spironolactone

Permanent Hair Removal for Gender Minority Individuals
by Dustin Marks, BS | Erica Dommasch, MD on
What are the unique indications for permanent hair removal in gender minorities? For transgender women and other gender minority people seeking a more feminine and/or androgynous appearance, the use of feminizing hormone therapy (e.g. estrogen + finasteride/spironolactone) does not fully eliminate facial and body hair.1  Many transwomen indicate the face as the most important body part for gend …
Journal Review Series: April-June 2019
Journal Review Series
by ANNA H. CHACON, MD on
Next Steps in Derm author, Dr. Anna Chacon, searched the journals so that you don’t have to! She reports on important take-aways from different dermatology journals for the months of April, May, and June of 2019. It is key to keep in mind that “important” is subjective and what is contained in this review is one person’s view of what should be remembered from these months of the literat …
Part 2: Integrative Treatments for Androgenetic Alopecia
androgenic alopecia
by InYoung Kim, MD, PhD on
In part 1 of the Integrative Hair Care series, we covered “what to eat for optimal hair care”— sharing tips we can recommend to patients for hair health, with the demystification of some common food and supplement items.  If you missed it, be sure to check it out here! In part 2, we will focus on treatments for hair loss, with an emphasis on androgenetic alopecia. There are different typ …
Spironolactone Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Spironolactone Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
by Jessica Kalen, MD on
Hormonal acne is a prevalent and frustrating condition among many women. For those who are unable to control the disease with topical medications alone, spironolactone is often a useful systemic agent. However, its off-label use and potential risk of hyperkalemia have raised the question about serum potassium monitoring. We continue our Therapeutic Cheat Sheet series, with a closer look at spirono …
Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS): Everything and the Kitchen Sink
Hidradenitis Suppurativa
by Angela Hou, MD on
I’ll never forget the stories that my patients told me at our monthly hidradenitis suppurativa support group meetings in the Bronx. From women who were too embarrassed to wear short sleeves to men in so much pain they could not sit down properly, all of them had been impacted profoundly by this disease. That is why I was so excited to cover this lecture at the 2020 ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic a …