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Skin Disorders Center
Common Skin Disorders
Accutane and depression: is there a link?
For several years there has been debate over whether Accutane (isotretinoin), a drug prescribed for serious cases of acne, could be causing depression and subsequent suicide in teenagers. Though depression and suicide are important health problems for teenagers, there is as yet no good evidence that Accutane contributes significantly to either. Read more here.
Contagious Skin Disorders
Treating head lice
Your children may be clean, but that doesn't mean they won't get head lice. How can you prevent these little bugs from nesting in your children's hair?
Special Topics (Continued)
Age-related Skin Disorders
- Alopecia (baldness, hair loss)
- Hirsuitism (excessive body hair)
Whether it's coming out strand by strand, or just gradually receding, most men dread the signs of hair loss. Is there anything you can do? Here's what works and what doesn't.
Propecia: the baldness pill: does it work?
Find out the facts about Propecia here.
Can surgery bring your hair back?
Micrografts? Scalp reduction? Scalp flaps? These procedures sound a little strange, but they may help you get your hair back.
Body hair removal for men
Should you try lasers or electrolysis to remove that back hair? What's your best bet for getting rid of unwanted hair?
Understanding hair loss
Contrary to shampoo advertisements, not every woman sports a luxuriant mane of hair. Some suffer from hair loss. What should you do if your hair begins to thin?
Other Skin Disorders
Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)
American Academy of Dermatology