Case Studies case 3
CASE 3 – RB
Ryan: What a super child, he went through a fifteen month period with various treatments including ‘minoxidil’ and the ‘combo’ special offer. Only his patches were increasing in number and size.
Ryan’s mum sought the help of a prominent London Consultant. Ryan was treated for 15 months with Minoxidil and steroids up until Feb 01.
The consultant’s prognosis was poor, I quote: The ophiasis pattern of alopecia areata, the nail involvement,the onset in childhood and the family history of insulin-dependant diabetes are all poor prognostic factors.
September 2001 showing hair regrowth
Feb 2000: Sought an alternative and wanted to try Calosol, I assured Ryan’s Mum that in my opinion the prognosis was good; the initial regrowth response could be any time between 3-8 weeks.The target was a 100% scalp regrowth by Christmas. Applying Calosol twice, would result to the start of a new hair cycle. The thin newly synthesised hairshaft that merges at the scalp surface may include vellus hairs which eventually grow into terminal-type pigmented hair shaft. Within three weeks Ryan’s mum noticed the new growth of vellus hair (non-pigmented).
Ryan has regrown all his hair. At the start he did loose some hair due to the discontinuation of minoxidil and steroids but NORMAL hair regrowth followed soon after.