Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder that causes your hair to come out, often in clumps the size and shape of a quarter. The amount of hair loss is different in everyone. Some people lose it only in a few spots. Others lose a lot. Sometimes, hair grows back but falls out again later. In others, hair grows back for good. There are different types of this condition. Alopecia areata is most common in its main form, but there are other, more rare types:
Alopecia areata totalis means you’ve lost all the hair on your head.
Alopecia areata universalis is the loss of hair over your entire body.
Diffuse alopecia areata is a sudden thinning of your hair rather than lost patches.
Ophiasis alopecia areata causes hair loss in a band shape around the sides and back of your head.
At Dermamagentica Clinics, we are proud to use the latest hair transplant technique also known as FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction proven to provide the most natural results. Our highly trained and skilled technicians are able to extract healthy grafts from the donor area without causing any scarring or depleting the donor area drastically making you look your best self. We have developed the FUE technique that not only ensures a clean extraction process, but also facilitates a full and thick density of hair at the recipient area. While making the hairline, we keep your individual needs in mind along with keeping the possibilities of using the extracted hair in the most judicious manner. The extraction and plantation process can differ from person to person, depending on the number of grafts that are planned. The whole process has been streamlined over the years to make the procedure virtually painless while keeping the patient in the most comfortable state at all times. At each step, you are able to experience the state-of-the-art facilities and the luxury that we embody at Derma Magnetica Clinic. Through the process, we make sure we answer all your doubts and questions at every step of the way, keeping your comfort and satisfaction above all.
If you are older than 10 years of age and have a few patches of alopecia areata, your dermatologist may recommend one or more of the following treatments:
Injections of corticosteroids:
To help your hair regrow, your dermatologist will inject this medication into the bald areas. These injections are usually given every 4 to 8 weeks as needed, so you will need to return to your dermatologist’s office for treatment. This is considered the most effective treatment for people who have a few patches of hair loss. In one study of 127 patients with patchy hair loss, more than 80% who were treated with these injections had at least half of their hair regrow within 12 weeks.
Also known by the brand name Rogaine®, minoxidil can help you keep the hair growth stimulated by another treatment. You will need to apply it 2 to 3 times a day. It’s helpful for the scalp, beard area, and eyebrows.
Corticosteroids you apply:
You apply this medication to the bald spots once or twice a day as instructed by your dermatologist. This medication tends to be less effective in adults than in children for hair regrowth.
A hair patch is an artificial hair restoration treatment in which artificial hair is placed with glue on the bald area. It is particularly useful for men and women who have bald patches and are unwilling to undergo a surgical procedure. The hair patch has the same texture and color as your natural hair and can blend well with your hair.
This treatment is the most effective for people who experience Hair Loss in Patches since complete patches can be replaced by filling the bald spots most naturally. The hair patches now available use cosmetic glue that does not require you to take them off while swimming or bathing. The glue used is non-allergic and does not cause any irritation or allergy to the scalp.
As opposed to a hair transplant treatment that takes about 6 to 12 months to show its effect, using hair patches gives instant results. Further, hair patches do not have any side effects that other medical or surgical treatments might have and can be used by men and women of all ages and hair types.