One of the segment topics of the Nov 23 Marilyn Denis Show was alopecia areata. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune hair loss condition that affects about 2 % of the world, and causes hair loss on the scalp and sometimes the eyebrows, eyelashes and body.
The show featured Sherry, a talented University of Ottawa swimmer who has alopecia universalis. Marilyn invited me to speak about alopecia, current treatments for the condition, and the important role of the Canadian Alopecia Areata Foundation (CANAAF). The segment also included Michael Suba of Continental Hair who disucssed wigs and Karen, a woman with alopecia areata who discussed her experience with hair loss.
If you'd like to learn more about the Canadian Alopecia Areata Foundation, learn about upcoming meetings or make a donation, visit the CANAAF website :
Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887