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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 …
Finasteride for Male Pattern Hair Loss Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Finasteride for male pattern hair loss
by Blair Allais, MD on
Male pattern hair loss is a commonly encountered complaint in dermatology offices that causes patients significant distress and anxiety. Patients are looking for answers and have often heard of finasteride, but are concerned about potential side effects such as sexual dysfunction. We continue our series, Therapeutic Cheat Sheet, with a closer look at finasteride. [caption id="attachment_10231" …
Journal Review Series: April-June 2019
Journal Review Series
by ANNA H. CHACON, MD on
Next Steps in Derm author, Dr. Anna Chacon, searched the journals so that you don’t have to! She reports on important take-aways from different dermatology journals for the months of April, May, and June of 2019. It is key to keep in mind that “important” is subjective and what is contained in this review is one person’s view of what should be remembered from these months of the literat …
Part 2: Integrative Treatments for Androgenetic Alopecia
androgenic alopecia
by InYoung Kim, MD, PhD on
In part 1 of the Integrative Hair Care series, we covered “what to eat for optimal hair care”— sharing tips we can recommend to patients for hair health, with the demystification of some common food and supplement items.  If you missed it, be sure to check it out here! In part 2, we will focus on treatments for hair loss, with an emphasis on androgenetic alopecia. There are different typ …
What’s New in Treatments for Hair Loss
Hair Loss Treatments
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
Next Steps in Derm, in partnership with ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference, is excited to share a new video series where dermatology key opinion leaders share important updates and pearls on a variety of medical, surgical, and aesthetic dermatology topics. First up is Dr. Amy McMichael, Professor and Chair of Dermatology at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, sharing …