Alopecia is an autoimmune condition that occurs when your body attacks hair follicles and causes them to stop producing hair, leading to hair loss.
Types of Alopecia
Several types of alopecia exist, including:
- Alopecia Areata – This type of alopecia is seen when you have one or more coin-sized patch of hair loss on your skin or body.
- Alopecia Totalis – Hair loss across your entire scalp.
- Alopecia Universalis – No hair on any part of the face including the eyebrows and eyelashes. The hair loss many even extend to the chest, back, and pubic hair.
- Diffuse Alopecia Areata – Sudden and unexpected thinning of the hair throughout the scalp.
- Ophiasis Alopecia – Hair loss that follows a band along the sides and lower back of the scalp.
Treatments for Alopecia
Alopecia doesn’t have a cure, but there are treatments available that you can try which might be able to slow down the hair loss, or help the hair grow back.
Natural treatments are often used like rubbing certain essential oils on the scalp, or taking certain herbal supplements.
Topical medications like corticosteroid formulas can also stimulate hair growth.
Steroid injections are a common treatment for patchy bald spots.
You may also find oral medications like cortisone tablets, and oral immunosuppressants helpful.
Which Treatment Is Best for You?
Not all medications are approved by the FDA. We recommend that that you speak with a professional before starting any treatment. Dr. Stong of Kalos Hair Transplant in Atlanta is here to help those that are struggling with hair loss. To find out why you’re losing your hair, and what the best treatment is for you, give us a call today to schedule a consultation.
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Atlanta, GA 30342