Pierre and Eric Bouhanna offer this scholarly review of issues regarding varieties of alopecia, aimed at health professionals involved in diagnosis, care, and treatment. The book opens with biology of the hair follicle, methods of investigation, and alopecia classifications. Several chapters then address the medical management of specific subtypes including male and female androgenetic, diffuse, circumscribed, traumatic, primary cicatricial, and concerns relating to individuals of African and Asian descent. The concluding sections describe available treatments including hair transplant, hair “cloning” by follicular cell implantation, autologous stem cell therapies, adjuvants such as prostheses and dermopigmentation, and cosmetology of cleansing and conditioning agents. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Dermatologists and other physicians encounter various types of alopecia in their daily practices. With insight from experts, this book provides practical answers to most diagnostic and therapeutic problems related to these disorders. Topics include the biology of the hair and follicle, traumatic alopecia, androgenetic alopecia, the management of scarring alopecia, and practical diagnosis of congenital disorders of the scalp. The book also examines diagnosis and treatment of hair in African-American patients. It discusses cosmetic hair care and aesthetic surgery and explores stem cells, hair growth factors, and PRP.
Number of Pages: 245
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Street Date: October 23, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-8071