Alopecia areata continues to be a challenging condition to treat for many patients. Recently, there have been some significant developments with potentially dramatic impact in helping patients with the most severe cases of alopecia areata. Both involve oral medications that affect the immune system and therefore have potential side effects associated with them. Currently, there are clinical trials underway to see whether or not topical treatments can be as effective with less potential side effects. We hope to see positive results in the near future.
Below is our written information handout for patients considering oral minoxidil.
These are the first two CME articles on hair transplantation to ever be published in the leading peer reviewed journal in our field. I am proud to be one of its authors.
During the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) virtual meeting experience, I was happy to participate in this very informative session on innovative therapeutic tools to slow hair loss and increase hair growth.
Medical therapy for Male and Female pattern hair loss
In this review, PRP was shown to be a safe and effective treatment for male and female pattern hair loss.
This recent article reminds us that all medications have potential side effects. Low dose oral minoxidil has been an effective new treatment for men and women with hair loss.