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July 2021 JDD Issue | Special Topic: Skin of Color
JDD Skin of Color Issue
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
With a special focus on patients with skin of color, the July issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology is packed with outstanding articles, features, and case reports on topics ranging from OTC therapies for hair grow and choosing the right sunscreen in communities of color, to evaluation of a skin of color curriculum for dermatology residents and PLLA for correction of nasolabial folds. Stra …
Lichen Planopilaris and Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia: Treatment Algorithms
lichen planopilaris and frontal fibrosing alopecia
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
Dr. Jerry Shapiro, or the “Lord of the Hair” (as described by ODAC conference co-chair Dr. Adam Friedman) provided us with an A to Z overview of frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) and lichen planopilaris (LPP) as well royalty-worthy pearls and treatment updates. Before we start, here are my favorite quotes from Dr. Shapiro, which also serve as a great summary of his wonderful lecture: “Fro …
Patient Buzz: Tattoo-Related Skin Reactions
Tattoo-related skin reactions
by Allison Sit on
Allure recently wrote an article about why tattoos can become itchy and raised. What common and uncommon skin reactions should dermatologists keep in mind when treating tattooed patients? For an expert opinion, I contacted Rhode Island dermatologist Matthew Willett, MD, FAAD. What common skin reactions can occur in people shortly after getting a tattoo? The most common acute skin reaction …
Alopecia in Skin of Color: Alternative Therapies
Alopecia in Skin of Color
by Cula N. Dautriche, MD, PhD on
Management of alopecia in skin of color is challenging due to a paucity of research into its pathophysiology coupled with a poor understanding of the basic hair care practices in this patient population. For the patient, it is often associated with severe emotional distress. Unfortunately, many forms of hair loss are refractory to standard therapies. At the 2020 Skin of Color Virtual Update, Dr …
Treating Alopecia in Skin of Color Patients: How to Arrest Loss and Promote Regrowth
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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 …