Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata Cause Symptom & Treatments. Alopecia hair loss is autoimmune disease, causing hair loss it complete baldness Nu Hair of TX. This information is not a substitute for the medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of a health care provider and or examination and assessment of a patient’s specific and unique circumstances.

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Alopecia Areata Hair Loss

Alopecia Areata disease

What is alopecia areata?

This disease is a progressive autoimmune skin disease. The National Alopecia Areata Foundation reports that men, women, and even children may experience this autoimmune condition. It affects more than 7 million Americans and approximately 2.1 percent of the world population. People of all ages and ethnic backgrounds are affected by this baldness.

Alopecia Areata symptoms

The most common symptoms are the appearance of 1 or many round-to-oval patches. Commonly it begins as isolated patchy hair loss, usually in one or more coin-sized patches. But Alopecia Areata condition never recurs.

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Types of alopecia areata 

  • Alopecia areata: It is the most common form, with coin-sized bald patches on the scalp or other areas of the body
  • Alopecia Totalis: Extensive and total hair loss of the scalp
  • Alopecia Universalis: Alopecia Universalis is a universal loss of all body hair, including eyelashes, eyebrows, and pubic hair.

What causes alopecia areata?

  • Today scientists still don’t know the exact cause or reasons why Alopecia Areata occurs. 
  • It most often occurs in people who have a family history of other autoimmune conditions, such as type 1 diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Alopecia areata and thyroid disease are frequently associated.
  • Researchers suspect that specific unknown genes may contribute to the development of this condition.

Alopecia Areata Treatments

Treatment of Alopecia Areata

There’s no cure for hair loss or this disease. Medical treatments for alopecia areata include: 

  • Oral and injectable medications
  • Corticosteroids injections to the scalp stimulate hair growth
  • Topical ointments containing steroids
  • Hair growth medications like Minoxidil 
  • Medical wigs & hairpieces

For instance, treatment may involve oral and multiple injectable anti-inflammatory drugs like steroid hormone or Cortisone. Hence, the doctor injects the steroid directly into the bald spots or may use corticosteroids topically on the scalp, preferred for children. It takes about four weeks for new hair growth to become visible. Side effects of injections may be mild swelling, pigment change, or small indentations in the skin that go away. 

Living with Alopecia

Coping with hair loss

Protect yourself and use sunscreens for all exposed areas. Use sunglasses to protect the eyes from the excessive sun and dust if hair loss is evident on the eyebrows or eyelashes. Cosmetic alternatives, such as hair replacements, hairpieces, or wigs, can help cover and protect the scalp from the sun. Living with hair loss can be challenging. Talk with others who are dealing with hair loss. Remember that you are not alone.

Nu Hair of Texas offers the MEP-90 laser treatments. Studies done with the MEp90 and approved by the FDA have been proven in clinical studies to promote measurable new hair growth for Androgenetic Alopecia. It may help in your case, especially if your hair starts growing out again. The laser treatment helps healthy hair growth.

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