When is the Appropriate Time to do Hair Transplantation in Recalcitrant Alopecia Areata, or Never?Damkerng Pathomvanich1*, Chinmanat Tangjaturonrusamee2 and Prapote Asawaworarit1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Damkerng Pathomvanich
Director Fellowship Training Program in Hair Restoration Surgery
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Received date: February 28, 2014; Accepted date: March 17, 2014; Published date: March 28, 2014
Citation: Pathomvanich D, Tangjaturonrusamee C, Asawaworarit P (2014) When is the Appropriate Time to do Hair Transplantation in Recalcitrant Alopecia Areata, or Never? Hair Ther Transplant 4:121. doi: 10.4172/2167-0951.1000121
Copyright: © 2014 Pathomvanich D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Alopecia areata (AA) is a common and distressing condition in populations worldwide. The course of this condition is unpredictable and remains elusive. Patients with AA have a negative appraisal of their self-image, resulting in a demand for any effective treatment options. Hair transplantation might be considered for those patients who have exhausted standard clinical therapies for a period of time. However, the appropriate time to do hair transplantation in recalcitrant alopecia areata is still in question, or may be never.