Patient Education is a series of informative interviews with expert dermatologists discussing common disease states, why they occur and how those affected can seek treatment from their local dermatology practice.

Dr. Naiem T. Issa on Actinic Cheilitis

Dr. Issa discusses actinic cheilitis, a condition that may turn into squamous cell carcinoma.

Dr. G. Scott Drew on Acanthosis Nigricans

Dr. Drew discusses acanthosis nigricans, a skin condition that is more common in people who have diabetes.

Dr. Kaitlin Peters on Pityriasis Rosea

Dr. Peters discusses pityriasis rosea, a common papulosquamous disease with an estimated prevalence of 0.21% in the United States.

Dr. Elizabeth Kiracofe on Hand Dermatitis

Dr. Kiracofe discusses hand dermatitis, a common type of eczema that affects about 10% of the population in the United States.

Dr. Darshan Vaidya on Alopecia Areata

Dr. Vaidya discusses alopecia areata, a disease that affects approximately 6.8 million people in the United States.

Dr. Marguerite Germain on Confluent & Reticulated Papillomatosis (CARP)

Dr. Germain discusses confluent and reticulated papillomatosis, an uncommon skin disorder that mostly occurs in teens and young adults.

Dr. Linda Woodson on Traction Alopecia

Dr. Woodson discusses traction alopecia, a type of hair loss than can occur in all ethnic groups and is common in people of color.

Dr. Pantea Tamjidi on Seborrheic Keratosis

Dr. Tamjidi discusses seborrheic keratosis, a common skin growth affecting nearly 83 million Americans.

Dr. Yolanda Holmes on Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Dr. Holmes discusses post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, a skin disorder that affects all skin types but is more common in individuals with darker skin.

Dr. Meredith Reimer on Warts

Dr. Reimer discusses warts, a common skin infection with more than 3 million cases in the United States per year.

Dr. Stephanie Fabbro on Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma

Dr. Fabbro discusses cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, a type of cancer with an incidence of approximately six cases per one million.

Dr. Patrick Keehan on Hives

Dr. Keehan discusses hives, a skin condition that acutely affects 15-20% of the general US population and chronically affects 2-3% of individuals over their lifetime.

Dr. Asmi Sanghvi on Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

Dr. Sanghvi discusses dermatosis papulosa nigra, a skin condition that affects up to 35% of the African American population.

Dr. Rocco Serrao on Nummular Eczema

Dr. Serrao discusses nummular eczema, a skin condition with more than 200,000 US cases per year.

Dr. Rachel Maiman on Adult Female Acne

Dr. Maiman discusses adult female acne, a skin condition that affects approximately 12 to 22 percent of women in the United States.

Dr. Kimberly Vincent on Vitiligo

Dr. Vincent discusses vitiligo, a skin disorder with an estimated prevalence between 1.9 million to 2.8 million cases in US adults.

Dr. Duane Dilworth on Melasma

Dr. Dilworth discusses melasma, a common skin condition with more than 200,000 cases in the United States per year.

Dr. David Gorsulowsky on Onychomycosis

Dr. Gorsulowsky discusses onychomycosis, a common nail condition with more than 3 million cases in the United States per year.

Dr. Alexander Doctoroff on Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Dr. Doctoroff discusses squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of skin cancer with an estimated 1.8 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year.

Dr. Scott Guenthner on Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Dr. Guenthner discusses hidradenitis suppurativa, a common skin condition with more than 200,000 cases annually in the United States.

Dr. Scott Lim on Basal Cell Carcinoma

Dr. Lim discusses basal cell carcinoma, the most frequently occurring form of all cancers with an estimated 3.6 million cases diagnosed each year in the United States.

Dr. Michelle Ehrlich on Acne Scarring

Dr. Ehrlich discusses acne scarring; about 80% of people between ages 11 and 30 will get acne, and one out of five of those people will develop scars.

Dr. Liet Le on Solar Elastosis

Dr. Le discusses solar elastosis, a degenerative condition of elastic tissue in the dermis due to prolonged sun exposure.

Dr. Mark Seraly on Severe Recalcitrant Acne

Dr. Seraly discusses severe recalcitrant acne, including nodular, inflammatory and cystic acne.

Dr. David Hensley on Melanoma

Dr. Hensley discusses melanoma, a serious type of skin cancer with more than 200,000 cases annually in the United States.

Dr. Michael McKelvey on Cysts

Dr. McKelvey discusses cysts, a very common skin condition in the United States.

Dr. David Altman on the Dermatologic Skin Manifestations of COVID-19

Dr. Altman discusses the dermatologic skin manifestations of COVID-19, an evolving issue in the United States.

Dr. Neera Agarwal-Antal on Actinic Keratosis

Dr. Agarwal-Antal discusses actinic keratosis, a dermatologic condition with more than three million cases annually in the United States.

Dr. Annie Gonzalez on Perioral Dermatitis

Dr. Gonzalez discusses perioral dermatitis, a dermatologic condition with more than 200,000 cases annually in the United States.

Dr. Marisa Garshick on Hyperhidrosis

Dr. Garshick discusses hyperhidrosis, a dermatologic condition with an estimated prevalence of 15.3 million people in the United States.

Dr. Amy Norton on Tinea Versicolor

Dr. Norton discusses tinea versicolor, a dermatologic condition with more than 200,000 cases annually in the United States.

Dr. Aurora Shehu Wingrove on Androgenetic Alopecia

Dr. Shehu Wingrove discusses androgenetic alopecia, a dermatologic condition with more than three million cases in the United States per year.

Dr. Ronald “Junior” Nelson on Lichen Planopilaris

Dr. Nelson discusses lichen planopilaris, a rare skin condition that is estimated to be the cause of baldness in about 1.25% of cases.

Dr. David Cotter on Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Dr. Cotter discusses allergic contact dermatitis, a skin condition with more than three million cases in the United States per year.

Dr. Christina Mitchell on Tinea Corporis

Dr. Mitchell discusses tinea corporis, a skin condition with more than three million cases in the United States per year.

Dr. Kathleen Colorado on Furunculosis

Dr. Colorado discusses furunculosis, a skin condition affecting more than 200,000 people yearly in the United States.

Dr. Ronald Bernardin on Seborrheic Dermatitis

Dr. Bernardin discusses seborrheic dermatitis, a skin condition affecting more than three million people yearly in the United States.

Dr. Nicholas Benner on Tinea Pedis

Dr. Benner discusses tinea pedis, a skin condition affecting more than three million people yearly in the United States.

Dr. Jeffrey Sassmannshausen on Telogen Effluvium

Dr. Sassmannshausen discusses telogen effluvium, a skin condition affecting more than 200,000 people yearly in the United States.

Dr. Diane Berson on “Maskne” (Mask Plus Acne)

Dr. Berson discusses “maskne” (mask plus acne), a skin condition affecting more and more people daily in the United States.

Dr. Mark Darst on Rosacea

Dr. Darst discusses rosacea, a skin condition affecting 16 million people in the United States.

Dr. Maria Hicks on Eczema

Dr. Hicks discusses eczema, a skin condition affecting 35 million people in the United States.

Dr. Danny Del Campo on Psoriasis

Dr. Del Campo discusses psoriasis, an immune-mediated disease that affects more than eight million people in the United States.

Dr. Rania Agha on Acne

Dr. Agha discusses acne, the most common skin condition in the United States.