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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 …
Patient Buzz: COVID-19 & Telogen Effluvium
Telogen Effluvium
by Allison Sit on
VeryWell Health recently posted an article about a study that showed stress from COVID-19 -- and perhaps the virus itself – may be leading to an increase in hair loss cases. For an expert opinion, I contacted Chesahna Kindred, MD, MBA, FAAD, a dermatologist in practice in Columbia, Md. Has the pandemic led to an increase in telogen effluvium?  Absolutely. I noticed an increase in te …
Naturopathic Approach to Treating Dyspigmentation and Scarring in Skin of Color
dyspigmentation
by James J. Contestable, MD on
As we know, people of color are more apt to have problems with dyspigmentation and excessive scarring (keloid formation and hypertrophic scars).  We probably all use a combination approach for both of these: sun protection, peels, HQ, OTC skin lighteners, injections, lasers, energy-based devices, etc. These are common approaches, but what are the go-to’s for a naturopathic physician? You may ne …
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
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 …