1st Edition

The Alopecias
Diagnosis and Treatments

ISBN 9781482212754
Published October 23, 2015 by CRC Press
255 Pages 497 Color Illustrations

USD $200.00

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Book Description

The Alopecias: Diagnosis and Treatments provides a practical answer to most diagnostic and therapeutic matters related to the different types of alopecia physicians may encounter in daily practice. It also presents a clear classification of all the types of alopecia.

Among the topics covered are diffuse alopecia, traumatic alopecia, the male patient with androgenetic alopecia, the female patient with androgenetic alopecia, cicatricial alopecia, alopecia areata, congenital alopecia, and specific problems posed by alopecia in patients of African and Asian origin.

The book’s chapters are divided into four major categories. The first one reviews biology and hair investigations. The second is dedicated to clinical pathology: describes various hair diseases including all major pathological conditions of the scalp affecting hair growth. The third emphasizes the role of aesthetic and reconstructive hair transplantation or scalp surgery. And the fourth covers cosmetic treatment, new medical innovations, and the latest procedures in aesthetic surgery.

This book will help you understand the basic pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and the most effective treatment options for patients with hair-growth disorders.

Table of Contents

Biology of the Hair Follicle
Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Varvara Kanti, and Annika Vogt

Hair and Scalp Investigations

Pierre Bouhanna


Lidia Rudnicka

Hair Dysplasias

Juan Ferrando, L. Alhely Niebla, and Gerardo A. Moreno-Arias

Alopecia Classifications

Pierre Bouhanna

Management of Male Androgenetic Alopecia

Ralph M. Trüeb

Management of Female Androgenetic Alopecia

Bianca Maria Piraccini and Aurora Alessandrini

Management of Diffuse Alopecia

Pierre Bouhanna

Management of Noncicatricial Circumscribed Alopecia

Ralph M. Trüeb

Traumatic Alopecia

Pierre Bouhanna

Management of Acquired Primary Cicatricial Alopecia

Salvador Villablanca and Juan Ferrando

Management of Definitive Alopecia in African Americans

Pierre Bouhanna

Management of Definitive Hair Alopecia in Asians

Damkerng Pathomvanich

Hair Transplantation in the Reconstruction of the Face and Scalp

Alfonso Barrera

Hair Transplantation for Aesthetic Surgery of the Scalp and Body Hair

Pierre Bouhanna and Eric Bouhanna

Follicular Cell Implantation: Research Update on "Hair Cloning"

Jerry E. Cooley

Platelet-Rich Plasma and Stem Cells

Gilbert Amgar, Joseph Greco, and Fabio Rinaldi

Adjuvant Therapy for Alopecia: Synthetic Hair Implant, Dermopigmentation, Hair Prosthesis, and Hair Camouflage

Pierre Bouhanna and Sophie Casadio

Hair Cosmetology

Claude Bouillon

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Edited by

Pierre Bouhanna, MD, Hair Bouhanna Center, Paris, France


"This book is an extremely well-written text that provides an international perspective on hair loss and hair transplantation…The photographs in the chapter on management of acquired primary cicatricial alopecia are particularly helpful...For Doctors who are new to hair surgery and with little experience treating hair loss, this book is a must-read." - Nicole E. Rogers, MD, FISHRS, Hair Transplant Forum International

"The authors are experienced in a range of surgical and medical techniques for treating alopecia… Every dermatologist who treats alopecia will feel more confident in diagnosing and treating these challenging patients after reading Dr. Trueb's book. He has great clinical insights into alopecia and excellent explanations on how to incorporate and interpret trichoscopy into the evaluation." - Patricia Wong, MD(Private Practice), Doody's Book Review Service