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  • Moisturization: Not “once and done”!

    Moisturize means “make less dry”. Emollient means “having the quality of softening or soothing the skin”. Humectant means “retaining or preserving moisture”. You can see they all mean essentially the same thing, keeping the skin moist. Now that we have the terminology down, the solution is easy.

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  • Skinifinity with Platelet-rich Plasma and Tranexamic Acid are the newest weapons in the fight against Melasma

    Skinifinity with Platelet-rich Plasma and Tranexamic Acid are the newest weapons in the fight against Melasma

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  • Intimacy and Hidradenitis Suppurativa

    Hidradenitis Suppurativa isolates its sufferers like no other disease. Never knowing when an abscess will break or when a weeping sore under the arm will drip past the bandage and stain your clothes. It also often eliminates the ability to be intimate with your partner. You may also have experienced trauma related to multiple procedures and of course, grief and loss issues related to how deeply your life has changed because of HS.

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  • Why Antibiotics Often Fail in Hidradenitis Suppurativa

    Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) are always colonized, but rarely infected with bacteria. Even then, it is poorly understood why antibiotics don’t work well for them. New research has found that bacteria form shields, particularly in HS, which block the action of antibiotics. These shields are called biofilms, and can be very effective in making patients miserable.

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  • Vaccinations and Biologics: Should we vaccinate or not?

    We are smack in the middle of Flu season and many of my patients on biologics for Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, and Hidradenitis Suppurativa are asking me whether they should get the Flu shot. The answer is a resounding YES! As always, though, there are caveats:

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