Nearly 50 % of the world will be affected by dandruff, the well-known flaky scalp condition.
A number of factors contribute to dandruff including oil gland activity, a yeast known as Malassezia, the state of our immune system, stress and even some medications.
What is the treatment?
Anti-dandruff shampoos are the basis of treatment - with shampoos like ketoconazole, selenium sulphide, ciclopirox and zinc pyrithione being used to treat the condition. Overall, the world spends about 2 billion dollars annually to treat this otherwise harmless condition.
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