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A Comprehensive Review of Microneedling as a Potential Treatment Option for Androgenetic Alopecia - Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Background Microneedling refers to a minimally invasive technique that uses multiple fine needles targeted skin epidermis for mechanical stimulation to obtain therapeutic or cosmetic effects. It is suitable for the ..... see more

Source : https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00266-022-03042-y


Conclusion: Microneedling appears to be a safe and effective therapeutic option for AGA. Larger and more randomized controlled trials regarding the role of microneedling in AGA are strongly recommended to provide more definitive evidence.

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  • August 10, 2022
    Key Points • Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery • Conclusion: “Microneedling appears to be a safe and effective therapeutic option for AGA. Larger and more randomized controlled trials regarding the role of microneedling in AGA Show More
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Hair Repigmentation Induced by Nilotinib

A 51-year-old man with chronic myeloid leukemia visited the oncology clinic for routine follow-up. Treatment with nilotinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, had been initiated 18 months earlier. see more

Source : https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm2119953


Discussion: A 51-year-old man with chronic myeloid leukemia who was receiving treatment with nilotinib presented for follow-up with a report that his hair had turned from gray to its original brown color.

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No increased risk of alopecia in ankylosing spondylitis patients: A population-based cohort study in Taiwan - PubMed

doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.14393. Online ahead of print. 1 Department of Orthopedics, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan ROC. 2 Department of Senior Services Industry Management, Minghsin University of Science and Technology, ..... see more

Source : https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35880581/


Conclusion: In this population-based cohort study, we found no association of risk of alopecia and AS.

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The effects of magnesium supplementation on abnormal uterine bleeding, alopecia, quality of life, and acne in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized clinical trial - Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology

Background Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB), alopecia, low quality of life, and acne are considered as complications of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). We hypothesized that magnesium supplementation would yield beneficial effects ..... see more

Source : https://rbej.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12958-022-00982-7


Conclusion: Magnesium supplementation in women with PCOS had a significant positive effect on improving total quality of life.

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Vitamin D deficiency among patients with lichen planopilaris or frontal fibrosing alopecia

To the Editor: Lichen planopilaris (LPP), a prototypical, lymphocytic, cicatricial alopecia, is an inflammatory condition that affects the stem cell region of the hair follicle, known as the bulge. It ..... see more

Source : https://www.jaadinternational.org/article/S2666-3287(22)00067-0/fulltext


Discussion: The efficacy of vitamin D supplementation should be investigated as an adjuvant to treatment regimens for patients with scarring alopecias.

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Examining the autoimmune aspects of frontal fibrosing alopecia

As a service to authors and researchers we are providing this version of an accepted manuscript (AM). Copyediting, typesetting, and review of the resulting proofs will be undertaken on this ..... see more

Source : https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1744666X.2022.2106971


Discussion: Clinical data that support the autoimmune hypothesis include the high frequency of FFA in women, who generally have a higher frequency of autoimmune disorders, and the association with other autoimmune conditions.

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No increased risk of alopecia in ankylosing spondylitis patients: A population-based cohort study in Taiwan - PubMed

doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.14393. Online ahead of print. 1 Department of Orthopedics, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan ROC. 2 Department of Senior Services Industry Management, Minghsin University of Science and Technology, ..... see more

Source : https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35880581/


Conclusion: In this population-based cohort study, we found no association of risk of alopecia and AS.

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Post Conference Highlights from the 2022 American Academy of Dermatology Innovation Academy Conference

The American Academy of Dermatology Innovation Academy (AAD IA) meeting brought top dermatologists together to learn from one another and share pearls on how to manage skin diseases.

Held at the Vancouver Convention Center in British Columbia, Canada, the meeting spanned four days and included a focus on advances in treating dermatologic diseases, along with sessions on practice management and updates on diagnosing and treating skin diseases in darker skin tones.

Click above for our post conference wrap-up curated by our team of analysts.

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The Relationship Between Patient-Reported Severity of Hair Loss and Health-Related Quality of Life and Treatment Patterns Among Patients with Alopecia Areata.

Author(s): Gelhorn, Heather L; Cutts, Katelyn; Edson-Heredia, Emily; Wright, Peter; Delozier, Amy; Shapiro, Jerry; Senna, Maryanne; Tosti, Antonella | Abstract: IntroductionAlopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune disease characterized by hair ..... see more

Source : https://escholarship.org/uc/item/2137r40z


Conclusion: Severity of AA plays an important role in understanding the burden of illness and healthcare patterns of people living with AA.

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  • July 27, 2022
    Key Points • Source: Dermatology and Therapy • Conclusion: “Severity of alopecia areata (AA) plays an important role in understanding the burden of illness and healthcare patterns of people living with AA.” • In this study, Show More
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"It's Like Losing a Body Part": Why Alopecia is More Than Just Hair Loss

Yale University dermatologist Dr. Brett King explains how one new FDA-approved treatment is the first systemic therapy for severe alopecia. see more

Source : https://radiohealthjournal.org/why-alopecia-is-more-than-just-hair-loss/


While the condition appears to be purely cosmetic, we speak with one patient, Deirdre Nero, about how it can lead to a plethora of physical problems and can greatly affect daily life.

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Discussion: The primary outcome was a Severity of Alopecia Tool (SALT) score of 20 or less at week 36. SALT scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more scalp hair loss. More than half of the trial’s participants scored 95 to 100 at baseline.

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Day 3 Highlights from the 2022 American Academy of Dermatology Innovation Academy Conference

The third day of the 2022 American Academy of Dermatology Innovation Academy Conference focused on presentations about understanding atopic dermatitis in skin of color, trends in hair growth and hair loss, and the ins and outs of running a dermatology practice.

Click above for select conference highlights from our team of analysts.

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Day 2 Highlights from the 2022 American Academy of Dermatology Innovation Academy Conference

The second day of the American Academy of Dermatology Innovation Academy meeting featured what’s new in vitiligo, new therapies for old skin diseases, updates in alopecia areata, new therapeutic agents in the AD pipeline, and more.

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Day 1 Highlights from the 2022 American Academy of Dermatology Innovation Academy Conference

The American Academy of Dermatology Innovation Academy (AAD IA) meeting brings top dermatologists together to learn from one another and share pearls. Held at the Vancouver Convention Center in British Columbia, Canada, the meeting spans four days and includes a focus on new technology, the business of dermatology, and other issues affecting the specialty.

Click above to read the full summary for Day 1 presentations that caught the attention of our team of analysts.

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Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia Negatively Impacts HRQOL, Say Patients

The majority of patients with frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) face challenges with health related quality of life (HRQOL), find new study results, which found that the implications are more pronounced ..... see more

Source : https://www.ajmc.com/view/frontal-fibrosing-alopecia-negatively-impacts-hrqol-say-patients


Discussion: The 49 patients were largely female (98%) and the length of being diagnosed ranged from 6 months to 5 years. Other findings included a reverse association between the patient’s age and physical function and a higher score for single patients when it came to physical function, general, and vitality.

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Cellular Heterogeneity Facilitates the Functional Differences Between Hair Follicle Dermal Sheath Cells and Dermal Papilla Cells: A New Classification System for Mesenchymal Cells within the Hair Follicle Niche - Stem Cell Reviews and Reports

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are known for their self-renewal and multi-lineage differentiation potential, with these cells often being evaluated in the regulation and maintenance of specific cellular niches including those ..... see more

Source : https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12015-022-10411-2


Conclusion: This new classification may help to further our understanding of the heterogeneity of hair follicle dermal cells and provide new insights into their evaluation.

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Oral Minoxidil Demonstrates Efficacy in Treating Later Stage Alopecia in Cancer Survivors

Results of a single-center study presented at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting showed that oral minoxidil may be effective in treating late alopecia. Moving forward, these efforts in survivorship care ..... see more

Source : https://www.oncnursingnews.com/view/oral-minoxidil-demonstrates-efficacy-in-treating-later-stage-alopecia-in-cancer-survivors


Discussion: Results of a single-center study presented at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting showed that oral minoxidil may be effective in treating late alopecia. Moving forward, these efforts in survivorship care will need to be expanded to less resourced areas, experts said.


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Organic Hair Transplantation: A New Concept in Hair Transplantation

Abstract Introduction: Senile aalopecia occurs in all individuals beginning at age 35 regardless of gender due to aging. Androgenic alopecia begins much earlier in life. Standard treatments for alopecia include ..... see more

Source : https://www.gavinpublishers.com/article/view/organic-hair-transplantation-a-new-concept-in-hair-transplantation


Conclusion: Our results indicate that the combined approach to treating hair loss does indeed afford an advantage over FUE surgical intervention on its own.

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Summary of the 37th Annual National Alopecia Areata Foundation International Conference

Patients with alopecia areata and their families gathered for the 37th annual National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) International Conference to learn about the latest developments in treating alopecia areata firsthand from top medical experts. Click above to access our post-conference wrap-up where our analysts summarize some of the highlights of the meeting.