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Dr. Alan Bauman
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Minoxidil (Definition)

Minoxidil is a blood pressure agent which is a ...Read more


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Will ILK injections help decrease scalp inflammation/hair loss caused by seborrheic dermatitis, thus, possibly restore hair growth? Side effects?

Will ILK injections help decrease scalp inflammation/hair loss caused by seborrheic dermatitis, thus, possibly restore hair growth? Side effects?

ILK: intralesional injection of kenalog (triamcinolone) has been used for a condition called alopacia areata with some success. It might help the lesions improve but probably will not stimulate health growth. ...Read more

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Can 'topical' finasteride or dutasteride (scalp lotion) inhibit DHT on scalp? ı mean ,can topical finasteride or dutasteride treat male baldness

Can 'topical' finasteride or dutasteride (scalp lotion) inhibit DHT on scalp? ı mean ,can topical finasteride or dutasteride treat male baldness

Certainly can: Finasteride can be very effective in arresting male pattern baldness. Has been approved by FDA since 1997 by FDA. ! of only 2 proven effective medications to prevent hair loss. Anything else is "snake oil", not effective & does not work. ...Read more

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Does usage of hair removal cream cause skin darkening?

Does usage of hair removal cream cause skin darkening?

It may: There are 2 different reactions that you may have to a cream that causes darkening. First, you may be allergic to the cream and the darkening is a response. Second, may be whats called post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. This is a response to either an allergic reaction or to the chemical reaction that is used to remove your hair. Usually stopping the cream will lead to lightening your skin. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective cream for seborrheic dermatitis facial region ( ketocanzole 2% , ciclopirox 1%, or pimecrolimus 1%)?

Which is the most effective cream for seborrheic dermatitis facial region ( ketocanzole 2% , ciclopirox 1%, or pimecrolimus 1%)?

Ketoconazole: Ketoconazole is my preference. Apply 2x/day for 1-2 weeks, and then you can use a couple of times/week as maintenance/prevention. Short term use of 1% hydrocortisone cream 1-2/x day can be used for a few days also to minimize redness and irritation. Don't use hydrocortisone frequently due to side effects, including the thinning of the skin in this area. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera lotion good for body skin such as even skin tone smooth skin & blemishes ?

Is aloe vera lotion good for body skin such as even skin tone smooth skin & blemishes ?

Not necessarily: Aloe (straight from the plant) can be helpful for healing burns or abrasions. But it is not an acne treatment. Some people can have significant sensitivity to aloe. Take care. ...Read more

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For hyperkeratotic skin diseases, which is more better for sensitive skin - lactic acid lotion (lac-hydrin) or urea-based creams?

For hyperkeratotic skin diseases, which is more better for sensitive skin - lactic acid lotion (lac-hydrin) or urea-based creams?

Both used: It really depends on the percentages of each medication. Many preparations have both urea and Lactic Acid in them. Your skin is also unique and what might appear to be gentler might give you a worse reaction than the so-called potent preparation. If you are treating keratosis pilaris (kp) then you might seek the help of a dermatologist or even have a preparation compounded. ...Read more

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Does applying rogaine or minoxidil on the beard causes acne?

Does applying rogaine or minoxidil on the beard causes acne?

Maybe: It won't help you grow a thicker beard. About 5% of guys in the US can't grow much of a beard, and at age 25 it's time for you to accept what Mother Nature gave you. If somebody is giving you a hard time over your sparse growth, simply recognize mean-minded man-made superstition and be done with all that nonsense. Manage your acne with topical benzoyl peroxide & maybe your doctor's Rx. ...Read more

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Which supplement would be better natures bounty hair skin and nails or twinlab hair factors to cure dry damaged brittle chemically relaxed hair?

Which supplement would be better natures bounty hair skin and nails or twinlab hair factors to cure dry damaged brittle chemically relaxed hair?

Tincture of time: You can try either of the products you mentioned, but in general, once hair shafts are damaged they will stay damaged until you grow your hair out. So stop applying chemicals, or at very least use something less harsh, and be very gentle with it (minimize brushing, blow drying, etc.) until new, healthy hair shafts can grow in. ...Read more

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Need some medication for inflamed skin after applying 5% benzoyl peroxide for acne type of skin is sensitive?

Need some medication for inflamed skin after applying 5% benzoyl peroxide for acne type of skin is sensitive?

Several options: Stop using the benzoyl peroxide and get with your physician. You may be able to tolerate salicylic acid or a retinoic acid derivative. For now, aloe vera or a moisturizer should help. There are other medications for acne that are worth trying; remember not to use antibiotics as monotherapy. ...Read more

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Can i apply topical hyaluronic acid to plump skin if desonide thins facial skin? Can it counter? This is for seb derm/eczema/pd/skin flaking.

Can i apply topical hyaluronic acid to plump skin if desonide thins facial skin? Can it counter? This is for seb derm/eczema/pd/skin flaking.

Skin thinning: Skin thinning from topical steroids involves decrease in thickness of epidermis and loss of collagen from dermis. Hyaluronic acid (ha) holds water molecules & if applied to skin surface, skin looks temporarily more plump due to increased water content. Topical ha does nothing to increase thickness of epidermis or replace collagen. Other meds besides topical steroids can be used to treat seb derm. ...Read more

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Which is better for baldness due to alopecial: minoxidil or clobetasol propionate?

Which is better for baldness due to alopecial: minoxidil or clobetasol propionate?

Depends on the cause: If its normal male or female pattern hair loss, then Minoxidil is better. But if the hairloss is coming from an inflammatory condition like lupus or lichen planopilaris, then clobetasol is better. ...Read more

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Are the aliments of psoc, such as hairloss & facial hair growth, reversable?

Are the aliments of psoc, such as hairloss & facial hair growth, reversable?

PSOsyndrome: Yes, in that adequate treatment can reverse many of the effects of polycystic ovarian disease. ...Read more

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Is use of topical minoxidine cause dryness in hair?

Is use of topical minoxidine cause dryness in hair?

Yes: It can. However i did notice you were on thyroxine and thyroid irregularities can also have that effect. I would follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are products with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, cholesterol and niacinamide generally helpful for oily, sensitive facial skin Dx seborrheic dermatitis?

Are products with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, cholesterol and niacinamide generally helpful for oily, sensitive facial skin Dx seborrheic dermatitis?

No: These are very useful for DRY skin and eczema. Seborrheic dermatitis will respond to an azole cream such as ketoconazole, clotrimazole, or miconazole. Topical steroids are very effective but on the face calcineurin inhibitors are preferred. Washing with a dandruff shampoo, typically in a shower, can be very beneficial. Some meds and vitamins aggravate it. ...Read more

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Can the liquid wax paraffinum liquidum be topical applied to hair without blocking vitamin absorption? It's in a hair styling product I have. Thanks

Can the liquid wax  paraffinum liquidum be topical applied to hair without blocking vitamin absorption? It's in a hair styling product I have. Thanks

Paraffinum: liquidum is a form of mineral oil. It is a common ingredient in cosmetics including hair products. It has been regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and in the amounts found in common hair products can be considered safe. I doubt it would measurably affect vitamin absorption. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Rogaine (Definition)

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