Telemedicine Dermatology in New Jersey and New York

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Cysteamine for Melasma

Cysteamine is approved by the FDA to treat cystinosis, which is a lysosomal storage disease. However, cysteamine also has been shown to have skin-lightening effects and to inhibit melanogenesis. It is available in Europe, and may also be found in some cosmeceutical products. It has been investigated in the treatment of melasma  in two randomized… Read More

Treatment of Hypopigmentation

Hypopigmentation is lightening of the skin that can occur after various injuries, such as burns, laser injuries, and surgical and traumatic scars; in stretch marks (striae); after various rashes (e.g. eczema), acne, or tinea versicolor; or for know know reason (e.g. idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis). Hypopigmentation can be difficult to treat. Possible treatments include non-ablative fracitonal… Read More

Food, Diet and Acne

Do certain foods contribute to acne? A common question that dermatologists receive from acne patients is “do certain foods cause acne?” Many patients feel that eating greasy foods like potato chips, drinking soda, eating high sugar foods, or chocolate can contribute to acne. And many patients will point to very specific examples of when they… Read More

Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors For Vitiligo

Topical calcineurin inhibitors are a common treatment for vitiligo. These treatments include the topical medications tacrolimus (Protopic) and pimecrolimus (Elidel). They are often combined with phototherapy in treatment protocols. A recent analysis of 56 clinical studies of calcineurin inhibitors, either as monotherapy or in combination with phototherapy, confirms the usefulness of these medications. According to… Read More

Skyrizi for Psoriasis

Skyrizi (risankizumab-rzaa) joins the ever-growing ranks of biologics for the treatment of psoriasis. Skyrizi is new IL-23 inhibitor, which binds to the p19 subunit,  joining Tremfya and Ilumya, and Stelara (which binds to the p40 subunit).  It is approved for adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy of phototherapy. Skyrizi has… Read More

Seysara For Acne

What is Seysara For Acne? Seysara (sarecycline) is the newest (approved in 2018) antibiotic for the treatment of acne vulgaris in patient ages 9 and up. It is in the tetracycline class, and related to the well-known acne medications doxycycline and minocycline. What is the dosing for Seysara? Seysara is dosed by weight. 60 mg for… Read More

Topical Oxymatazoline Cream (Rho-fade) for Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin diseases marked by persistent facial erythema, easy flushing, and the development of telangiectasia. Over time papules and pustules may appear as well. Several topical and systemic medications are used to treat rosacea, but these primarily address the inflammatory lesion component. Treatments for persistent facial erythema are limited, usually requiring pulsed-due… Read More

Botox Lip Flip

You read more and more about the Botox “lip flip” as a new procedure to add volume to the lips. In truth, this is a long-established Botox injection technique that now has a catchy new name. What is a Botox lip flip? First, what a Botox lip flip is not. It is not filler. It… Read More

Treating Acne Without Antibiotics

Systemic antibiotics, such as doxycycline and minocycline, have long been the mainstay of treating moderate to severe acne. But many are concerned about the long-term use of antibiotics, the development of antibiotic resistance, and concern regarding adverse effects with long-term use. There are a number of alternatives to oral antibiotics in the treatment of acne.… Read More