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What's new in Alopecia Areata Research ?

AA Research Moving Ahead at Great Speed

I had the great privilege of joining the Canadian Alopecia Areata Foundation this past weekend at their Spring session. I reviewed the latest research in alopecia areata. There are many interested new studies, but I chose to focus on five including:

1. a review of the benefits of cholesterol medications for alopecia areata treatment

2. The role of platelet rich plasma in treating alopecia areata

3. New evidence that patients with AA have a  reduced risk of skin cancer

4. Evidence confirming that steroid injections are better than topical steroids for treating localized alopecia areata

5. New data on the benefits of tofacitinib and ruxolitinib in treating alopecia areata including new exciting topical formulations that have been studied. 

You can review my slides below:


Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Vancouver office at 604.283.9299



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