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Adjunctive Therapies for Hair Loss | Lasers, PRP, Microneedling, and Hair Transplantation
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by Nishad Sathe, MD on
Hair loss can be such a challenging disease to treat, especially with the social toll it can take on patients. Do you struggle to keep up with the newest treatments and data on hair loss? If so, keep reading as we learn from Dr. Shilpi Khetarpal, Associate Professor of Dermatology and Director of Cosmetic Dermatology and Lasers at Cleveland Clinic, about adjunctive therapies for hair loss based on …
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
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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. …
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 …
Permanent Hair Removal for Gender Minority Individuals
by Dustin Marks, BS | Erica Dommasch, MD on
What are the unique indications for permanent hair removal in gender minorities? For transgender women and other gender minority people seeking a more feminine and/or androgynous appearance, the use of feminizing hormone therapy (e.g. estrogen + finasteride/spironolactone) does not fully eliminate facial and body hair.1  Many transwomen indicate the face as the most important body part for gend …