lichen planopilaris (LPP)

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. …
PRP for Scarring Alopecia Due to Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE)
PRP
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
JDD authors Hannah Polster MD, Karen Kagha MD, and  Janiene Luke MD report a case of platelet rich plasma for the treatment of scarring alopecia due to discoid lupus erythematosus. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous concentration of plasma from a patient's blood containing platelets up to 7 times higher than normal plasma.1 Originally indicated to improve connective tissue regeneratio …
Pediatric Lichen Planopilaris Treated With Pioglitazone
Pediatric Lichen Planopilaris
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Pediatric lichen planopilaris (LPP) is a clinical variant of lichen planus (LP) that can lead to scarring hair loss without prompt intervention. While various therapies exist, intralesional and topical corticosteroids remain the mainstay of treatment in pediatric LPP. Refractory cases may require systemic therapies, selection of which may prove challenging due to the lack of data regarding pediatr …
Treating Alopecia in Skin of Color Patients: How to Arrest Loss and Promote Regrowth
alopecia in soc
by Edita Newton, MD on
Can you improve your culturally-competent hair loss consultation? Would you like to grow your toolbox for comprehensive alopecia treatment? If so, you are in the right place! Hair loss is a frequent concern for patients visiting the dermatologist, especially in patients with pigmented skin types. Kinky or coiled hair has an innate fragility that makes African Americans especially prone to hair …
Using Dermoscopy to Diagnose Difficult Clinical Conditions
Dermoscopy
by Nicole Negbenebor, MD on
  Poised at the microphone, Dr. Sima Jain taught us how to use dermoscopy to diagnose difficult clinical cases during the 17th Annual ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference in Orlando, Florida. Dermoscopy uses epiluminescent microscopy to help the provider get a more in-depth examination of the skin. It is extremely helpful for aiding the diagnosis of pigmented skin lesion …