BSF - hair loss/alopecia


ASK THE EXPERT - BSF and talkhealth teamed up to offer our community the opportunity to put their hair loss and alopecia questions to our panel of dermatology experts. Dr Adil Sheraz, Dr Kapil Bhargava, Dr Anton Alexandroff, Dr Sharon Wong and Greg Williams joined us to give advice on coping with hair loss, treatments available and tips on self-management. The clinic is now closed but you can view the questions and answers here.

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Medical Experts

  • Dr Anton Alexandroff

    Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer & British...

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  • Dr Kapil Bhargava

    Consultant Dermatologist

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  • Dr Adil Sheraz

    Consultant Dermatologist - MBBS, BMEDSCI(HONS), MRCP (UK), MRCP ...

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  • Greg Williams

    Hair Transplant Surgeon and President of the British Association...

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  • Dr Sharon Wong

    Consultant Dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesperson

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