Time to complete:
1.5 hours
Date of publication:
June 2021

This is a recording of a live webinar that took place on 30 June 2021. This recording will be available to view until 30 December 2021.

Hair loss is a common presenting problem in primary care. Establishing the cause and treatment of hair loss can sometimes be challenging and it can have a significant impact on patients’ quality of life and psychological well-being.

A consultation for hair loss can take a considerable amount of time as there are several types of alopecia, which can be classified by underlying pathological mechanisms and the possibility of regrowth. Identifying the mechanism can guide possible therapeutic options. 

Topics covered:

  1. How to take a focused history consisting of the nature of the hair loss, the patient’s medical history including medications and/or supplements, hair styling practices, and family history.
  2. Hair cycle 
  3. Examination of the scalp and performing a hair pull test
  4. Scarring v non scarring hair loss
  5. When to treat and when to refer 

This webinar will conclude with the presentation 'Who is suitable for hair transplant surgery' from Dr Greg Williams, Farjo Hair Institute.

Topics covered:

  1. Who is suitable for hair transplant surgery
  2. Who is not suitable for hair transplant surgery
  3. When should a patient be referred for hair transplant surgery
  4. What are the two techniques of harvesting donor hair for hair transplant surgery
  5. What are the basic methods of transplanting hair
  6. What can be achieved with hair transplant surgery

Webinar Chair: 

Dr Zirva Khan - RCGP Midland Faculty College Tutor


Webinar Speakers

Dr Sonakshi Khorana, MBCHB MRCGP PG Dip Clinical Dermatology

Dr Greg Williams, FRCS (Plast), Hair Transplant Surgeon, Farjo Hair Institute 



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