Course: The Use of Natural Oils on the Skin
The Use of Natural Oils on the Skin
Megan O'Connor

Multiple traditions have utilized oils topically. As naturally derived oils are gaining wider use, the evidence and safety for their use is growing as well. This activity will define how fixed oils are different from essential oils and discuss the evidence for their use topically.


User: Megan O'Connor
Megan O'Connor

Megan O'Connor is an MD candidate at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk, VA. She is excited to start her dermatology residency at HealthPartners (Minnesota) in 2021.

Prior to medical school, she worked as a medical assistant in a dermatology practice specializing in medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology. Her research interest includes integrative medicine within dermatology, the cutaneous presentation of complex diseases, as well as medical education.

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User: Raja Sivamani
Raja Sivamani

Dr. Raja Sivamani is a board-certified dermatologist and practices as an integrative dermatologist at Pacific Skin Institute. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at the University of California, Davis and Director of Clinical Research and the Clinical Trials Unit.He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the California State University, Sacramento and an Associate Professor of Dermatology at California Northstate University, College of Medicine.He engages in clinical practice as well as both clinical and translational research that integrates bioengineering, nutrition, cosmetics, and skin biology. With training in both Allopathic and Ayurvedic medicine, he takes an integrative approach to his patients and in his research.He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research manuscripts, 10 textbook chapters, and a textbook entitled Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics, 3rd Edition with a passion for expanding the evidence and boundaries of integrative medicine for skin care.

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