidrug protocol shown to offer potential cure for the majority of pemphigus and pemphigoid patients.
Treating Facial Acanthosis Nigricans
Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd discusses approaches for treating facial acanthosis nigricans in children and adults.
Clinical Clues for Differentiating Scarring Alopecia
Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd shares tips for differentiating among the various types scarring alopecia.
Tips for Avoiding Common Sources of Pediatric Allergen Contact Dermatitis
Dr. JiaDe Yu discusses pre-emptive avoidance strategies for common sources of pediatric allergic contact dermatitis.
Rethinking Sun ‘Protection’
Dr. Raja Sivamani discusses the need for a broader concept of sun protection as well as a more holistic approach to melasma.
Future Possibilities of PLE for Skin Conditions
Polypodium leucotomos extract (PLE) is derived from a South American fern known to provide protection against solar UV radiation exposure. In the third and final podcast in this series, board-certified dermatologists Dr. Joel Schlessinger and Dr. Jeanine Downie discuss the benefits of PLE supplementation for inflammatory skin conditions, including polymorphous light eruption, rheumatoid arthritis, vitiligo, psoriasis, and more.
The Many Potential Uses of Dupilumab
Dr. Raj Chovatiya discusses the safety and efficacy of dupilumab for atopic dermatitis, asthma, and chronic rhinosinusitis as well as its broad potential for treating other conditions affected by the IL-4/IL-13 signaling pathway. Based on the presentation "Dupilumab: Going Beyond Atopic Dermatitis" at the Diversity in Dermatology 2022 Conference.
The Role of PLE in Sun Protection
Polypodium Leucotomos extract (PLE) is derived from a South American fern known to provide protection against solar UV radiation exposure. In the second podcast in this series, board-certified dermatologists Dr. Joel Schlessinger and Dr. Jeanine Downie discuss in detail the benefits of PLE supplementation for preventing skin damage from sun exposure.
New Devices in Cosmetic Dermatology
Dr. Joel Cohen details several recent cosmetic dermatology devices, including one has reignited interest in laser hair removal, another for nonsurgical eyelid ptosis, and more.
Polypodium leucotomos: Current Research and Therapies
Polypodium leucotomos extract is derived from a South American fern known to provide protection against solar UV radiation exposure. In this, the first of three podcasts, board-certified dermatologists Dr. Joel Schlessinger and Dr. Jeanine Downie discuss the history of polypodium leucotomos, including current formulations and applications.
Commentary on Testing Requirements for Sunscreens
Dr. James Spencer discusses the regulatory background of sunscreen ingredients, including testing requirements for systemic effects, and how that influences his recommendations to patients.
The Role of AI in Dermatology
Dr. Vishal Anil Patel discusses the opportunities, challenges, and potential for artificial intelligence in dermatology.
Laser and Light Innovations
Dr. Joel Cohen discusses laser and light innovations that provide solutions for delivering safe and efficacious patient results.
Treating Pediatric Hair Loss
Dr. Brittany Craiglow discusses the latest options for treating pediatric patients with hair loss disorders.
Banning Chemical Sunscreens?
Dr. George Martin discusses Maui County Bill 135, a ban on chemical sunscreens, which recently passed despite oppositional expert testimony, as well as measures that may affect or prevent the bill from becoming law in October 2022.
Skin Changes and PCOS
Dr. Joslyn Sciacca Kirby discusses the dermatologist’s role in recognizing skin changes associated with polycystic ovary syndrome.
Avoiding Complications and Risk With Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures
Dr. David Goldberg discusses avoiding and addressing aesthetic treatment complications to minimize legal risk.
A Place for Probiotics in Dermatology
Dr. Raja Sivamani talks probiotics, including evidence, products, and indications for dermatologic conditions.
Focused RF for Facial Rejuvenation
Dr. Suneel Chilukuri discusses a specific technique and technology for nonsurgical facial sculpting and tightening.
Talking Dermatologic Vulvovaginal Conditions
Dr. Melissa Mauskar discusses the dermatologist’s role in diagnosing and managing vulvovaginal disorders, including when to involve the patient’s gynecologist.
Skin Lesion Biopsy Tips
Dr Robert Brodell offers biopsy tips for getting an accurate pathology report that correctly diagnoses skin diseases porokeratosis and bullous pemphigoid.
Lessons Learned in Cyst Removal
Dr. Robert Brodell draws on 27 years of experience in private practice to impart wisdom (and humor) on a simple but useful in-office procedure: cyst removal.