In very simple words or layman’s language – ‘It is the occurrence of hair loss in small patchy areas.’
There are discrete patches from which hair starts shedding in this condition. It is thought to be an autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune is a condition in which the body works contrarily to what it is supposed to work.
Most of the time it is better to understand how the alopecia areata works or what is the mechanism behind it. In Alopecia Areata, the body starts to think that the hair follicles are not a part of the scalp resulting in the shedding of this hair. It starts to ensure that the concerned hair follicles are drawn out from the scalp resulting in patchiness in various areas.
For most of the alopecia areata patients, hair therapies do wonders. But for one to two percent of patients, alopecia areata is so extreme that it is not treatable. In this condition, Alopecia Areata turns into Alopecia Totalis which means hair loss from the complete scalp. In a worse situation, this turns into Alopecia Universalis; which means that the hair does not only disappear from the scalp but also from eyebrow, moustache, and beard. Perceived to be usually chronic and difficult to treat, 99% of patients of these alopecia patches are limited and they respond well to the treatment.
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Alopecia Areata can be controlled when the patches are small. At HairMD, we have treatment modalities to treat alopecia 9areata with the help of our own invented & indigenous methods. The treatment is based on individual cases completely. If we don’t deem steroids to be fit in some patients, then we can use intralesional steroids in such cases.
HairMD has treated a lot of patients for Alopecia Areata on a regular basis and proudly we have been successful in most cases. So, do not panic if you develop this condition as it is easily treatable in the nascent stage. Ensure to get checked when you start to show symptoms of hair loss so that you do not have to suffer later. It is better to be safe than sorry.
Dr Dhananjay Chavan is Renowned & Experimental Dermatologist who has been practising since 1987 & has very rich clinical experience of treating the patients with hair & skin problems. He completed his Post graduation in Dermatology from B.J. Medical College & Sassoon Gen Hospital. In his career, Dr Dhananjay Chavan has seen more than 115892+ patients of dermatology conditions. He is always fascinated by beautiful faces & always relates beauty to confidence. He currently has OPDs in Karad, Pune Camp, Pimple Saudagar, Khardi, Prabhat Road Area. You can meet him and consult you any hair problem.
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