by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Next Steps in Derm, in partnership with Skin of Color Update, interviewed Dr. Candrice Heath, assistant professor of dermatology at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Every dermatology clinician should know some very specific things about hair loss, according to Dr. Heath, including that children can present with adult hair conditions. Watch as Dr. Heath outlines three condit …
by Lauren C. Payne, MD, MS, FAAD on
Before concluding a patient with thinning edges has traction or androgenic alopecia, take a closer look at the scalp, face, and other hair bearing areas of the body to complete the picture. You might be missing signs and symptoms of Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia. As seen in the images, FFA can have various presentation patterns on different skin tones and hair textures.
Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia …
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:
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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 …
by Azam Qureshi, MD on
During the 2021 virtual Skin of Color Conference, Dr. Meena Singh provided a terrific lecture about hair restoration with a focus on follicular unit transplantation and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment.
First, she introduced the topic by emphasizing that hair transplantation is based on theory of “donor dominance,” which means hair that is transplanted should grow in …