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JDD March 2024 Issue Highlights

March into groundbreaking dermatological insights with the latest issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology! Explore the prescribing habits of oral minoxidil for androgenetic alopecia, delve into a comprehensive review of botulinum toxin uses, and discover the effectiveness of microneedling for acne scars. Plus, unravel the uncertainties surrounding exosome therapy in androgenetic alopecia. From cutting-edge research to practical applications, this issue has it all! Straight from the editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights.


Early and Sustained Acne Lesion Reductions With Fixed-Dose Clindamycin Phosphate 1.2%/Adapalene 0.15%/Benzoyl Peroxide 3.1% Gel proposes that a once-daily, three-pronged approach may provide faster acne improvement versus monotherapy or dual-combination products.

Survey Of Dermatology Practitioners’ Opinions and Prescribing Habits of Oral Minoxidil for the Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia aims to assess dermatology providers’ attitudes and recommendation behaviors of oral minoxidil for the treatment of AGA.

Natural Moisturizing Factor-Enriched Formulations Compared to a Ceramide-Based Cream investigates the effects of 2 ceramide plus natural moisturizing factor-enriched formulations compared to a ceramide-based cream on skin moisturization.

Safety and Efficacy of Minoxidil Treatment in Scarring Alopecia: A Scoping Review underlines the need for further research to establish their consistent efficacy and safety profiles in scarring alopecia treatment.

Attenuation of Atopic Dermatitis in Newborns, Infants, and Children With Prescription Treatment and Ceramide-Containing Skin Care: A Systematic Literature Review and Consensus discusses how healthcare providers can improve patient outcomes in this demographic.

A Novel Systems-Wide Approach in Addressing Acne With a Multi-Targeting Nutraceutical presents the current evidence for the use of individual supplements in addressing the 6 systemic underlying drivers of AV.

A survey of the Prices of Topical Compounded Medications for Alopecia in the Tri-State Area serves to expand clinicians’ and patients’ knowledge of the options and prices of topical compounded medications for alopecia.

Beyond Wrinkles: A Comprehensive Review of the Uses of Botulinum Toxin aims to analyze the evidence for its use in the treatment of various dermatological disorders.


Novel Clinical Applications of Topical Ruxolitinib: A Case Series presents a case series of using topical ruxolitinib to successfully treat four distinct dermatoses.

First Use of Combination Oral Deucravacitinib With Tapinarof Cream for Treatment of Severe Plaque Psoriasis describes the first case of an adult with severe generalized plaque psoriasis treated with a once-daily oral treatment.

Microneedling for Treatment of Acne Scars: Considerations on the Successful Management of This Aesthetic Procedure addresses concerns about combining microneedling with other traditional aesthetic treatments for acne scars such as lasers, peelings, and fillers.

Urticaria Pigmentosa Without Pruritus describes possibly the first case of urticaria pigmentosa without pruritus.

Pemphigus Vulgaris Successfully Treated With Bromocriptine Abstract describes a case of PV successfully treated with nonconventional treatment, bromocriptine mesylate.


Examining the Uncertainties Surrounding Exosome Therapy in Androgenetic Alopecia: A Call for Evidence-Based Practice calls for a standardized approach to reporting research results and patient outcomes.


Efficacy of Low-Dose Spironolactone for Hair Loss in Women suggests an alternative type of treatment other than topical minoxidil.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Hidradenitis Suppurativa Discussed on TikTok: A Cross-Sectional Analysis evaluates the content and quality of information on TikTok regarding CAM HS therapies.

Comparing Clinical Outcomes of Steroid-Sparing Therapy With Rituximab Versus Rituximab Alone in Pemphigus aims to examine clinical outcomes in pemphigus patients treated with rituximab with SST versus without the addition of SST.


Highlighting the Link Between Lichen Planus Pigmentosus and Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia proposes treatment options for patients dealing with this issue.

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