Perhaps you're a regular at the dermatologist and go once or more a year, but maybe you've never made a visit to the skin doctor before. Whatever the case, you can get more out of your visit if you're prepared. Here are a few points to consider so that you can make your next trip to the derm a breeze. To find out what they are, just keep reading.
Earlier, I asked you for your favorite ways to clear up acne and you delivered. So far, we've received nearly 60 comments, and in order to make it all a bit easier to digest, I've gathered together a few of my favorites, focusing in on the remedies you recommended most. From ice to benzoyl peroxide to taking the holistic approach, here are 10 of your top treatments.
According to the study, which was published in the April issue of Archives of Dermatology, Dr. Alice Watson, along with her colleagues, treated two groups of patients with mild to moderate acne. Some went the regular office visit route, while others were instructed to upload photos of their skin, submitting symptoms questions. For the latter group, doctors followed up within three days with advice and treatments.
The outcome? Patients saw almost the same results (reduced pimples) whether they were treated online or at the office. While dermatologists spent about the same amount of time with patients regardless, patients loved the time online visits saved them, with most of them saying they'd opt for the online method again. While I'm sure "visiting" the doc online isn't perfect, perhaps we might be seeing more of these types of services available in the future. Would you jump all over this, or do you prefer the tried-and-true office visit?
Meet Dr. Vail Reese, a San Francisco dermatologist who brings new meaning to the phrase "skin flicks." When he's not working, he's busy maintaining Skinema.com, a fun and fascinating site about skin in cinema. I recently sat down with Dr. Reese to talk about celebrity skin, acne, Botox and more skin topics. We had so much to talk about that I'll be adding more from him in the future. For now, read on!
You run Skinema.com, a website chronicling skin and dermatology in cinema. Which celebrities have good skin, in your opinion?
Nicole Kidman. She's a role model for being fashionably fair. So are
Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon and Keira Knightley. These are women who are not hitting the tanning beds. Being tan is last century's look. With all that said, Keira has acne, but so do a lot of stars—like Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. In the last Harry Potter movie, they had to go in frame-by-frame and digitally fix blemishes.
For more, including Dr. Reese's advice on treating adult acne, read more