ABOUT THIS BOOK
· Provides the practical know-how needed to manage male alopecia successfully
· Describes the diagnostic approach and treatment options for a wide range of conditions involving alopecia
· Explains follow-up and addresses compliance issues
This monograph provides specialists and primary care physicians who are interested
in hair with the practical know-how needed to achieve successful management
of male alopecia. Guidance is first provided on the examination of hair loss
in men, covering such aspects as clinical examination, the role of trichoscopy
and the trichogram, laboratory work-up, and scalp biopsy. Diagnosis and treatment
are then described in depth for a diverse range of conditions involving alopecia.
Expert opinion is combined with the results of evidence-based medicine to provide
the best current advice, highlighting the synergistic action of combination
regimens and adjuvant treatments and explaining the concept of multitargeted
treatment. All aspects of follow-up are covered, including compliance issues
and expectation management. The role of hair care and cosmetics is also considered,
with identification of potential adverse effects as well as benefits.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Hair aging - Hair care and cosmetics - Hair loss - Scalp biopsy - Trichoscopy
Related subjects » Dermatology - Medicine
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction.- Examining Hair Loss in Men.- Diagnosis and Treatment.- Follow-Up.- Patient Expectation Management.- Hair Care and Cosmetics.- Epilogue: Male Hair in the Bible.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Ralph M. Trüeb is a Professor of Dermatology. He received his MD and Swiss
Board Certification for Dermatology and Venerology as well as for Allergology
and Clinical Immunology from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. In 1994-5
he spent a year at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
with Rick Sontheimer and at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Dallas with
Bruce Beutler (Nobel Prize Laureate for Medicine, 2011) to complete his Fellowship
in Immunodermatology. After 20 years’ tenure at the Department of Dermatology,
University Hospital of Zurich, where he established and was head of the Hair
Consultation Clinic, in 2010 he set up a private Center for Dermatology and
Hair Diseases in Zurich-Wallisellen. He is past President of the European Hair
Research Society (2008-11) and founding President of the Swiss Skin and Hair
Foundation (2011). His clinical research interests focus on hair loss in women,
inflammatory phenomena, hair aging and anti-aging, and patient expectation management.
He is currently the author of 171 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and
author or editor of five textbooks on hair.
Won-Soo Lee is Professor and Chairman of Dermatology at the Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine in Wonju, Korea. He received his medical degree from Yonsei University School of Medicine in Seoul, Korea in 1985 and completed a dermatology residency at Severance Hospital, Yonsei University in 1989. He received his PhD from Yonsei University in 1992. Dr. Lee is Director of the Institute of Hair and Cosmetic Medicine, a research institute he founded to perform clinical and experimental research in association with the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry. His research interests include hair loss, hair photoaging, integral hair lipid, hair cosmetology, and hair neurobiology. He has received 15 national and international awards and honors. He has published more than 180 scientific and medical articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Archives of Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology, and the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. He is Secretary General of the Korean Hair Research Society and Congress President of the 2014 8th World Congress for Hair Research on Jeju Island, Korea. Dr. Lee is a past Secretary General of the Korean Society of Cosmetic Dermatology.