Hughes Dermatology can diagnosis and treat most types of female baldness. Following a consultation appointment which will include a hair telogen count and laboratory evaluation, a specific diagnosis will be made (examples: telogen effluvium, female pattern baldness, alopecia areata, tinea capitis, psoriasis, lupus, etc.). Telogen effluvium is treated by recognition and treatment of the underlying medical cause. Pattern baldness, which is genetic, is successfully treated with 5-alpha reductase inhibitors and topical minoxidyl. Please see us for treatment of this psychologically devastating malady!
Healthy, young adults can usually tolerate corticosteroid pills with few side effects. However, doctors do not prescribe corticosteroid pills as often as other treatments for alopecia areata, because of the health risks and side effects associated with using them for a long period of time. It’s important to talk to your doctor about your goals for treatment and possible side effects of the medication, to be sure the benefits of using corticosteroid pills in your case are greater than the risks. As with other options, hair regrown with corticosteroid use may fall back out once treatment is stopped.
Following each of two intralesional administrations, separated by 24 hours, of XIAFLEX mg into the penile plaque of 19 subjects with Peyronie’s disease, plasma levels of AUX-I and AUX-II in subjects with quantifiable levels (79% and 40% for AUX-I and AUX-II, respectively) were minimal and short-lived. The maximal plasma concentrations of AUX-I and AUX-II were <29 ng/mL and <71 ng/mL, respectively, and were observed approximately within 10 minutes after injection. All plasma levels were below the limits of quantification within 30 minutes following dosing. There was no evidence of accumulation following two sequential injections of XIAFLEX administered 24 hours apart. No subject had quantifiable plasma levels 15 minutes after modeling of plaque on Day 3 (., 24 hours after Injection 2 on Day 2).