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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 …
JDD December Issue Highlights: From Plaque Psoriasis to CBD Gel
JDD December 2020 Issue
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
The December issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology focuses on a variety of topics ranging from plaque psoriasis and infantile hemangioma to suturing wounds under tension and cannabinoid gel on sensitive dry skin. And an incredible line-up of articles to finish 2020 strong!  Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights: Oxytocin Levels Inversely Correla …
Patient Buzz: Can hair greying be slowed?
hair greying
by Allison Sit on
Coveteur recently wrote an article asking if hair greying can be slowed. For expert advice, I contacted Chesahna Kindred, MD, MBA, FAAD, a dermatologist in practice in Columbia, Md. Is it possible to slow the greying of hair?   In several of my alopecia patients, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) reverses grey hair. The repigmentation persists when patients keep up with maintenance therapy. In …
Methotrexate Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Methotrexate injection for psoriasis
by Jessica Kalen, MD on
In this month’s installment of Therapeutic Cheat Sheet, we will review methotrexate and its use in dermatology. Methotrexate has been utilized as therapy for psoriasis and many other dermatologic conditions since its approval by the FDA in 1972.1 While an effective systemic agent for a multitude of dermatologic and non-dermatologic diseases, prescribers should be aware of the side effect profile …