Matthew J. Lin
In the most popular Healio Dermatology story last week, mean hair density and hair caliber improved in a group of 30 women with androgenetic alopecia after platelet-rich plasma injections.
“Platelet-rich plasma is obviously a very hot topic at the moment, but most of the studies have been done in men, so we thought we’d contribute to the literature by looking at women,” Matthew J. Lin, MD, a dermatologist at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, said during a presentation at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery annual meeting.
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PRP improves hair density, caliber in women with androgenetic alopecia
Platelet-rich plasma significantly improved hair density and caliber among women with androgenetic alopecia. Read more.
Experts optimize the total-body skin exam
Researchers developed a standardized total-body skin examination procedure using video recordings of dermatology faculty members and residents conducting regular total-body skin examinations. Read more.
iPLEDGE program reform called for to reduce administrative burden
Researchers, along with the American Academy of Dermatology, have organized an iPLEDGE Workgroup to advocate for its reform with the goal of reducing administrative burden. Read more.
Propranolol is gold standard in infantile hemangiomas
The common historical approach of “wait and see” for infantile hemangiomas can lead to bad outcomes, according to Lawrence A. Schachner, MD, a dermatologist and pediatrician. Read more.
FDA accepts new drug application for acne cream
The FDA has accepted for review the new drug application for clascoterone cream 1% and has set Aug. 27, 2020, as the Prescription Drug User Fee Act action date. Read more.