Category Archives: Online Pieces

Acne Scar Treatments

https://www.zwivel.com/newsroom/acne-scar-treatments/

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Acne Scar Treatments: Tried-And-Tested Cosmetic Procedures

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What Causes Acne?

While no one knows exactly what causes acne, according to Dr. Emmy Graber, MBA, founder and president of The Dermatology Institute of Boston, possible sources include hormones, bacteria on the skin, the immune system, oil production, genetics, and stress – or a combination of any or all of these factors. …”

Addicted to Lip Balm…?

http://www.instyle.com/beauty/skin/can-you-really-od-lip-balm

Can You Really Become Addicted to Lip Balm?

So, what’s the deal? Well, it’s a bit of a vicious cycle. “Some people will use lip balm so frequently that they develop a sensitivity to one of the ingredients,” says Boston dermatologist Emmy Graber. 

Over time, their lips begin to feel irritated and sensitive – and what do they do to treat them? They slather on more balm, explains Graber. …”

Patient Access Problems

https://www.everseat.com/blog/patient-access-problems-get-under-her-skin-everseat-sits-down-with-boston-dermatologist-dr-emmy-graber/

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Patient Access Problems Get Under Her Skin — Everseat Sits Down with Boston Dermatologist Dr. Emmy Graber

Memorial Day weekend is here and that means more sun and more time exposing your skin to its pleasing but also potentially harmful rays. In fact, May is Melanoma Awareness Month and a good time to reflect on the challenge of getting an appointment with a dermatologist – not an easy task.

A survey of 7,499 patients who saw U.S. dermatologists from 2011-2012 found that 31% of patients reported a problem with scheduling their appointment. Of those who had an appointment problem, 47% said it took too long to get an appointment.

Cities across the United States consistently show long wait times for getting dermatology appointments. According to the Commonwealth Fund, the average wait time for a dermatology appointment in Philadelphia is 47 days; in Minneapolis the average wait time is 56 days; and in Boston, it is 72 days.

Everseat asked highly regarded Boston Dermatologist Dr. Emmy Graber for her perspective on the challenge of patient access in dermatology. The following are our questions and her answers, edited only for clarity …”