Management of Scarring Alopecia CARF MSAB member, Jerry Shapiro, MD shares his presentation on the difference in scarring alopecia at the Maui Derm NP+PA Fall Conference. Click HERE to view the presentation information as posted in Dermatology Times.
Medical Treatment Options for Hair Loss: Differences and Similarities in Common Medications Used for Cicatricial (Scarring) Alopecia
Medical Treatment Options for Hair Loss: Differences and Similarities in Common Medications Used for Cicatricial (Scarring) Alopecia Jennifer A. Wintringham Cicatricial (scarring) hair loss has a variety of different treatment options which can be overwhelming to patients. In general, all these medications are used to reduce or halt the progression of hair loss, control [...]
Aloe Vera, Castor Oil and Coconut Oil on the scalp of those with Cicatricial Alopecia. Help or Hindrance?
Aloe Vera, Castor Oil and Coconut Oil on the scalp of those with Cicatricial Alopecia. Help or Hindrance? By Sherifat A. Ademola MD Candidate, Class of 2022 Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University Reviewed by Lynne Goldberg, MD Is it safe to use aloe vera, castor oil, and coconut oil on your scalp? I [...]
Scientists identify genetic locations implicated in development of frontal fibrosing alopecia Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is a distressing skin disorder, occurring predominantly in women, causing skin inflammation, scarring and irreversible hair loss. Since the disease was first described in 1994 there has been a significant increase in its incidence world-wide, leading scientists and clinicians to conclude [...]
By Paradi Mirmirani, MD November 2017 Sometimes it may feel that there aren’t that many folks interested in caring for patients or doing research on hair disorders. If fact, there are multiple hair research societies around the world that promote this very topic. Members from the American, European, Indian, Japanese, Korean and Australasian hair research [...]
What is the safety of medications such as mycophenolate mofetil and PPAR-gamma agonists? Lynne J. Goldberg, MD Professor of Dermatology and Pathology Boston University School of Medicine Mycophenolate mofetil, also known as CellCept, is a potent drug that inhibits the immune system, particularly lymphocytes. It is used in various settings, including autoimmune diseases and organ [...]