androgenic alopecia (AGA)

Dutasteride Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
by Azam Qureshi, MD on
Androgenic alopecia (AGA) is one of the most common forms of hair loss and represents a frequently faced disabling concern in dermatology visits. Targeting the 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) pathway has been shown to be an efficacious mechanism of action, with finasteride being the only systemic FDA-approved drug to treat male AGA. Recently, its sister drug, dutasteride, has been increasingly utili …
Oral Minoxidil for Hair Loss | The Expert Weighs In
oral minoxidil for hair loss
by Allison Sit on
INSIDER recently posted an article on oral minoxidil for hair loss as a result of media coverage in The New York Times. Which hair loss patients make good candidates for oral minoxidil? How should a dermatologist determine the best dosage for their patients? For expert advice, I reached out to Shilpi Khetarpal, MD, FAAD, director of cosmetic dermatology and lasers at the Cleveland Clinic. …
PRP for Scarring Alopecia Due to Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE)
PRP
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
JDD authors Hannah Polster MD, Karen Kagha MD, and  Janiene Luke MD report a case of platelet rich plasma for the treatment of scarring alopecia due to discoid lupus erythematosus. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous concentration of plasma from a patient's blood containing platelets up to 7 times higher than normal plasma.1 Originally indicated to improve connective tissue regeneratio …