Audio Digest Continuing Medical Eduation Lecture Series – Dermatology Update

Volume 53, Issue 21, June 7, 2005

Dermatology Update: COMMON SKIN PROBLEMS —Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, and Director, Crutchfield Dermatology, Eagan, Minnesota. Dr. Crutchfield was recorded May 7, 2004, at the annual Family Practice Review, sponsored by the University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis.

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Star Tribune Botox

New wrinkle remover now in the dermatologists’ offices. Story by Donna Halvorsen, Star Tribune Published February 10, 2004

A grateful reaction after a Restylane treatment, photo by Jerry Hart

As a businesswoman, Jeanette Elasky always wants to look her best, and she’s game to do anything that will keep the effects of age from sneaking up on her. “You want to put your best image out there when you work with the public,” said Elasky, a Minneapolis furniture store owner Continue reading Star Tribune Botox

FDA Approves Restylane

restylane for wrinklesOn December 12, 2003, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Restylane®, an injection for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles. Restylane is the first and only FDA-approved cosmetic filler made of a biodegradable non-animal hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar based substance found in all living organisms and provides volume and fullness to the skin.

Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD, the Director of Crutchfield Dermatology and Board Certified Dermatologist commented “Restylane is probably the most exciting non-surgical advancement in wrinkle reduction and cosmetic facial rejuvenation today. While there are numerous injectable fillers on the market (such as collagen and many others), many of them have their drawbacks ranging from allergic reactions to short life spans. Restylane is very safe and natural”. Continue reading FDA Approves Restylane

Gold Triangle Dermatologist Award

charles crutchfieldCharles E. Crutchfield III, MD and Susan Crutchfield-Mitch, MD

Public Service: Increasing Dermatology Awareness in the African-American community.

(Monica Anders;Producer, Ed Peterson;Technical Director)

In a unique radio format, dermatologist Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD, along with his mother, family practitioner Susan Crutchfield-Mitch, MD, co-hosted “MedChat.” This community radio program promoted dermatologic and general health care to the African-American community in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area weekly on AM radio station 95.0. The program ran both in the original editions and in reruns for almost two years. Beginning the letter “A” and going all the way through the letter “Z,” the radio program featured conditions and diseases that fell into each letter category. Each week more than 1,200 listeners tuned in to hear the latest health and dermatologic information from this mother and son team. Listeners were encouraged to send in questions or call the show with their pressing inquiries. “MedChat” remains a clear example of how public service radio shows can promote targeted health and dermatologic messages.

U of M Teacher of the Year

U of M Teacher of the YearDermatologist Wins Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award from University of Minnesota Medical School

Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D., Board Certified Dermatologist was awarded the 2003 Outstanding Clinical Teaching Award by vote of the University of Minnesota Medical Students. The annual award is sponsored by the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society. Alpha Omega Alpha was established in 1903 and is the oldest and most prestigious of all national honor medical societies. The honor was given at an awards dinner ceremony at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Spring of 2004. Continue reading U of M Teacher of the Year

Drug Free Chronic Skin Treatment

A promising new, drug-free treatment for chronic skin conditions
Approximately five million Americans suffer from psoriasis, with about 150,000 new cases diagnosed each year. About two out of every hundred people in the U.S. are diagnosed with vitiligo. Both are chronic skin conditions that are notoriously difficult to treat, frustrating both patients and physicians. Continue reading Drug Free Chronic Skin Treatment

New Tools To Examine Moles

Epiluminescense Microscopy and Dermatoscope

Crutchfield Dermatology uses new, painless method to detect and prevent skin cancer

Crutchfield Dermatology, in Eagan, is employing a new tool for the improved detection and prevention of skin cancer.

Called the Dermatoscope, it not only improves the ability to detect skin abnormalities, but it also vastly improves the comfort of the patient while being examined. Continue reading New Tools To Examine Moles