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Zoe Diana Draelos, M.D.
Zoe Diana Draelos, M.D., is a consulting professor of dermatology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C. She is investigator, Dermatology Consulting Services, High Point, N.C., and a Dermatology Times Editorial Advisor and co-medical editor.
Dermal pinning explained
Dermal pinning is a technique that goes by many different propriety names, including dermal poration and dermal needling. It is essentially the use of a roller device with many small needles that is pressed and rolled over the skin. It can be used with or without electricity.
Editorial: Solving the case of the unfilled prescription
Dermatologists are frustrated because they know there will be many more cases of the unfilled prescription. And what can we do?
Toothpastes for dry mouth and lips
Toothpaste selection is important in the treatment of dry mouth and dry lips, but the sensitive teeth formulations do not appear to be problematic.
The allure of pearl powder
Pearl powder is another sea derived substance finding its way into high priced boutique products. Many healing and skin benefits are thought to be derived from pearls in the Orient.
Considerations for hair washing frequency
This is the second most difficult question to answer in dermatology behind how often should I wash my face. I am not sure that all dermatologists would agree on the frequency of hair washing, and perhaps this is due to the fact that shampoo is to wash the scalp and beautify the hair.
Seaweed becomes latest cosmeceutical fad
Seaweed and oceanic extracts are the ingredients of the moment. Why? Because raw material suppliers have decided to put their efforts towards growth in this area.
Adjusting the color of self-tanning creams
The depth of color is created by the amount of DHA applied and the amount of protein present in the skin. In areas where the stratum corneum is thicker, such as the palms, soles, elbows, and knees, the brown color appears darker.
Can inflammation reduction lead to ‘slimmer’ skin?
Patients will bring to me on a weekly basis tubes of slimming cream for evaluation. The question from the concerned consumer is always the same. Is it wise use of my money to purchase this product again and what exactly does a slimming cream do? The honest truth is that I am not sure what benefit a slimming cream delivers.
4 categories of under-eye cosmetic products and their benefits
I have not found any product for eye puffiness in the cosmetic marketplace that work, but there are several categories of products available.
Self-tanning cream safety
Self-tanning creams are safe, but perhaps an explanation is in order. There have been a very few reported cases of allergic contact dermatitis to self-tanning creams.


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