Dermatol Clin 2022 Apr 4;40(2):167-178. Epub 2022 Mar 4.
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Homeostasis of the cutaneous microenvironment is complex and depends on multiple intrinsic and extrinsic factors, including the influence of hormones. Hormones exert action on the hair follicle and associated sebaceous glands via both endocrine and intracrine mechanisms. The profound impact of hormonal action on follicular homeostasis can be leveraged in the treatment of disorders, such as acne and hidradenitis suppurativa. Read More