Hair Loss

Eczema and Vitiligo Patients Wonder: Is Xeljanz a new treatment option for us?

Xeljanz (tofacitinib citrate), made by Pfizer, Inc., belongs to a class of drugs known as kinase inhibitors. The drug works by blocking the substances in your body that cause inflammation. Xeljanz has been show to provide relief to moderate to severe sufferers of the autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis. The results of a small case study has patients asking: is Xeljanz Continue reading

Anagen Effluvium

There are a number of reasons why you can lose your hair. An underlying health issues, a genetic predisposition, stress or any combination of these can play a role. A common scenario where people lose hair occurs with chemotherapy treatment, such as that given for the treatment of breast cancer. Dealing with cancer is a major struggle where even the Continue reading

What are Intralesional Steroid Injections Used For?

What is an intralesional steroid injection? “Intralesional Steroid¬†Injections, or Intralesional Kenalog is a common treatment used in dermatology” notes Dr. Adam Mamelak, a board certified Dermatologist in Austin, TX.¬†“The goal of these injections is to reduce the inflammation within the skin, as well as improving the appearance,” Dr. Mamelak states. These injections use corticosteroids, which can vary in concentration and Continue reading

Telogen Effluvium: Is It Common to Lose Hair After Having A Baby?

At any time, over 90% of hair on our heads is growing. The remaining 10% is in what is called a “resting phase.” Every few months, the resting hair begins to shed. These three phases comprise the natural hair cycle. This cycle allows for new, healthy hair growth to continue.¬† “We lose approximately 100 hairs a day,” explains Dr. Adam Continue reading

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