Josie Howard

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The Psychodermatologist
"We're often called skin shrinks because we help you heal from the inside out." —Josie Howard, MD, San Francisco

Stress, Howard says, triggers the release of inflammatory hormones in the body, which can aggravate conditions from acne to eczema, psoriasis, warts, and rosacea. Rather than doling out creams and pills, the practitioners in Howard's field focus on addressing troubling emotions through treatments like talk therapy, yoga, antidepressants, and biofeedback.

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