Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune condition that causes round patches of hair loss. Although the condition is not contagious, it can be triggered by various factors including stress and viral infections.
The hair loss caused by alopecia areata can affect the scalp, beard, and body. While some patients may experience hair loss in a single area, others may experience multiple patches, and even complete baldness. In severe cases, the condition can even lead to hair loss in the eyebrows, eyelashes, and body hair. Interestingly, white hairs are often more resistant to falling out. For some patients, sudden onset of hair loss may occur, especially after a stressful event, which can be alarming. Some may even notice an abrupt graying of their hair.

The repetitious nature of alopecia areata is distressing for many affected individuals. Fortunately, spontaneous recovery may occur in some cases. At our clinic, we use steroid injections to stimulate hair regrowth, often combined with minoxidil spray for better results. Additionally, PRP (platelet rich plasma) sessions have shown to be highly effective treatments. For severe cases, oral treatments that modulate immunity and new biologics may be recommended. Contact us today to learn more about alopecia areata treatment options.

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