Lichen Planopilaris and Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia: Treatment Algorithms
lichen planopilaris and frontal fibrosing alopecia
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD MS on
Dr. Jerry Shapiro, or the “Lord of the Hair” (as described by ODAC conference co-chair Dr. Adam Friedman) provided us with an A to Z overview of frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) and lichen planopilaris (LPP) as well royalty-worthy pearls and treatment updates. Before we start, here are my favorite quotes from Dr. Shapiro, which also serve as a great summary of his wonderful lecture: “Fro …
Actinic Keratoses: Evidence-Based Treatment Options
Actinic Keratoses
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD MS on
Dr. Hanke, a dermatologic surgeon who needs no introduction (but I’ll give one anyway!) provided us with an evidence-based discussion of field treatments available for actinic keratoses at ODAC 2021 conference. Just to name a few of Dr. Hanke’s accomplishments, he is the current Senior Vice President of the Skin Cancer Foundation, Senior editor of JDD, and the former president of the AAD, A …
Jawline Contouring with Dermal Fillers and Neuromodulators
dermal fillers
by Mojgan Hosseinipour, DO, FAAD on
When we discuss contouring, the aesthetic goal is to define the shape of the desired area; this includes creating lights and shadows. With injectables, we can change the shape of the lower face to restore a youthful, attractive facial contour. Injectables can be used to add or subtract volume. When we add volume, we create a light reflex. When we remove volume, we create a shadow. Age-relate …
High-Yield Hitters: Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Disease
Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Disease
by Edita Newton, MD on
Do you feel comfortable recognizing retiform purpura and initiating the work up to identify the underlying etiology? What can cause “cellulitis” on the breast that does not get better with antibiotics? What are the most common drug culprits triggering eczematous eruptions in the elderly and stubborn psoriasis? What medication is associated with vulvovaginal pyoderma gangrenosum? If these cas …
Hyperhidrosis: Available Treatments and New Innovations
Hyperhidrosis
by Mojgan Hosseinipour, DO, FAAD on
What is Hyperhidrosis (HH)? Primary HH is defined as excessive, bilateral, and generally symmetrical sweating at abnormal levels unprompted by activity or environment. Hyperhidrosis is characterized by abnormal sweating beyond what is needed for thermoregulation. It is not a normal physiologic response. Nearly 15 million people in the United States suffer from hyperhidrosis and half of thos …