Alopecia Areata is a disease that damages hair follicles causing hair to fall out in small round patches about the size of a quarter. Alopecia means loss of hair from the head and because of the round patches, it is generally referred to as pattern baldness. International Hair Restoration Systems in Jacksonville, Florida helps people who are dealing with Alopecia Areata, as well as other types of hair loss.
What causes Alopecia Areata?
Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks itself, specifically in this case the hair follicles. With Alopecia Areata, the immune system’s attacks of the hair follicles can cause permanent as well as temporary hair loss. There are other types of Alopecia, including Alopecia Universalis and Alopecia Totalis which cause total hair loss of the scalp as well as the entire body. There is also a type of Alopecia called Scarring Alopecia.
Is there a cure for Alopecia?
No, there is no cure for Alopecia. However, there are a number of options available to men and women suffering from alopecia including non-surgical hair replacement systems as well as 100% natural looking human hair wigs and other hair loss solutions designed for specific types and degrees of hair loss and thinning hair.
What type of treatments are available for Alopecia?
There is no one single treatment method. The sooner Alopecia is diagnosed, the more options may be available. The longer it takes to diagnose may result in a larger area of hair loss, and the less likely the hair will regrow. Some treatment options may include steroid injections, and specialized shampoos, while many women prefer high quality custom wigs, with many men opting for the latest in non-surgical hair replacement systems.
If you are wondering if your hair loss condition is Alopecia. Call International Hair Restoration Systems at (904) 425-5097 to schedule a free confidential hair loss evaluation.