“I think the number one thing is that we are experts . . . we are feeling, as dermatologists, a little bit under attack right now. I think it’s really important for us to own this space and be the experts when it comes to skin, hair, nails, aesthetic dermatology, and medical dermatology,” said Dr. Julia Carroll, director and dermatologist at Compass Dermatology in Toronto.
“Dermatologists are used to public awareness about skin cancer and sun protection, so maybe we can go beyond that and see where dermatologists can interact with their communities, or provide programs for their communities,” said Dr. Cheryl Rosen, head of dermatology at the University Health Network in Toronto in an interview with The Chronicle.
“The research alerts us to the reality that people with rosacea can feel like they are stuck in an unwinnable situation . . . [we need to] ensure people are comfortable talking about the impacts this illness can have on their lives,” said Dr. Jerry Tan, adjunct professor, Western University, Windsor, Ont.
A new trend called skin positivity is emerging. A number of celebrities are fighting against the stigma associated with acne, and that may have positive benefits for the self-esteem and mental health of acne patients, reports The New York Times (May 28, 2018).
Recently, celebrities including Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner, Chrissy Teigen, Lucy Hale, and social media influencers have been forthcoming about thei...