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Diane Berson, MD
Dermatologists who want to stay on top of the latest, most effective technologies, treatments, and applications will want to attend “The Future of Acne and Rosacea Skin Care,” presented by Diane Berson, MD, associate clinical professor of dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

“I will discuss how appropriate use of cleansers, moisturizers, cosmeceuticals, sun protection, and cosmetic camouflage as adjunct to traditional therapies will enhance compliance and clinical improvement,” Dr. Berson said.

Her discussion of cleansers will include an overview of several brands and private labels, as well as hypochlorous acid (HOCL) used as an antimicrobial facial cleanser and anti-inflammatory. She will take a similarly broad approach to moisturizers, including epidermal barrier repair.

“I plan to talk about the importance of restoring the barrier and reducing inflammation, and will also review advances in vehicles and formulations to enhance tolerability while maintaining efficacy.”

Dr. Berson will also present some of the newer retinoids and a new molecule, a hormonal topical, which can reduce sebum and oil. There will also be discussion of the role of “clean skin care,” the microbiome, and the role of diet in skin care. She will also discuss new formulations, delivery systems, and ingredients in sun protection.

After talking about some of the new at-home devices, peels, and masks (which have been gaining more attention in the wake of quarantine life), Dr. Berson will turn her thoughts to the future and what’s in the pipeline for acne and rosacea.

Regarding the new VMX Meeting, Dr. Berson said she will miss the in-person contact, but looks forward to being able to share her knowledge and experience with others. “It’s great the AAD has organized and offered this experience,” she said.


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