hair loss

Patient Buzz Series: How Much Hair is Normal to Lose?
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by Allison Sit on
Hair loss is making dermatology news in the consumer press after recent news coverage of oral minoxidil. In addition, stories this month address treatments that work for women with thinning hair and answer how much hair is normal to lose. Get a jumpstart on answering your patients’ questions by knowing what they are reading. Review this list of articles and be ready for your next office visit …
Adjunctive Therapies for Hair Loss | Lasers, PRP, Microneedling, and Hair Transplantation
adjunctive therapies for hair loss
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
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. …
The Many Faces of Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA)
Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA)
by Olabola Awosika, MD, MS, FAAD on
Unique characteristics of Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) range from hair breakage and thinning to follicular dropout and scarring to pinpoint papules within areas of new onset scarring. Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA) is a progressive scarring alopecia affecting 3-6% of middle-aged, almost exclusively, Black women. CCCA classically presents as a patch of hai …