A succinct and comprehensive guide examining the treatment of hair and scalp disorders, with a special emphasis on how hair type, morphology, and ethnicity can impact on hair disease and treatment. This updated and revised second edition builds on a successful first edition with additional chapters on dermoscopy, on how technology can best be integrated into clinical practice, and on aging hair.
Table of Contents
Human hair. Evaluation. Dermoscopy of hair and scalp disorders (Trichoscopy). Photographic imaging of hair loss. Human follicle anatomy in human scalp biopsies. Nonmedicated grooming products and beauty. Practical case scenarios: How to utilize products. Dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis: Use of medicated shampoos. Alopecia areata. Androgenetic alopecia. Telogen effluvium. Cicatricial alopecia. Structural hair abnormalities. Scalp prostheses: Wigs, hairpieces, extensions, and scalp-covering cosmetics. Hair transplantation for the dermatologist. Alternative treatments for hair loss. Hirsutism and hypertrichosis. Light-assisted hair removal and hair growth. Allergic Contact Dermatitis. Psychodermatoses of the hair. Scalp infections and infestations. Sources of alopecia information for physicians and patients. Approach to the alopecia patient. Hair aging and anti-aging strategies
Amy McMichael, MD, received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed her dermatology residency training at the University of Michigan School of Medicine.
Dr. McMichael is currently a professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem. Her clinical and research interests include hair and scalp disorders and skin of color. She is the immediate past president of the Skin of Color Society, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a past chair of the National Medical Association Dermatology Section. She has served as the vice president of the Women's Dermatologic Society and secretary/treasurer of the North American Alopecia Research Society. She serves on the editorial boards of JAMA Derm, Cosmetic Dermatology, and The Dermatologist, and is the author of numerous journal articles and chapters.
Maria Hordinsky, MD, received her medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. She completed her dermatology residency training at the University of Minnesota followed by research fellowships supported by the Dermatology Foundation and a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Health.
Dr. Hordinsky is currently a professor and the chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Her clinical and research interests include hair and scalp diseases and neurodermatology. She is the current president of the North American Hair Research Society, immediate past chair of the Clinical Research Advisory Council of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, and a past president of the Association of Professors of Dermatology. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation and is the section editor on Hair Diseases for UpToDate, an evidence-based clinical decision support system. She is the author of numerous journal articles and chapters and regularly lectures and teaches on hair diseases.
"This book certainly deserves a place in your medical library. After reading this book, you will be well armed to tackle most alopecia patients that walk into your office. "
Patricia Wong, Stanford University Medical Center