Welcome to Baucom & Mina Derm Surgery, LLC’s monthly newsletter. We are excited to provide this service to our patients to discuss relevant dermatology, surgery, and cosmetic topics, and keep you posted on what’s new in our office. If you have not already signed up for the e-newsletter, you can do so right now:
“I’ve gotten my vaccine…now what?”
If you’ve had both vaccine shots, you might be asking yourself this very question. Fortunately, the CDC updated their guidelines in March for fully vaccinated individuals (defined as > 2 weeks after one’s final vaccine dose). The good news is that being fully vaccinated now affords individuals more freedom than before!
Fully vaccinated people can:
- Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing.
- Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing.
- Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic.
*** If you’ve been fully vaccinated, let us know as we will finally be able to take our masks off during your clinic visit! ***
Emory Dermatology Resident Cosmetic Session!
We hosted our 2nd Emory cosmetic session of the year in March for the senior dermatology residents. Many thanks to all our patients for coming out and letting the residents evaluate and treat their cosmetic concerns. We had a liposuction, botulinum injections, fillers to the temples and foreheads, a blepharoplasty, and neck tuck! It was a full day of learning, and lots of fun! We’ll be showing our patient results on Instagram and Facebook in the next few weeks, but here are some previews!
Spring is officially here, and we couldn’t be happier! The warmer, longer days are a respite from the cold and dark winter. As we begin to see more sunshine, it’s important to remember to apply sunscreen daily (SPF30+) and seek shade when possible. We’ll have more on sun protection tips and pointers in the upcoming newsletters.
THE TRUTH ABOUT SKIN CARE PRODUCTS WITH CBD
(highlights from the American Academy of Dermatology website)
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, seems to be everywhere nowadays, including in skin care products. With claims that CBD can cure dermatologic conditions and rejuvenate the skin, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) decided to take a closer look to discover the benefits vs myths of CBD in skin care products. Scan the QR code for more info.
- FDA warns that ‘CBD has the potential to harm you, and harm can happen even before you become aware of it.’
- No proven research showing CBD-containing products can treat skin conditions like acne, rosacea, psoriasis, etc. In fact, the FDA has stated that making such claims is illegal.
- Preliminary data suggests CBD may have some anti-inflammatory properties, especially concerning anti-itch, but the exact concentration/dosing needed is unknown.
- CBD-containing products can cause rashes in patients.
- Ingesting CBD oil can damage your liver. Monitoring with blood tests is recommended.
- FDA advises against using CBD products in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- CBD products can be mislabeled.
- Researchers bought 84 products from 31 different online companies.
- They analyzed the amount of CBD in each product
- Discovered that only 26 of the 84 products contained the amount of CBD stated on the package.
- Even more concerning, some of the products contained THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.
BOTTOM LINE: While CBD may have some anti-inflammatory/anti-itch benefits in topical products down the road, at this point, the data is not there. Play it safe, stick to products that have been approved by the FDA, and have been proven safe and effective when it comes to your skin.