Acne affects up to 50 million people every year, and it’s not just a teen thing either, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Way too many adults will break out into their 30s, 40s and even 50s, and an unlucky few can even develop acne for the first time as adults.
And although the treatment of this common skin condition has remained the same for years, researchers are finally getting closer to identifying the root cause of acne and as a result, the pipeline is now bursting with new treatments.
Inflammation has become quite the buzz word in medical circles, and it is increasingly linked to a host of diseases and conditions including acne. The
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Treating skin of color is known to be challenging as it has different properties which can lead to unique skin conditions, but Nada Elbuluk, M.D, an assistant professor at the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City, is more than up for the task. In fact, she welcomes it. Elbuluk specializes in the treatment of skin and color as well as pigmentary disorders including vitiligo and melasma.
She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Princeton University in New Jersey, where she also minored in Gender studies and African American studies. She earned her medical degree with a distinction in research at the Univer
Meet the Skin Savior
Linda Lowndes is the mother of a skin simulation technology that takes a huge leap beyond cover-up make-up, previously the go-to method of concealing or camouflaging skin conditions. She recognized that more severe conditions like vitiligo, birthmarks, burns, eczema, lupus and keloid scarring could not be managed properly using the traditional methods, which did not provide sufficient or lasting coverage. Microskin™ offers color correction that is individually formulated for each client, so it’s almost like second skin. Microskin is also committed to medical research, and has funded studies to address the psychological effects of using Microskin to address b