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Bruin Pollard, Speaker at Dermatology Conferences
Washington University School of Medicine, United States
Title : Scalp rolling for alopecia areata: A case series


Alopecia areata (AA) is a multifactorial autoimmune hair loss disorder with few treatments. We report five cases of AA refractory to conventional therapy who exhibited remarkable hair regrowth after adding scalp rolling as an adjuvant to topical clobetasol and minoxidil. These patients, two males and three female aged 7–36 years, achieved upwards of 95% hair regrowth over 13–17 months of follow-up. No side effects were reported. These findings support scalp rolling as a safe, accessible, and effective adjuvant treatment option for cases of refractory AA.


Bruin Pollard is a fourth-year medical student at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. He received his BA in physics from the University of California in Berkeley, CA. He is interested in the field of dermatology and aspires to solve its most challenging practical problems through clinical research. His research focus includes chronic inflammatory disorders as well as representation of skin of color in medical education materials. He has published four peer-reviewed journal articles to date.