alopecia

Minoxidil for Alopecia | Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
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by Adrianna Gonzalez Lopez, MD on
Various forms of alopecia affect millions of individuals worldwide and its prevalence appears to be increasing.1 Hair loss often leads to significant distress and negatively impacts quality of life. Treatment often requires a multimodal approach, and patient satisfaction is highly variable. Dermatologists have limited tools in their treatment armamentarium and may often resort to off-label use of …
Hair Restoration in Black Patients | The Expert Weighs In
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by Allison Sit on
Allure recently wrote an article about doctors who are making hair transplantation more accessible for Black patients. What are the unique challenges of hair restoration in Black patients, and which surgical and non-surgical approaches are most effective? To answer questions about hair restoration, I reached out to Shilpi Khetarpal, MD, FAAD, director of cosmetic dermatology and lasers at t …
JDD Issue Highlights | January 2022 | Aesthetic Treatments
Aesthetic Treatments
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology kicks off 2022 with an outstanding line up of editorials, original articles, and case reports focusing on aesthetic treatments. Straight from the Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights: Authors establish that the test device is non-inferior to the comparator in Safety and Effectiveness of a Novel Hyaluronic Acid Gel for Lip Augmentation. …
The Role of Hairstylists in Alopecia
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by Blair Allais, MD on
Partnering with Hair stylists is more than just a hair style. During the 2021 Virtual Skin of Color Update, and through concrete examples, Dr. Chesahna Kindred shared some of the intangible benefits of working together to increase patient satisfaction. Hairstylists are key in preventing and helping to treat traction alopecia! Hairstylists can help to: Recommend healthy hair styles …
Scarring Hair Loss: CCCA and Androgenetic Alopecia Decoded
Scarring Hair Loss
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
During the 2021 Virtual Skin of Color Update conference, Dr. Valerie Callender, a well-known leader, pioneer in dermatology, and expert in the field of skin of color,  introduced us to scarring alopecia. The title of her talk says it all: “Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) and Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA): Diagnostic and Treatment Approaches.” To spoil the party, here are the …