Skin Disorders Center
Chronic Skin Disorders
Common Skin Disorders
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
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?
Viral Skin Disorders
- Cold sores (fever blisters)
- Genital herpes
Fungal Skin Disorders
Three out of four men will get tinea cruris (jock itch) at some point in their lifetime. Here are some little known facts about what causes this common—but sometimes painful—condition, and how to treat it.
Special Topics (Continued)
Age-related Skin Disorders
- Cosmetic surgery: a rundown of procedures
Inflammatory Skin Disorders
- Bed sores
- Contact dermatitis
- Poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac
- Alopecia (baldness, hair loss)
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.
Find out the facts about Propecia here.
Micrografts? Scalp reduction? Scalp flaps? These procedures sound a little strange, but they may help you get your hair back.
Should you try lasers or electrolysis to remove that back hair? What's your best bet for getting rid of unwanted hair?
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)
Please note, not all procedures included in this resource library are available at Henry Ford Allegiance Health or performed by Henry Ford Allegiance Health physicians.
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