The only comprehensive book on the subject of hair loss! Highly illustrated, with 250 new color photographs, this resource covers the basic science, diagnosis, and treatment of all problems related to hair. Conditions covered include childhood hair loss, excessive body hair, various types of adult balding, and loss due to medical conditions, trauma, and medications. The new Second Edition emphasizes various new diagnosis and treatment methods including popular, recently approved remedies.
The only comprehensive book on the subject of hair loss! Highly illustrated, with 250 new color photographs! This resource covers the basic science, diagnosis, and treatment of all problems related to hair. Conditions covered include childhood hair loss, excessive body hair, various types of adult balding, and loss due to medical conditions, trauma, and medications. The new Second Edition emphasizes various new diagnosis and treatment methods including popular, recently approved remedies.
· 1. Continued attention to detail and
accuracy of information imparted. Extensively referenced and all references
checked for corroboration of · statements. Although multi-authored, there
has been a great attempt to provide fluidity between chapters: no jarring style
changes between chapters.
· 2. Extremely comprehensive no other book on hair is comparable in this realm.
· 3. Chapter authors are all senior, experienced clinicians and researchers in hair disorders. Several new authors complement the original authors.
· 4. Thorough review of all new information on the genetic, molecular,and hormonal control of hair growth in one totally new chapter and two extensively revised and updated chapters. Clarifies the complicated information in a clearly understandable fashion for those not experienced in laboratory based research.
· 5. Provides further information and illustrations on how to use the microscopic examination of the hair bulb and hair shaft to make a diagnosis in the office of a given cause of hair loss.
· 6. Updates the treatment of tinea capitis, trichotillomania and head lice.
· 7. Extensively expands the disorders covered in the chapter devoted to hair loss presenting in childhood including those described in succinctly but thoroughly in tables on alopecia and follicular hyperkeratosis and those that meet criteria as "ectodermal dysplasias". The latter are presented in the most extensive table presented anywhere and include cross-referencing with McKusick's nomenclature for genetic disorders.
· 8. Presents new information on loose anagen syndrome and clues to its diagnosis and new information on chemotherapy related hair loss.
· 9. Discusses in great detail all the current molecular, hormonal and clinical information on male and female pattern hair loss, how to differentiate the latter from other hair loss disorders and the various treatments, including surgery, for these conditions.
· 10. Presents a new classification system for Cicatricial Alopecia and macrophotographs of both horizontal and vertical sections of representative scalp biopsies that will facilitate diagnosis
· 11. Provides a completely updated listing of all causes of hypertrichosis, local and diffuse, and current treatment modalities including laser hair removal.
· 12. Provides an updated review of the clinical evaluation and treatment of hirsutism, including that caused by PCOS, by two experienced gynecologists-reproductive endocrine specialists.
· 13. Updates the cosmetic products used for all types of hair, including those of African Americans, and treatments specific for reactions to various products or scalp conditions.
1 Embryology And Anatomy Of The Hair Follicle
2 Differentiation Of The Hair Shaft
3 Control Of Hair Growth And Pigmentation
4 Clinical Tools For Assessing Hair Loss
5 Infectious, Physical, And Inflammatory Causes Of Hair Scalp
6 Hair Shaft Abnormalities
7 Hair Loss In Childhood
8 Alopecia Areata
9 Anagen Hair Loss
10 Diffuse Alopecia: Telogen Hair Loss
11 Pattern Hair Loss
12 Cicatricial Alopecia
15 Surgical Approach To Hair Loss
16 Hair Care Products
17 Disorders Of Hair Growth In African Americans