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Alopecia Areata

ALOPECIA AREATA

If you suffer from hair loss, just give us a call to learn about your treatment options. Certain types of hair loss are easily treatable.

The below patient had multiple injections, each one month apart, in the bald area. He regained all the lost hair after treatment.

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It is not uncommon to have a single patch of hair loss. The complete patch of hair loss can keep growing in size. With injections once a month we are able to gradually stimulate hair growth.

One month after a single session of injection.

Hair growth after second injection, one month apart.

After a few months of treatment full hair growth is expected.

What is Alopecia Areata?

It simply means areas of hair loss. It is a common autoimmune disorder presenting with unpredictable single or multiple patches of hair loss usually affecting the scalp, beard or eyelashes.

How common is it?

7% of the world's population is affected by alopecia areata.  Most cases occur before the age of 30.

What is the cause?

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease. It occurs when white blood cells attack hair follicle cells resulting in a slow down of hair production. It seems that genetics are involved. Stress is also believed to be one of the major causes of this autoimmune disorder.

How does it start?

It can begin as coin-sized patches of hair fall. It is usually found by the patient while washing their scalp. Rarely, mild itching or burning sensations prior to hair loss may occur.

What is the treatment?

The good news is that this is easily treatable. The treatment takes a few minutes with extremely high success rate. Just call us for an appointment for evaluation and treatment of your hair loss.

Is it a curable disease?

No, but it can be controlled and go in remission. Occasionally you see recurrent attacks. See how initially a patch of hair loss responded to the treatment but a few months later another new patch of hair loss appeared.

New patch of hair loss at the hairline

Full hair growth one month after one injection

A few months later the same patient showed a patch of hair loss at hair line on the temple. It was treated with only a single injection which helped to regrow hair. Since facial hair grow faster, most of the time it responds to one session of injection.

Six months later the patient showed the third episode of hair loss on scalp.

If you find a patch of hair loss or you are suffering from generalized hair thinning or hair loss, give us a call to make an appointment for evaluation and treatment. This is considered a medical issue and we are contracted with all PPO insurances and Medicare. Click here to Ask question 

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