Question of the Month – Apr 2017

Is minoxidil safe to use for cicatricial alopecia? Lynne J. Goldberg, MD Professor of Dermatology and Pathology Boston University School of Medicine Minoxidil, or Rogaine, is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for men and women with androgenetic alopecia, or pattern hair loss. It is a topical product available over the counter in [...]

2018-10-24T21:19:19-04:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Treatments|

Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil): Am I taking too much?

By Jeff Donovan MD PhD FRCPC Hydroxychloroquine is an oral medication used in a variety of autoimmune conditions. Side effects have been discussed previously but today we will focus on eye side effects. A number of side effects are possible ranging from vision changes to double vision to asymptomatic changes in various parts of the [...]

2018-09-29T13:29:38-04:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Treatments|Tags: , , , |

Is my treatment helping? Is it still active?

By Jeff Donovan MD PhD FRCPC I often have medical students, interns and resident doctors join me in my clinic at the Sunnybrook Medical Centre in Toronto, a teaching hospital which is part of the University of Toronto.  I enjoy teaching others about hair loss  -  how to diagnose it and how to treat it [...]

2018-09-27T17:59:24-04:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Treatments|Tags: , , |

Does low level laser therapy (LLLT) help LPP?

By Jeff Donovan MD PhD FRCPC LLLT Lasers are popular nowadays, especially as patients search for drug free alternatives. For patients with scarring alopecia, a variety of lasers are known to help. For patients with lichen planopilaris, treatment with the excimer laser has shown promising results in early studies.   In a new study, Fonda-Pascual and [...]

2018-10-23T22:55:50-04:00March 27th, 2018|Categories: Treatments|Tags: , , |
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