Alopecia Areata - Symptoms, Causes And Regrowth Treatments


hello I'm doctor a cussing and I am a

senior consultant dermatologist at the

Oliva skin hair clinic we are often

approached by our clients to address

problems regarding certain hair loss it

is common to lose around fifty to

hundred strands of hair per day but

excessive hair loss with a specific

pattern can be a sign of an underlying

medical condition the medical term for

hair loss is alopecia and when you

experience patchy hair loss in a

circular pattern the condition is called

alopecia areata it is an autoimmune

disorder and occurs when the body's

immune system starts attacking the

healthy hair follicles however with

proper treatment dermatologists can help

regulate the immune system function

resulting in the regrowth of hair

alopecia areata is one of the most

widespread causes of hair loss affecting

nearly 2 percent of the population at

some stage in their lives about 147

million people across the globe are

affected by alopecia areata and have a

lifetime risk of 2.1 percent

additionally there are several subtypes

of alopecia areata namely alopecia


alopecia universalis diffused alopecia

areata and obviousness there is a chance

you may have alopecia areata if you

experience any of the following you may

witness your hair falling out in clumps

during a shower or on your pillowcase

when you wake up in the morning often it

is noted that hair fall from alopecia

areata occurs and smooth round

coin-sized patches that vary in size

sometimes leading to complete badness if

you notice hair growing from the patches

are narrow at the base in a way that

resembles an exclamation mark sometimes

the very first sign of alopecia areata

can be problems related to finger or toe

nails the most common sign is fitting

where tiny dents form with the nails the

nails also become thin and rough and

have white marks or stripes

alopecia areata is an unpredictable

condition subject to our ideological

response and no specific precautions can

be taken to avoid it there is no cure

for alopecia areata as of now but

developments in dermatology have made

effective treatments available to tackle

this condition

apart from assessing the previously

mentioned science a dermatologist can

perform a hairpin test at the

consultation a complete examination is

done using a telescope and if other

autoimmune diseases are suspected a skin

biopsy and blood tests may be

recommended if you are suffering from

alopecia areata there are effected

treatments and medicines available to

help with hair regrowth the duration of

these treatments depends on the severity

of the condition and can range anywhere

from a few weeks to several months

immunosuppressant corticosteroid

injections are administered in the

regions of hair loss

these suppress the immune responses that

cause damage to the hair follicles often

this is the first treatment approach for

alopecia areata and it starts showing

results as early as the fourth week

extensive alopecia areata is treated

using topical immunotherapy which might

take up to three months or longer to

show results it is a chemical

application that induces dermatitis

which stimulates hair growth topical

applications like minoxidil and antonin

can also be prescribed to be directly

applied on the body patches so rapidly

spreading alopecia areata dermatologists

may prescribe oral corticosteroids for a

limited time to stabilize the condition

the risks and side effects related of

the treatments may involve temporary

depressions called else on the skin due

to the corticosteroid injections which

fade over time

topical immunotherapy may cause mild

redness or a rash that gradually


when oxygen is a popular medicine with

the least known side-effects and is

quite easy to use many treatments can

encourage hair regrowth while afflicted

with alopecia areata but none have been

proven to change the long-term progress

of the disease since this is an erratic

autoimmune condition no particular

treatment works for everyone as it

largely depends on an individual's

immune system response depending on the

case individuals can expect hair

regrowth within the first three sessions

which are performed at three-week

intervals often people rely only on home

remedies or natural methods to combat

hair loss problems these are not

scientifically proven methods for hair

regrowth if you are rapidly losing hair

in ground matches from your scalp or any

body part please consult a professional


alopecia areata is a genetic condition

where a person inherits a specific set

of genes from both their parents

scientists also believe that

environmental factors like stress also

play a role in the onset of alopecia

areata alopecia areata is not permanent

as it does not damage the ability of

hair follicles to grow back hair growth

resumed once the immune function is

restored alopecia areata is an

autoimmune disorder and requires a

holistic treatment solution usually

natural treatments home remedies and I

Redick methods are not as effective as a

proper course of treatment suggested by



alopecia areata is mainly associated

with the scalp pure eyebrows eyelashes

etc patchy hair loss can also occur all

over the body while it is an autoimmune

condition there are still effective

management options available provided

you receive timely treatment book an

appointment at the Oliva skin and hair

clinic by calling us or visiting our



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