SCALP DERMATOLOGY

Dr. DONOVAN'S RECENT ARTICLES 

 

There are a variety of scalp conditions and reasons for hair loss.  Interested readers will find links to recent articles written on these topics

 

A. Recent Articles about General Hair Loss Topics

 

Aug 28, 2017 - One out of 25 Scalp Hairs are Vellus Hairs

Aug 25, 2017  - What causes hair to change texture?

Aug 23, 2017 - The Trichogram

Jul 31, 2017 - Should I see an endocrinologist for my hair loss?

Jul 31, 2017 - Is there a plan B to treating hair loss?

Jul 26, 2017 - What is meant by a clinical diagnosis?

Jul 14, 2017 - The early greying of hair: What needs to be considered?

Jun 20, 2017 - Are newly growing hairs thinner than older ones?

Jun 15, 2017 - How does a hair get its shape?

May 26, 2017 - What causes eyebrow loss?

May 8, 2017 - Measuring cortisol in hair

April 25, 2017  - Dilated blood vessels and scalp symptoms: What's the link?

April 23, 2017 - The Scalp Dysthesesias

Mar 27, 2017 - Alcohol and Hair Loss: Is there are link?

Mar 23, 2017 - Minoxidil vs Latisse: Which is better?

Mar 14, 2017 - Am I losing hair or not?

Mar 14, 2017 - Red hair and Parkinson disease - Is there a link?

Feb 9, 2017 - What causes hair loss at the sides of the scalp?

Jan 26, 2017 - Can you have hair loss when blood tests are all normal?

Jan 24, 2017 - The 'No Poo" Movement

Jan 15, 2017 - Top 10 Questions for Women Visiting a Hair Loss Physician

Dec 13, 2016 - Do grey hairs grow faster?

Dec 13, 2016 - Monitoring Hair Growth Changes

Dec 13, 2016 - The Scalp "Eccrine" Glands

Dec 5, 2016 - The Dermal Papilla as the Key Control Centre

Dec 4, 2016 - My hair won't grow long: A look at the reasons

Nov 28, 2016 - What is normal hair loss?

Nov 13, 2016 - So what causes scalp burning anyways?

Nov 13, 2016 - The fascinating history of the barber pole

Nov 13, 2016 - Non stop hair loss. What to do when you don't know what to do?

Oct 26, 2016 - Stopping biotin before your thyroid test

Aug 13, 2016 - Is my hair breaking off or is this new growth?

Aug 6, 2016 - What causes a red itchy bleeding scalp?

Jul 31, 2016 - What causes hair to grey early?

Mar 30, 2016 - Does shaving affect scalp hair growth?

Mar 8, 2016 - Do I need blood tests for my hair loss?

Jan 25, 2016 - What are the causes sudden hair loss in women?

Jan 20, 2016 - Understanding the H.A.I.R. Principle

Jan 7, 2016 - Bald spots in the beard: What conditions might be causing this?

Dec 19, 2015 - What causes a red scalp?

Dec 14, 2015- Starting two treatments at the same time: Good idea or bad?

 

B. Recent Articles on Chemotherapy, Cancer and Hair Loss

Jun 2, 2017 - Skin cancers and the scalp

April 26, 2017 - Cold caps to prevent hair loss from chemotherapy

April 16, 2017 - Scalp melanomas are often overlooked

Oct 15, 2016 - Coping with Hair Loss After Chemotherapy: Impact of Diabetes

Oct 15, 2016 - The first Approved Cold Caps for Preventing Hair loss After Chemotherapy

Oct 15, 2016 - Do aromatase inhibitors cause hair loss?

Oct 15, 2016 - Scalp itching and pain after chemotherapy

Oct 15, 2016 - Minoxidil to prevent hair loss from chemo

 

C. Hair Loss in Children

Aug 4, 2017: Hair Loss in Children - Always on the Lookout for Trichotillomania.

Jun 25, 2017 - The Topical JAK inhibitors for Children  

Jun 11, 2017 - Methotrexate Dosing in Children

April 11, 2017 - Modifying the criteria for TTM

Dec 8, 2016 - Options for Treating AA in Children

Dec 7, 2016 - Tofacitinib (Xeljanz) for Children and Teens  

Nov 14, 2016 - Tofacitinib for AA in Children: How young is 'too young'? 

 

D. Recent Articles on Seborrheic dermatitis

Aug 14, 2017 - Tea tree oil for treating Seborrheic Dermatitis: What is the evidence?

Jun 21, 2017 - How often should I use my anti-dandruff shampoo if I have seborrheic dermatitis?

May 23, 2017 - Does seborrheic dermatitis cause hair loss?

May 11, 2017 - Seborrheic Dermatitis

April 3, 2017 - Hair cases in Seborrheic dermatitis

Nov 11, 2016 - Can seborrheic dermatitis cause a scarring alopecia?

Oct 27, 2016 - Seborrheic dermatitis and Biotin

Aug 4 2016 - What is pityriasis amiantacea?

Dec 20, 2016 - Does seborrheic dermatitis get worse in winter?

 

E. Recent Articles on Scalp Psoriasis

April 24, 2017 - What are the options for thick scale in psoriasis?

Dec 5, 2016 - Scalp Psoriasis in Children

Aug 5, 2016 Does psoriasis cause hair loss?

 

F. Recent articles on Scalp Fungal Infections

May 15, 2017 - Overview of Scalp Fungi

May 12, 2017 - Tinea capitis in Thai monks

May 10, 2017 - Tinea capitis from dogs

May 9, 2017 - How does one get a scalp fungal infection?

 

G. Recent Articles on Scalp Camouflaging Agents & Techniques

Dec 13, 2016 - Scalp Camouflaging agents

Dec 9, 2016 - Scalp micropigmentation

Jul 25, 2016 SMP Techniques to Camouflage Hair Loss

 

H. Articles on Hair Loss and Pregnancy

Mar 1, 2017 The Safety of Hair Loss medications in Pregnancy

 

I. Articles on Trichotillomania

Aug 4, 2017: Hair Loss in Children - Always on the Lookout for Trichotillomania.

April 11, 2017 - Modifying the criteria for TTM

Apr 3, 2016 - Is the hair loss permanent in trichotillomania?

 

J. Articles on The Close Connection Between Hair and Nails

May 26, 2017 - Nail changes in patients with hair loss

May 25, 2017 - Nail changes in the hair loss patient (lichen planus)

Jan 11, 2016 - Nail alopecia areata helped by tofacitinib

 

K. Recent Articles on the eyebrow

Oct 12, 2016 - What are the options for eyebrow scars?

Dec 16, 2016 - Losing eyebrows? Diagnosis is the first step

 

L. Articles on Traction alopecia

Jul 25, 2017 - Are my hair extensions safe?

Jun 19, 2017 - If extensions are causing hair loss, do they have to be removed?

Jun 8, 2017 - Who said miniaturization happens only in AGA?

May 8, 2017 - Traction alopecia: What are the options?

April 4, 2017 - Hair casts: what are they?

Oct 23, 2016 - Is there an epidemic of hair styling burns?

 

M. Articles on Various Topics

Jul 4, 2017 - What is 'pityrosporum folliculitis'?

May 16, 2017- What is senescent alopecia?

Aug 18, 2016 - Nevus sebaceous

Dec 13, 2016 - CVG

 

N. Articles on Scalp Biopsies  

1. The Scalp Biopsy

2. Setting up for a Scalp Biopsy

3. How is a scalp biopsy actually performed?

4. Removing the Sample from the Scalp

5. What does the sample look like?

6. How good are scalp biopsies? Are they 100 % accurate?

7. Do Scalp Biopsies leave a scar or not?

8. Are there areas on the scalp where a biopsy should not be done?

9. Are random biopsies helpful? 

10. Which hairs should be taken for a scalp biopsy?

11. Is a scalp biopsy always needed?




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