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
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.
- Explains how to integrate new technology into daily clinical practice
- Gives clinicians information on offering off-label treatments to individual patients as circumstances allow
- Explores how ethnicity can impact hair disease and treatment, including some of the cultural factors associated with traction alopecia
- Discusses quality of life for patients
- Includes clinical color photos throughout
Amy J. McMichael has published numerous articles and book chapters on scalp and hair disorders as well as quality of life issues surrounding disorders of pigmentation. She is currently listed in Best Doctors in America and is a contributing editor to Cosmetic Dermatology and the continuing medical education editor for Skin and Aging. She serves as a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology and has served on several editorial review boards.
Maria K. Hordinsky is a recipient of a National Research Service Award from the NIH and the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. She is on the board of directors of the American Dermatologic Association.