Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss) 

What is Alopecia Areata?

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune skin disease that results in the loss of hair on the scalp and sometimes the body. The autoimmune process is characterized by the body’s own immune system attacking hair follicles. The three types of alopecia areata are:

  • Alopecia areata – skin loses hair in round sections of varying size
  • Alopecia areata totalis – complete loss of hair on the scalp alone
  • Alopecia areata universalis – loss of hair everywhere on the body

Who gets it?

It is estimated that about 6.5 million people are affected by one of the three varieties of alopecia areata. Alopecia areata affects children more than adults; however, the disease can affect people of all ages and races.


What are my treatment options?

Although in most patients alopecia areata will eventually grow back on its own if given enough time, the use of intralesional steroid Kenalog can help facilitate the hair growth.


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