Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia

Trichoscopy Clues for Diagnosing Common Hair Disorders
by Nishad Sathe, MD on
Trichoscopy is a handy dermoscopic tool that can be used at the bedside to diagnose multiple hair diseases. However, these hair diseases may be challenging to diagnose by the untrained eye. Fortunately, we had the opportunity to train these skills at ODAC 2023 with hair expert and dermatologist Dr. Amy McMichael, Professor of Dermatology at Wake Forest University. We will review the essentials of …
Adjunctive Therapies for Hair Loss: Lasers, Microneedling and Hair Transplantation
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Next Steps in Derm, in partnership with Skin of Color Update, interviewed Dr. Shilpi Khetarpal, dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Watch as Dr. Khetarpal outlines the four categories of adjunctive therapies for hair loss and why clinicians should pair them with traditional medical treatments. Learn Dr. Khetarpal’s typical treatment regimen when using PRP in hair loss patients. Find out what …
The Many Faces of Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA)
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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 …
Eflornithine Hydrochloride Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
by Emily Murphy, MD on
Millions of patients experience unwanted facial hair, severely impacting their quality of life. Laser hair removal is often the treatment of choice, but this therapy is uncomfortable, requires multiple treatments, and risks pigmentary changes. Therefore, an effective topical therapy for reduction of unwanted hair is a valuable addition to our therapeutic repertoire. We continue our series, Therape …
The Role of Hairstylists in 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: Recommend healthy hair styles …