Thursday, July 3, 2014

Event: Outsmart psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis from the inside out

About this program:

Designed around your needs, this new program gives you the information and tools to help you:
  • Reduce inflammation, pain and other symptoms
  • Determine the best treatment options for you
  • Lower your risk of related conditions
  • Gain a deeper understanding of psoriatic diseases by asking leading dermatologists questions
  • Share ideas with others for coping with the emotional impact of psoriatic diseases
A FREE continental breakfast is included. The National Psoriasis Foundation is offering you this event valued at $100 forFREE with support from our sponsors.


Dermatologist—Erin Boh, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.D.


9:30 a.m. — Registration and continental breakfast
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. — Dermatologist Erin Boh, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.D. will talk about the latest in treatments, research and resources to improve your quality of life with the disease.


Tulane Medical Center
J. Bennett Johnston Building - Conference Room 111A (#8 on campus map)
1324 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118 [ campus map or google map ]


$5 (3-4 hours) La Salle Parking Garage
(275 La Salle St. - less than one block from J. Bennett Johnston Bldg - #7 on campus map)

Metered street parking available

Made possible with support from
National Psoriasis Foundation gratefully acknowledges our local sponsor Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology for their support.

Made possible with support from
AbbVie JanssenNovartis

National Psoriasis Foundation gratefully acknowledges AbbVie, Inc., Janssen BioTech, Inc. and Novartis for their support. The National Psoriasis Foundation is solely responsible for all content and development.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Dry Skin - Prevention & Precautions

Dr. Azeen Sadeghian, with Tulane Dermatology, discusses tips for preventing dry skin in this short video. For information visit

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

We're Looking for Qualified Participants near New Orleans for an Acne Research Study

If you or someone you know is suffering with moderate acne, you may be qualified to participate in our research study. We will be testing an investigational topical medication for acne and there is no cost to participate. Qualified participants must be 12 years or older with 20 - 50 red irritated pimples and 30 - 100 whiteheads or blackheads on their face.

Compensation may be provided for time and travel. Health insurance is not needed to participate.

For more information or to find out if you qualify, please call the Tulane University Department of Dermatology at 504-988-2740.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Does skin firming cream actually help tighten skin?

The most likely answer is no.  The reason why the skin sags is because of loss of support.  The skin support system is primarily due to collagen and elastin as well as fat and bone in the lower parts of the skin.  Skin firming creams are made of chemicals that may include vitamin A , Vitamin C, Vitamin E and other antioxidants or peptides.  These all sit on the top of the skin (epidermis) and have poor penetration into the lower levels of the skin.   Real tightening requires the transfer of energy such as ultrasound waves or heat to the deeper parts of the skin.  There are new devices that are showing some progress in skin tightening, but don't count on a cream to give you those kinds of results.  

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Friday, April 18, 2014

I’ve seen advertisements for at home skin tag removers. Are these safe to use?

These treatments can be effective, however, they are not as magical as their advertisements seem.  They require frequent application of certain chemicals that irritate the skin to remove the tag.  The areas can become red and inflamed in the process.   Skin tags are an extremely common complaint in our offices and are easily removed with liquid nitrogen or simple excision by a board certified dermatologist.  

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Friday, April 11, 2014

In your opinion, what product moisturizer works better: Mary Kay or Olay? Or are they basically the same?

Moisturizers need to fit the skin type of the user.  There are special formulations of each type of skin.  People with oily skin need a light moisturizer and those with drier skin or mature skin need thicker moisturizers.  All moisturizers have the same types of ingredients- emollients and humectants.  The large manufacturers usually have several types to fit different types of skin.  Your dermatologist's office can give you moisturizer samples to try out at home.  

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Friday, April 4, 2014

I have recently hit menopause and my hair is thinning. Do you have any suggestions of products I could use to reduce hair loss?

Menopause causes hormone related changes to occur in the scalp.   As a result, many women notice a change in their hair texture, as well as thinning, especially in the front parts of the scalp.  There are several ways to keep your scalp healthy.  The first is to treat dry scalp with an over the counter shampoo with pyrithione zinc, selenium sulfide or prescription one with ketoconazole.  The next option is to begin an over the counter treatment containing minoxidil.  This medication has been clinically proven to thicken hair over time.  It does require daily use to maintain results.  Although vitamins are often used for hair loss, there is little medical proof that they can alter hair shaft diameter and stimulate new growth.  

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