ALOPECIA AREATA


ALOPECIA AREATA

Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune skin disease, causing hair loss on the scalp, face and sometimes on other areas of the body.

People of all ages, both sexes and all ethnic groups can develop alopecia areata. It often first appears during childhood and can be different for everyone who has it.


Topic 1: What Causes Alopecia Areata?

There are lots of factors that contribute to developing this complex condition. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease, which means your immune system mistakes the normal cells in your body as foreign invaders and attacks these cells.

Scientists aren’t exactly sure what “triggers” the immune system to attack healthy hair follicles when people have alopecia areata, or even if these triggers first happen inside the body (from a virus or bacteria), outside the body (from something in your surroundings) or if it’s a combination of both.

 

Topic 2: Advantages of Alopecia Areata treatment:

  • the hair will start to re-grow when the body gets the right signals
  • For some people, the disease never returns
  • Gain your confidence and get your hair back

 

Topic 3: Treatments Available

  • Injectable medication
  • Medicinal creams
  • Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
  • Hair regrowth spray

 

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‘Alopecia’ is just a general term for hair loss – from mild and temporary shedding to profuse and permanent loss. It’s the preceding word that explains the type of hair loss – in this case ‘areata’, which means ‘in areas’.

Alopecia areata causes specific areas of baldness that appear randomly throughout your scalp. This hair loss can be temporary, semi-permanent (recurring) or permanent and can also affect facial (beard) hair in men, and eyebrows, eyelashes and body hair in both sexes. It very rarely leads to a universal loss of hair, or ‘alopecia universalis’.

 

How common is Alopecia Areata?

Alopecia areata affects approximately 4% of the population (90,000 in the UK alone), and around 98% of those diagnosed recover. Alopecia areata can affect all ethnic groups and ages, but is most likely to occur between the ages of 20 and 50.

It also occurs equally in both men and women.

 

What does Alopecia Areata look like?

The main diagnostic feature of alopecia areata is the presence of bald patches surrounded by little ‘exclamation mark hairs’.

They are thicker at the top and taper to a thinner end, with the root a blob at the bottom.The number of exclamation mark hairs you have can indicate how active the alopecia areata is. In general, the more there are, the more rapid its progress. However, sometimes there are no visible exclamation mark hairs at all. In these cases, alopecia areata may be diffuse (spread over a large area), but this is rare.

In alopecia there is also inflammation present at the lower end of the hair follicle, but you can’t see it. Rarely, small patches of alopecia areata can grow, overlap and progress to total baldness, or alopecia totatlis.

 

Causes of Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is widely accepted to be an autoimmune disorder, where your body sees certain hair cells as foreign enemies and attacks them. What triggers this response isn’t entirely understood, but 90% of cases are associated with stress, shock, bereavement or an accident and/or illness.

There is also often a genetic predisposition and there are in fact several reported cases of alopecia areata’s occurrence in twins.  Alopecia areata is also more common in those that suffer from hayfever, eczema, Addison’s disease, pernicious anaemia, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, lichen planus, diabetes mellitus, vitiligo, lupus and thyroid disease.

 

Treatment

In many cases, alopecia areata spontaneously resolves itself within a year, but there are also treatments available to help bring about remission.

 

Corticosteroid Injections

Corticosteroid injections are thought to be the most effective of treatments for alopecia areata, especially when used on small patches. They are given every few weeks, and can be used to treat bald areas on your scalp, eyebrows and body

 

How does it work?

They suppress your body’s immune system, so that it no longer attacks your hair follicles.

Side Effects

Pain at the injection site and thinning of the skin.

 

Topical Corticosteroids

The benefits of topical corticosteroids are debatable. They’re applied daily to affected scalp areas, but cannot be used on your face or body. Possible topical creams and gels include: betamethasone, hydrocortisone and mometasone.

 

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HAIR LOSS

Hair loss can be the result of heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions or medications. Hair loss, but it’s more common in men.
Baldness is to do with excess hair loss that cause by the scalp. Hereditary hair loss is common cause for early baldness. There are many hair treatments available to prevent further hair loss.

Before starting any hair loss treatment or hair transplant, consult with our hair expert in Glojas about the cause of your hair loss and treatment options.

Male & Female Hair Loss Type
Hair Loss alopecia areata.
Traction alopecia

How Does Hair Loss Starts
Many type of hair loss type and depending on what’s causing it. It can come on suddenly, gradually or affect just your scalp or your whole body. Some types of hair loss are temporary and others can be permanent.

Hair Loss Signs

For Male & Female the hair commonly gradually thinning will start from top of head, as they age. For men, hair often begins to recede from the forehead that resembles the design of a M shape. As for woman their hair loss issues starts from tinning of the parting of their hair.
Some people have issues like circular, patchy and smooth, coin-sized bald spots, which the hair loss usually affects the scalp, beards or eyebrows. Some people also experience the skin becomes itchy or painful before the hair falls out.

Sudden hair loss can happen to people who’s physically or emotional shock . Handfuls of hair may come out when combing or washing their hair. This type of hair loss usually causes overall hair thinning.

Some conditions and medical treatments, such as chemotherapy for cancer treatments, can result in the hair loss all over your body and the hair usually grows back but in some cases the hair grows but so much more lesser then before after the chemo treatment.

Sign of ringworm will cause Patches of scaling that spread over the scalp that causes hair loss and they may experience broken hair, redness and swelling.



Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is described as completely bald spots of the scalp. Hair round the bald areas are of small diameter near the root and of bigger at the edge of the shaft.

Hair loss tends to be rapid in alopecia areata. In some cases, hair loss appears progressively at irregular intervals. Alopecia areata can affect both males and females, and even children. There’s a 1% possibility for someone to be affected by Alopecia Areata. Approximately 25% of alopecia areata cases are due to heredity.

Almost 20% of alopecia areata cases reappear or even end up with permanent alopecia.

Factors of great importance for the beginning and progress of alopecia areata can be of the following kind:

  1. Genetic
  2. Psychological
  3. Immunological

In some cases, no treatment is needed for alopecia areata and hair grows back quite soon (although white in some rare cases).

Treatment of alopecia areata can be topical or systematic. Alopecia Areata is usually dermatologically treated. The effectiveness of each therapy depends on the pattern, extent and periodicity of the phenomenon.
Hair transplantation could be implemented in specific cases


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