non-scarring alopecia

PRP for Scarring Alopecia Due to Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE)
PRP
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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 …
Laboratory Testing in Telogen Effluvium
Telogen Effluvium (TE)
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Telogen effluvium (TE) – a common cause of non- scarring hair loss – is managed with varying clinical protocols given the paucity of evidence-based practices. INTRODUCTION Telogen effluvium (TE) – a common cause of non-scarring hair loss – is managed with varying clinical protocols given the paucity of evidence-based practices. While endocrine, vitamin, and mineral abnormalities …
Hair Restoration in Black Patients | The Expert Weighs In
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by Allison Sit on
Allure recently wrote an article about doctors who are making hair transplantation more accessible for Black patients. What are the unique challenges of hair restoration in Black patients, and which surgical and non-surgical approaches are most effective? To answer questions about hair restoration, I reached out to Shilpi Khetarpal, MD, FAAD, director of cosmetic dermatology and lasers at t …
Hair Restoration: Follicular Unit Transplantation & PRP
Hair Restoration
by Azam Qureshi, MD on
During the 2021 virtual Skin of Color Conference, Dr. Meena Singh provided a terrific lecture about hair restoration with a focus on follicular unit transplantation and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment. Hair Transplantation First, she introduced the topic by emphasizing that hair transplantation is based on theory of “donor dominance,” which means hair that is transplanted should grow in …
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 …