Category Archives: General Dermatology


Can seborrheic dermatitis cause hair loss?

Seborrheic dermatitis and hair loss can both occur on the scalp in the same place– but is seborrheic dermatitis causing the hair to fall out? Seborrheic dermatitis, also known as dandruff, is a common scalp condition.  It is characterized by itch, scale, flaking, redness and discoloration– most commonly on the frontal hair line of the..Read More »


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Can fibroids cause hair loss?

Can fibroids cause hair loss?  Why African American women with these tumors may need to see a dermatologist for hair loss. Introduction Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths of uterine muscle and connective tissue (leiomyoma).  Like keloids, uterine fibroids are a type of scarring disorder that is more common in people of African descent.  Fibroids occur..Read More »



Types of Eczema

There are many types of eczema. Like we often refer to googling as the action of doing an online search, we often use the word eczema to describe the condition of atopic dermatitis. Eczema, a synonym for dermatitis, however, refers to a number of different inflammatory skin conditions characterized by redness, scale, itch, and burn.  ..Read More »


AHA vs BHA

Let’s talk AHA vs BHA for Acne treatment

Anyone who has explored solutions for acne has heard of chemical peels and skin care products which contain AHAs ( alpha-hydroxy acids) and or BHAs (beta-hydroxy acids). AHAs and BHAs are both exfoliants meaning that they peel, or increase skin cell turn over.  They are also both effective in acne treatment. In addition these ingredients..Read More »


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Yahoo Lifestyle! skincare experts panel

Learn the beauty secrets of those in-the-know and have a giggle in this Yahoo Lifestyle! skincare experts panel. Dr. Strachan was proud to appear on the popular show, A Conversation with Kennedy, filmed in their New York City studio. In addition to host Kennedy Johnson, other panelists included blogger Dana Oliver, and holistic aesthetician and..Read More »


When what’s on your skin is in your head: Psychodermatology and body-focused repetitive behaviors

Dermatologists sometimes address problems that go beyond what is found on a patient’s skin, hair or nails. When the condition is primarily psychological in origin, it falls under the specialty of psychodermatology. Skin picking, hair pulling, nail and cheek biting– these are conditions that fall under the term body-focused repetitive disorders. The root is psychological..Read More »


Register now to learn about Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior with Dr. Strachan Friday May 15, 2020 at 2 pm EST

Do you or someone you love suffer with a body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB) such as skin-picking, hair pulling, or nail biting?This a complex group of behavioral conditions that can cause damage to the skin and hair.Join me on the Habitaware broadcast tomorrow where I will be discussing strategies for people dealing with BFRB to prevent..Read More »


Telemedicine Update: May 4, 2020

We hope you, your colleagues and your families have been staying safe and healthy during these challenging times. We have some good news—we are still able to provide care for your skin, hair and nail concerns virtually. This is the service we have set up: 1. Register at our Healthlens link: https://healthlens.com/referral?group=dr-strachanThis is the same..Read More »