Body Hair and Identity in Transgender Men: A Cross-Sectional Survey
body hair in transgender men
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Transgender and gender diverse people can experience increased depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and suicide from gender dysphoria (GD).1 GD occurs due to a discrepancy between a person’s gender identity, assigned gender, and physical characteristics.2 Gender affirming medical care, including dermatologic care, can increase body-gender congruence and decrease negative outcomes associ …
Severe Ulcerative Perniosis Treated With Botulinum Toxin
Botulinum Toxin
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Perniosis (also known as pernio or chilblains), is a condition characterized by the development of pruritic, painful erythrocyanotic skin lesions induced by exposure to cold temperatures.² When perniosis occurs in conjunction with clinical or laboratory features of systemic lupus erythematosus, the condition is further classified as chilblain lupus erythematosus (CHLE). CHLE is a rare condition w …
Botulinum Toxin in the Long-Term Treatment of Refractory Raynaud’s Phenomenon
Refractory Raynaud’s Phenomenon
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Raynaud’s phenomenon is an exaggerated physiological response of blood vessels in the distal extremities to emotional stress and cold. It can be idiopathic or secondary to a connective tissue disorder, such as scleroderma or systemic lupus erythematosus. Treatment for Raynaud’s phenomenon consists primarily of lifestyle modifications; if unsuccessful, pharmacotherapy with dihydropyridine calci …
Infraorbital Occlusion Treated with High-Dose Pulsed Hyaluronidase Protocol
Infraorbital Occlusion
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Facial fillers are an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure used for facial rejuvenation. Regardless of the experience and skill level of the injector, fillers can inadvertently occlude vessels leading to blockage of cutaneous blood supply, ischemic skin necrosis and rarely cerebrovascular strokes and blindness. Injectors should recognize early signs of occlusion and be prepared with knowledge a …
Successful Use of Tildrakizumab for Treatment of Palmoplantar Pustulosis
Palmoplantar Pustulosis
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Palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP) is a rare, recurrent skin disorder that presents a major challenge to clinical therapy. JDD author Danilo C. Del Campo, MD, FAAD reports a case of a 69-year-old woman with a 20-year history of psoriasis with skin manifestations and clinical and pathologic features consistent with PPP. After intolerance to apremilast and unsuccessful use of topical corticosteroids and …