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    How can alopecia be treated?

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    Prof Rodney Sinclair

    Dermatologist (Skin Specialist)

    Professor Sinclair is a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Melbourne and Director of Sinclair Dermatology. He is past-president of the Australasian Society for … View Profile

    While once thought untreatable, there are a number of medications that can regrow hair.  The response rate depends on the cause of the hair loss.  As there are many different causes of alopecia, it is important to ask your GP for a referral to a dermatologists for an accurate diagnosis and so that you receive the correct treatment.

    Rod Sinclair
    Professor of Dermatology
    Epworth Hospitlal

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