Dr. Draelos is an experienced dermatologist, and her research into dermatology combined with her career in clinics, she’s an authority that anyone can learn from. Throughout 2018, she offered interesting analysis on several common trends that will help you take care of patients finding new, exciting challenges for you, their local dermatologist.
In her article, ‘The Ideal Woman’, Dr. Draelos spoke about perfectly healthy women coming into her practice fearing that they have a disorder of some sort in their scalp or eyelids, because they can’t grow hair as thick and lush or eyelashes as long and glamorous as that TV talk show host or news reporter.
The reason behind their fear? Zoe Draelos believes it’s HD television, which provides a sufficiently high resolution that a viewer can see each individual, perfect, and perfectly fake eyelash of the anchor in question. That’s it – the fear these women have is caused by a rise in artificial beauty products and pushing a genuinely impossible image as ideal. When caring for your patients, these social trends should be kept in mind as you take in their concerns.
Another popular phenomena she wrote on, is that of associating tightness of the skin with cleanliness after a shower. Many of her patients express this belief, and it’s a dangerous one that that can lead to eczema and similar disorders. The high alkaline value of soap sets off a reaction that dries and damages skin, while safer, synthetic detergents don’t produce a sense of dryness – rather, they may leave a slightly slimy sensation. While this might feel like detergent residue, it’s actually a sign of healthy skin and to be encouraged.
Tim Ioannides is a distinguished doctor of dermatology, with a long career of catering to the dermatological needs of Treasure Coast, Florida.
Serving the Treasure Coast for over 15 years, Tim Ioannides, MD is the founder of Treasure Coast Dermatology, a multi-location dermatology practice with a proactive approach to medical care.
He also plays an important role in educating future dermatologists in dermatologic surgery and reconstructive surgery as a Voluntary Associate Professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine. See This Article for additional information.
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