Supplements in Dermatology: Assessing the Safety and Efficacy of Common Dietary Supplements

Many over-the-counter supplements available to consumers today market themselves as beneficial for skin, hair, and nail health, including a growing number of peptide-infused products. Often, dermatologists prescribe zinc, biotin, vitamin D, and other compounds as supplements to treat a variety of disorders. Designated by the Food and Drug Administration as “supplements”, they rarely undergo rigorous …

Acne Awareness Month: International Guidelines for Acne Treatment

June marks the beginning of Acne Awareness Month during which dermatologic organizations, such as South Beach Symposium and the American Academy of Dermatology, aim to reduce stigma, spread awareness, and elucidate possible treatment options for the most common skin condition in the United States. Patients suffering from the common inflammatory skin disorder are most often treated …

Preventing and Reversing Sun Damaged Skin

While the harmful effects of sun exposure are especially apparent during summer, potential sun-damage is a year-round risk. In recent years, medical professionals, health organizations, and federal agencies have advocated for an increase in sun-protectant measures. The World Health Organization has predicted “that the depletion of the ozone layer could lead to further increased rates …