U047 - Approach to Treating Common Hair Conditions In An Ethnic Population
Saturday, February 17; 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Identify common hair conditions seen in black patients
- Describe the effects of chemical and thermal styling on the hair shaft as it relates to creating and exacerbating hair disease
- Effectively prescribe topical medications to their patients according to styling preferences
Poor styling habits can cause or exacerbate many of the hair conditions seen in our black patients but are often underemphasized. Even when recognized, providing an easy to follow framework for patients proves to be difficult. This session will provide practical tips to the dermatologist that can be passed along to their patients complaining of hair loss. Topics addressed include ideal cleansing frequency, recommended vehicles for topical medications, and recommended styling habits all of which can drastically reduce or eliminate reversible causes of hair loss due to deleterious styling practices.
- Aguh, Crystal, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.