alopecia areata

JAK inhibitors in Trichology

‘Janus kinase’ (JAK) inhibitors are a group of pharmaceutical drug – principally Ruxolitinib/Tofacitinib (1) – which clinical trials have shown to be ‘promising’ in the medical treatment of autoimmune (scalp) hair loss, androgenic alopecia and other dermatological conditions (2).

The Principles of Follicle Hair Growth

Hair is considered a NON-essential skin appendage in nutrient-metabolic-hormonal terms, and is frequently the FIRST tissue to have support for growth withdrawn when body balance is disturbed.  Shedding/thinning of your scalp hair density is often an initial primary symptom* of internal disturbance, deficiency or emerging…

The Erosion of clinical Trichology – my distress

I may be traditional in my views on ethical behaviour but to me the ‘raison d’etre’ of a qualified Trichologist is: Investigation (of the patient’s presenting problem) Explanation (as to the type of hair or scalp problem the patient exhibits and contributing causes through evidential…

“Hello … are you a real Trichologist..?”

“Hello … are you a real Trichologist..?”  was initially the odd opening question I received from a young married Mother recently. After assuring her I believed I was, she proceeded to tell me how she’d seen two other individuals calling themselves ‘Trichologists’ – but who…