Triamcinolone Acetonide Mesotherapy in the Treatment of Recalcitrant Patches of Alopecia Areata - A Pilot Study

    BS Chandrashekar
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    TLDR Triamcinolone acetonide mesotherapy may be effective for treating patchy hair loss in alopecia areata.
    In 2015, a pilot study was conducted on 15 patients with alopecia areata, a disease causing patchy hair loss. These patients had previously tried various treatments with no success. They underwent five sessions of treatment with triamcinolone acetonide, delivered to the scalp by microneedling, every 3 weeks. After 3 sessions, 8 out of 15 patients showed significant improvement, with the appearance of new hair and gradual conversion to normal hair. After 6 sessions, this number increased to 12. The study concluded that this treatment method can be effective for patients with alopecia areata.
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