The Infatuation With Biotin Supplementation: Is There Truth Behind Its Rising Popularity? A Comparative Analysis of Clinical Efficacy versus Social Popularity

May 2017 | Volume 16 | Issue 5 | Original Article | 496 | Copyright © May 2017

Teo Soleymani MD, Kristen Lo Sicco MD, and Jerry Shapiro MD FAAD FRCPC

aThe Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

there may be benefit to biotin supplementation in the treatment of medication-induced and genetic forms of alopecia, to date, there is not enough evidence to support its use for the most common forms of hair loss.


No financial support nor conflicts of interest to report.


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Jerry Shapiro MD FAAD FRCPC