Alopecia Areata [AA] or “spot baldness” is an autoimmune disease of the scalp and other hairy areas of skin. In this disease body’s own cells destroy healthy tissue like hair follicle and cause temporary hair loss. AA presents as small bald patches with normal underlying skin. This condition is usually associated with other autoimmune disorders like Diabetes , thyroid disorder etc. This condition can cause single or multiple bald patches on any hairy area of skin specially on the scalp. Alopecia areata is reversible condition and can be managed easily with topical and oral medicines.
Hair loss, also known as alopecia, affects millions of men and women every year. Most people naturally shed about 50 to 100 hairs a day, but sometimes men and women can shed much more, leading to thinning hair, hair loss and over time, baldness. The causes of hair loss can be a result of hormones, underlying medical conditions, medications, or purely genetics and can run in families. Understanding the reason for each person’s hair loss is the key to re-growing hair. Our healthcare providers will put together a personalized treatment plan for each individual patient, based on their underlying causes of hair loss. This can include topical treatments (which can be rubber into the scalp to help stimulate hair growth), oral medications, injections and more.