Returning guest, Dr. Julie Harper, owner of Dermatology and Skin Care Center of Birmingham and Galderma consultant discusses Galderma & AKLIEF® (trifarotene) Cream, 0.005% launch of the “Me Being Me” campaign crafted in response to today’s increasingly digital-focused world. The campaign aims to shed light on the connection between acne and self-confidence and equip acne sufferers with the information they need to talk to their dermatology provider about treatment options. She talks about the emotional impact acne has on patients, even in a virtual setting, why acne sufferers are interested in connecting with a dermatologist now more than ever and the important role dermatologists can play in treating acne and improving patients’ quality of life. She covers available treatment options, the rise of adult-onset acne, and tips for connecting with patients virtually to discuss treatment.
Julie C. Harper, MD, is a Dermatologist and Galderma consultant. She received her medical degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine, and went on to complete an internship in Internal Medicine. She completed her undergraduate degree at Southeast Missouri State University and her dermatology residency at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Dr. Harper is founding director and president-elect of the American Acne and Rosacea Society, a task force member of American Academy of Dermatology Telemedicine, a former American Academy of Dermatology Leadership Retreat Participant, and a former Women’s Dermatologic Society Board of Directors Young Physician Representative. She has written and spoken on the subject of acne and rosacea extensively, specifically in MDedge. Dr. Harper has also been featured in Shape and Marie Claire.