Medical Service Name – Alopecia
Alopecia is a disease in which the person starts to lose hair in small patches. It results from an autoimmune disorder where the loss could be gradually or all of a sudden. The patches are usually quarter size. In most cases, the loss is only a few patches, but it could be serious in some patients. This condition is also called Alopecia areata. In most cases, the hair regrows on its own, but, in some cases, it requires treatment.
However, to prevent permanent loss of hair, patients need to consult with experts immediately.
The biological reason behind Alopecia is the body’s autoimmune system. White blood cells (WBCs), in this case, start to attack cells present in the hair follicles. As a result, the cells begin to wither, and slowly the growth stops.
Possible causes of Alopecia:
Types of Alopecia
A lot of things might raise your chances of losing your hair, including:
Sign & Symptoms
By studying symptoms, doctors can typically identify alopecia areata quite easily. They may examine hairs from afflicted regions under a microscope to determine the extent of hair loss.
Because the signs of alopecia areata are so unique, a diagnosis is typically rapid and straightforward.
Doctors use different methods to assess the condition and accordingly advise the treatment. These are the ways of assessing Alopecia at 7DMC:
Treatment Options at 7DMC
Skin experts at 7DMC Aesthetics & Dermatology clinic use invasive and non-invasive methods to treat Alopecia. Our doctors can help in fastening the hair growth process. Some of the standard treatment methods include:
Our experienced dermatologists often suggest lifestyle changes that help improve the autoimmune system, along with medication and treatment procedures. Remedies like covering the scalp with scarves, wigs, hats, the application of sunscreen on the skin, etc., are also recommended.
The majority of alopecia occurrences are inherited and age-related, with males being more afflicted than women. Certain genetic and lifestyle factors, however, might raise your chance of alopecia.
When you have alopecia areata, immune cells surround and attack your hair follicles. The attached hair falls out as a result of this attack on a hair follicle. The more hair follicles your immune system destroys, the more hair loss you will experience.
Fortunately, minor occurrences of alopecia areata usually improve without therapy within a few months to a year. Patchy baldness can appear and disappear over the course of months or years in some people. The size of the bald patch or patches and how long they remain vary significantly.