Hair loss

  • Hair loss,  Minoxidil

    Topical Minoxidil: What You Need to Know

    Minoxidil is, simply put, notorious.  There are few medications or active ingredients that are the subject of more misconceptions, rumors and misinformation.  Anybody who follows me on social media knows I love this stuff!  It’s the only over-the-counter medication we have that can provide substantial results for people suffering with hair loss.  While countless interactions with my patients have clued me in to the fact that many people are scared to try minoxidil, this pales in comparison to some of the comments I’ve seen on my social media posts.  “It’ll make you hair fall out!”  “It’s addictive!” “It doesn’t work!”  Research done by my colleague Dr. Julia Schwartz showed that…

  • Acne,  aging,  Bathing,  botulinum toxin,  Collagen,  cosmetic dermatology,  cosmetic procedures,  Hair,  Hair loss,  hyaluronic acid,  PCOS,  supplements

    A Year of Dermangelo – What I Learned

    It’s hard to believe that one year ago, I decided to hang my digital shingle and launch this blog.  When I posted my humble first article about showering practices, part of me thought I’d just be shouting into the void of the internet.  However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that my writing was well received and that so many people were eager to learn more about the science behind healthy skin.  A year later, I can’t imagine my life without this creative outlet.  It’s truly where “Dr. Landriscina, the skin doc” and Angelo, the person (and personality) meet and I’m so grateful I get to share my knowledge with…

  • Acne,  aging,  Antiaging,  Bathing,  botulinum toxin,  Collagen,  cosmetic dermatology,  cosmetic procedures,  Dry skin,  Hair,  Hair loss,  Moisturizing,  photoaging,  retinoids,  sun protection,  supplements

    20 Easy Skincare Resolutions for 2020

    A new year—nay—a new decade, is upon us and I have something to say!  I’m tired of New Year’s resolutions with no substance – you know, the same weak promises that rear their ugly heads year after year like “drink more water” or “take better care of my skin.”  While making substantive improvements to your skin health in the next decade might seem elusive, it’s easy if you break it down to the basics.  Here are 20 super easy resolutions to try for 2020. 1. Wear SPF EVERY DAY! I know I’m required to say this as a dermatologist, but daily SPF provides a whole host of benefits including lowering…

  • Acne,  Hair,  Hair loss,  hirsutism,  PCOS

    PCOS and Your Skin

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects up to 12% of XX people in the US – that’s roughly 5 million! This is a multifaceted syndrome that can cause problems ranging from insulin resistance to irregular periods to infertility. However, some of the most visible signs of PCOS manifest on the skin.

  • Hair,  Hair loss

    “Male Pattern Hair Loss” Doesn’t Just Affect Men and It’s Treatable

    There comes a time for every man when he realizes that his hairline is… slowly back back backing it up.  If you’re a man, and you haven’t realized this, I bet you will now.  How can I be so sure?  Most men’s frontal hairlines start to recede as soon as they hit puberty.  Our hair’s proclivity to react to changing hormone levels means that we will all lose hair as we get older, though it will happen at varying speeds and to varying degrees of baldness.  That’s why male pattern hair loss is considered a natural process – more of a trait than a true disorder.  It’s just one flavor…

  • Hair,  Hair loss,  Uncategorized

    Biotin Probably Won’t Grow Your Hair and Could Be Dangerous

    One of the top concerns in every dermatology practice is hair loss.  While the concern of losing one’s hair is very common, it can manifest in different forms from true disorders to subtler findings like more hair shedding or breakage over time.  In my experience, many patients have tried to their own remedies before they even see me for hair loss, and biotin supplements are by far the most common strategy my patients have used.  A new study found that roughly a third of all patients seen at a dermatology practice had used biotin supplements, and about a third of those patients had been recommended the supplement by a doctor. …