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Interparfums FY 2022: record earnings as operating profit soars 33 percent

THE WHAT? Interparfums has reported its results for the 2022 fiscal year. The fragrance giant recorded record earnings for the full year with net income up 40 percent on 2021’s figures and sales rising 26 percent to €706.6 million. THE DETAILS The company noted that it had extended its partnership with Montblanc until December 31, 2030 and, subject to the General Meeting’s ratification, hit its goal of achieving gender parity on its board. THE WHY? Philippe Benacin, Chairman and CEO, commented, “Against the backdrop of a turbulent economic and geopolitical environment, our sales and earnings continued to grow in 2022. In 2023, although many uncertainties still exist, this positive momentum should continue with sales expected to reach €750 million, driven by the continuing appeal of our brands for consumers in a global perfume market that remains buoyant.” The post Interparfums FY 2022: record earnings as operating profit soars 33 percent appeared first on Global Cosme

Is low dose Minoxidil a good idea for hair loss?

Is low dose Minoxidil a good idea for hair loss?

I was at the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting in March. It was fun partly due to all the research that had been done and published during Covid. Research on this topic was presented several times.


On the topic of oral, low dose Minoxidil, here are my thoughts:
  1. Important Causes of Hair Loss.  Can we agree that starting Minoxidil by requesting it from your primary care, if you were missing an important internal problem, would not be good? Some primary care doctors do a hair loss set of labs and history, but many don’t. At the minimum, please see a dermatologist or your primary care doctor. Things to think about are thyroid health, possible malabsorption syndromes like celiac disease, autoimmune diseases, and hormone imbalances, etc.
  2. Minoxidil Drug Reactions. Make sure you don’t have super low blood pressure and check all medications, including the occasional ones, for potential interactions.
  3. Combining Oral Minoxidil with Other Hair Loss Treatments.  While there’s a fair amount of data on each of these strategies individually, there isn’t much on combinations of these. We all want to be cost effective too. Would you want to use five different medications or injections for this, when you might do well on one or two? Since it takes 6 months to start to see a difference, consider starting the two treatments you think might work best for you. And then adding another one every 6 months.
  4. Other Hair Loss Strategies.  So for example, maybe start with the labs and scalp exam you need, then start lo-dose oral Minoxidil and topical Rogaine (topical Minoxidil). Perhaps with a little scalp massage once a week to stimulate circulation. Other treatments to consider in 6 months with your dermatologist or primary care might be oral spironolactone, hair support basic supplements, a tiny dose of estrogen (0.25mg), if you’re post menopausal (and no contraindications), laser light combs, and injectable PRPFM (Platelet Rich Plasma Fibrin Matrix). These are the main ones.
  5. How Much Is This Bothering You?  This is important. Some people are bothered very little, while others a lot. If it’s really bothering you, and money is no object, maybe you start 3-4 of these at the outset. Our sense of confidence, and love for our bodies, is important. I believe it’s important not to discount this factor.


Hope this helps!
Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD
Founder of SkinTour & MadisonMD Skincare
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