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Alopecia Areata

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Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition that causes hair loss in patches on the scalp, face, and other areas of the body. It occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles, leading to hair thinning or complete hair loss in the affected areas. The exact cause of alopecia areata is unknown, but genetic and environmental factors are believed to play a role. 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

In alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis, total scalp hair loss is preceded by the appearance of a small number of round hairless patches on the scalp. Some people may experience itching associated with the loss of hair. Total hair loss of the scalp (alopecia totalis) usually takes about 6 months.

At the California Dermatology Institute, we understand the emotional impact of hair loss and offer compassionate care and effective treatment options for individuals with alopecia areata.

The alopecia areata treatment aims to stimulate hair regrowth and suppress the immune response. It may include topical medications, injectable corticosteroids, oral medications, or immunotherapy. Our dermatology providers will assess your condition, consider your medical history, and customize a treatment plan to address your specific needs and goals.

In addition to alopecia areata treatment, we provide education and support to help individuals cope with the emotional challenges associated with hair loss. We understand that each person’s experience with alopecia areata is unique, and our alopecia areata doctors are committed to providing personalized care and ongoing support throughout your journey.

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