Alopecia Areata is a rare autoimmune condition that results in hair loss. Those who suffer from the condition lose their crowning glory in patches, which if left untreated, can lead to Alopecia Totalis or Universalis. We take a look at a few more details regarding the condition below.
Who is Most Commonly Affected by it?
The condition will often strike before a person reaches their twenties. However, in rarer cases, it can begin later on in adulthood too. Women and men can both be equally affected.
Will the Hair Grow Back on its Own?
There is a chance that a person may ‘outgrow’ the condition, yes. In these instances, hair regrowth will occur naturally on its own, usually within the space of a year once the person has been diagnosed. However, permanent hair loss is also a possibility and is most common in those who were diagnosed with the condition from an early age and who have other family members who also suffer from the condition.
What Are the Treatment Options?
While Alopecia Areata cannot be cured – it can most definitely be treated. Available treatment options include corticosteroids, Minoxidil, ointments like Anthralin, as well as contact immunotherapy. Laser therapy, surgical hair replacement therapy, PRP and even mesotherapy are also options to consider.
The specialists at Hair Clinic International will assess your condition in a free consultation and will help you to successfully restore your luscious locks. Contact us today to make a booking!