Expert Tips & Wisdom

Rosacea Treatment Options

by Jeffrey Poole, MD, FAAD
Rosacea, a lifelong and potentially progressive disorder, can be broken down into three main types:1. ETR (Erythro-Telangiectatic Rosacea) or subtype 1 – Red, blushing, flushing rosacea, with lots of ... More...

Actinic Keratoses (AK) Treatment

by Jeffrey Poole, MD, FAAD
Early treatment of actinic keratoses (AKs) is generally simple, fast and effective in eliminating these growths, and preventing skin cancer.There a many ways to treat AKs. The most common approach is ... More...

Biologics for the Treatment of Psoriasis

by Jeffrey Poole, MD, FAAD
Biologics are the most recent advances in the treatment of psoriasis, though they have been in use in the U.S. for nearly 14 years. Biologics were initially considered 2nd line agents, but can now be ... More...

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) Treatment

by Jeffrey Poole, MD, FAAD
Topical therapies, such as imiquimod and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), may be prescribed for the treatment of certain types of basal cell carcinomas (BCCs).Ingenol mebutate (Picato® Gel), another topical med... More...

Bleach Bath Tips

by Jeffrey Poole, MD, FAAD
"I prefer the term 'swimming pool baths' for dilute bleach baths since this is essentially what they are--the same level of chlorine (bleach) that you find in your own backyard or neighborhood pool. ... More...

Tips for using Topical Retinoids

by Jeffrey Poole, MD, FAAD
Topical retinoids (Differin®, Epiduo®, Retin-A®, Tazorac®, .... etc) are a must in most all acne treatment regimens. They are part of the foundation for most acne treatment. All acn... More...

Why Isotretinoin?

by Jeffrey Poole, MD, FAAD
Isotretinoin is the active ingredient of several oral acne medication brands, including Accutane (now withdrawn from the market), Amnesteem, and Sotret. Although there have been concerns raised about... More...

Rosacea Treatment Review

by Jeffrey Poole, MD, FAAD
Many people with rosacea may first experience the facial redness of rosacea subtype 1 called "Erythrotelangiectatic rosacea". The causes the face to become red, flush easily from various ... More...

Acne Medications: OTC vs Prescription

by Jeffrey Poole, MD, FAAD
Over the counter (OTC) acne medicines are a good first choice in mild acne, and can be fairly effective. Most all of these contain one of three ingredients, and despite what advertising and television... More...