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What is Alopecia?

Alopecia means hair loss. The exceedingly common medical condition called Alopecia Areata, where the immune system incorrectly attacks hair follicles, is when the hair falls out in round patches. There are many types of alopecia, each with a different cause. Alopecia may be localized to the front and top of the head as in common male pattern baldness. The hair can fall out on the scalp and elsewhere on the body.

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How do I treat Alopecia?

Medications are accessible that encourage regrowth of hair. These medications, such as minoxidil and finasteride, are not appropriate for everyone with hair loss. Hair growth medications work to varying degrees in different people, and only trigger complete regrowth in a minority of individuals. They work best for people who have smaller amounts of hair loss. Hair loss returns if you stop taking the medication.

Corticosteroids are an additional type of medication that may be used for some types of hair loss. Mild cases of alopecia areata are frequently treated with corticosteroids injected into the affected area.

In all forms of alopecia areata, the hair follicles remain active and are ready to resume normal hair creation whenever they receive the applicable signal. In all cases, hair regrowth may occur even without treatment and years after initial identification. Some people with hair loss have slightly low iron or zinc levels and may benefit from iron and zinc supplements.

We treat Alopecia Areata, hormonal hair thinning and scarring Alopecia with pills, topicals and lasers. Making your consultation and treatment management plan with Kovak Cosmetic Center specialists is vital to the success of alleviated symptoms.

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