Basic Instructions for SmartLotion®
How to Perform A Spot Check
Information on Moisturizing When Applying SmartLotion®
Atopic Dermatitis/ Eczema (Adults)
Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis (DSAP)
Flexure Rash, Intertrigo or Flexure Psoriasis
Follicular Inflammation (Shaving Rashes)
Keratosis Pilaris (KP) - Adults
Lichen Planus/ Lichen Simplex Chronicus
Polymorphous Light Eruption -PMLE
Scalp Scaling/ Itching
Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW)
Acne Treatment Irritation (Combination Skin)
Atopic Dermatitis/ Eczema (Teenagers)
Flexure Rash, Intertrigo or Flexure Psoriasis (Teenagers)
Heat-Related Pimples (Teen Folliculitis)
Lip Chapping/ Red Lip Ring
Perioral Dermatitis (Teenagers)
Seborrheic Dermatitis (Teenagers)
Infants & Children
"My child's facial eczema is returning, even when applying SmartLotion® 1x per day"
"My rash has returned" or "I'm experiencing a flare-up"
"SmartLotion® Made My Eczema Worse"
"What should I do if I have thin skin?"
New Skin Irritation Or Seasonal Intolerances
Persistent Redness of the Face (For Teenagers)
Persistent Redness of the Face (For Infants and Children)
Persistent Redness of the Face (for Adults)
SmartLotion® Isn't Helping Enough
Stinging: It's Part of The Healing Process
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can SmartLotion® Be Used As A Moisturizer?
Does SmartLotion® Interact With Any Medications?
How Is SmartLotion® Any Different Than Hydrocortisone Found At The Store?
Is SmartLotion® Cruelty Free and Gluten Free?
What Are The Ingredients Inside SmartLotion®?
Where is SmartLotion® Safe To Apply?
Why Does SmartLotion® Contain Fragrance?
Why Does The Hydrocortisone in SmartLotion® Not Cause Side-Effects?
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Before using SmartLotion®, you must read this disclaimer.
We recommend reading these general instructions on how to use SmartLotion®: Click here.
Stinging can occur when first applying SmartLotion®. For instructions on how to reduce the stinging, please click here.
Sun damage, facial and scalp redness with small, sandpaper-like rough spots that are sensitive. Can have small, rough plaques called keratoses (actinic keratosis) that can grow and develop into skin cancers.
Dr. Harlan typically treats his adult patients for actinic dermatitis by having them apply SmartLotion® 2x per day for up to 2 weeks.
As long as the patient sees improvement during the initial 2 weeks, after 2 weeks he typically recommends tapering down to 1x per day for 2 weeks. The rate of tapering should vary based on how quickly the rash is healing.
If the patient does not see improvement within the first 2 weeks, he will prescribe them a stronger treatment for 3 weeks to help with initial control and recovery before switching back to SmartLotion®.
If any plaques are present, Dr. Harlan will always perform a skin cancer check and recommends anyone with actinic keratoses to see their dermatologist for a skin cancer check as soon as possible.
Dr. Harlan typically treats actinic keratoses with 5-Fluorouracil cream or liquid nitrogen freezing.
After initial control and tapering, Dr. Harlan recommends his patients adopt a long term routine that works for them.
To prevent actinic dermatitis rashes from returning, Dr. Harlan instructs his patients to apply SmartLotion® 1x or less per day, as needed.
In addition to 2x per day moisturizer applications, some patients require 1 application per day, and some only require 3 applications per week.
This is why long-term safety was so important to Dr. Harlan when he formulated SmartLotion®. For whatever maintenance schedule his patients require, he wanted to ensure that there would be no chance of side effects. Rest assured, SmartLotion® is 100% safe for long term use, as demonstrated in his peer-reviewed safety study.
To read Dr. Harlan's peer -reviewed safety study, please click here.