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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 …
Eflornithine Hydrochloride Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
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by Emily Murphy, MD on
Millions of patients experience unwanted facial hair, severely impacting their quality of life. Laser hair removal is often the treatment of choice, but this therapy is uncomfortable, requires multiple treatments, and risks pigmentary changes. Therefore, an effective topical therapy for reduction of unwanted hair is a valuable addition to our therapeutic repertoire. We continue our series, Therape …
Hair Loss in Pediatric Patients with Skin of Color
Pediatric Hair Loss
by Emily Murphy, MD on
Hair is part of our identity and hair loss is therefore particularly distressing to patients. With so many potential causes of hair loss, our expertise as dermatologists is desperately needed, especially among pediatric patients where hair loss can be even more concerning to patients and their parents. To help us examine, diagnose, and counsel pediatric patients with hair loss, we were lucky to ha …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! Trichorrhexis Nodosa
Trichorrhexis Nodosa
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember conditions associated with trichorrhexis nodosa with the following mnemonic: TNN-MATCH TN-Trichorrhexis nodosa N-Netherton M-Menkey’s kinky hair A-Arginosuccinic aciduria T-Trichothiodystrophy C-Citrullinemia H-Hair Click HERE to download or print your mnemonic card. Study More! Need a refresher on hair shaft abnormali …
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 …