What do dermatologists prescribe for hair loss?

At Aglow Dermatology, Dr. Dina Strachan and her team see patients with a variety of cosmetic and medical dermatology concerns. This includes issues with hair thinning and loss in both men and women. She is a board-certified professional who works with individuals in and around the area of New York, NY, and provides care for …

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Are chemical peels covered by insurance?

Chemical peels are an increasingly popular procedure in medical offices.  They have both medical and cosmetic applications.  Patients sometimes ask does health insurance cover chemical peels? The answers are yes, no, and it depends. We will discuss the circumstances that determine whether chemical peels are covered by insurance.   What is a chemical peel? A …

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The Black Beauty Effect

African American dermatologist Dr. Dina Strachan, founder and director of Aglow Dermatology in New York City is to be featured as a skin expert in the ground-breaking docuseries to stream on Comcast, Xfinity and Xumo starting November 25th, The Black Beauty Effect.  The Black Beauty Effect chronicles and evolution, revolution and disruption of the beauty …

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Acne treatment for black skin

Acne treatment for black skin requires special expertise. Dr. Dina Strachan is a board-certified dermatologist in the New York, NY, area who is focused on ensuring patients have access to the quality skincare they need to regardless of skin type. Patients of color have unique, specialized needs that can be addressed by working with an …

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Perimenopausal hair loss

Perimenopausal hair loss – case

Perimenopausal hair loss is caused by hormonal shifts that affect hair growth.  It tends to affect women around the age of 49 years old. It can look like androgenetic alopecia (female pattern hair loss) but starts later in life.   Perimenopausal hair loss: history An African American woman in her late 50s requested treatment for …

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What Is Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia? CCCA

Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) is a type of alopecia characterized by hair loss at the crown of the head that widens over time. Occurring almost exclusively in black women, CCCA often starts slowly with hair that breaks easily and begins to thin gradually. However, as it progresses, hair loss becomes more noticeable and may be …

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