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Botanical Trial Seeks Participants with Alopecia Areata

10th February 2015

A botanical trial looking at the auto immune response in alopecia areata is currently recruiting additional participants.

Trichologists in Halifax, West Yorkshire and Plymouth, Devon are hoping to find individuals with alopecia areata who have had the condition for over 12 months and not had any spontaneous regrowth during this time. At this time the study is not recruiting those with alopecia totalis or alopecia universalis as the number of variables needs to be as low as possible. It might be possible to include AT and AU at a later date.

The botanical product does not have any known side effects and has been licensed in Germany and distributed in the UK for many years without repercussion. However, people who would be unsuitable for the trial would be those where maintaining a low immune system is required, i.e. transplant recipients and some forms of MS.

To take part in the trial you would be required to meet the trichologist (in either Halifax or Plymouth) 3 times for assessment:  once to take the initial measurements, once at 3 months and finally at 6 months.  To confirm, the manufacturers of the botanical product are providing their product free of charge for this trial.  However, there will be an admin fee of £10 at each assessment, totalling £30.

Participants would be required to fill in a questionnaire prior to being accepted onto the trial.

This preliminary trial will be conducted with the full knowledge and consideration of a Professor of Dermatology and the manufacturers of the product. There are no known drug interactions and the botanical oral treatment is safe to take with any prescribed pharmaceutical drugs or any natural supplements. Diabetics who take insulin should monitor their blood sugars.

For more information and to assess suitability, as some participants may not be suitable due to other health reasons (which may not become apparent until the questionnaire has been filled out) please complete the contact form on Arc Trichology’s website.  Please quote AABOT. You can also phone Adele Coll on 0113 815 0190 but please note her availability is limited. The contact form on the website is the preferred method of contact.

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