There are now a variety of effective Alopecia Areata hair loss solutions for men, women and children to combat the appearance of alopecia areata hair loss. The condition known as Alopecia Areata causes you to lose your hair, either in patches or all together. In most cases, this Alopecia Areata (sometimes called spot hair loss) can cause hair loss on the scalp for both men and women, and can affect the beard area in men. Alopecia Areata all starts with your own immune system, which attacks hair follicles where hair grows. Due to the high value of appearance in society, it’s no surprise this disease takes its toll on a psychological level.
The pattern of hair loss could come in bald patches, stubby patches, or could come of completely over the entire body. After this point, the hair growth is usually sporadic and will show in different places. The normal wait period for hair regrowth is usually a few months, but in some cases is much longer. Hair styling with bald patches can be very frustrating, and even if fixes are made, wind or a draft from a ceiling fan can mess it all up. Wigs are realistic looking but a very expensive alternative.
Hair Regrowth or No Hair Regrowth
Statistically, about 10 percent of patients that have this autoimmune disease do not regrow hair. The following are factors that increase this risk:
- Family history of Alopecia Areata
- Being affected before puberty or for a period longer than a year as a youth
- Having problems with another autoimmune disease
- Having lots of allergies
- Severe hair loss during the first encounter
- Unusually shaped, discolored or thick nails
Coping with Questions about Alopecia Areata
Many situations will arise and you should be sure to act appropriately. For example, if someone at work asks, try to answer respectfully. This question may only come from a concern with your health and an attitude of caring.
If you are ever asked by children, you should note that is comes from curiosity, not to pick on you. A funny answer like how you didn’t eat your vegetables when you were growing up or even a straight up answer that lets them know it is a rare skin condition that you cannot pass on to them.
Just remember, Alopecia Areata or any other form of Alopecia does not stop you from living a healthy, happy, and productive life. Sure, some planning might help to avoid embarrassment but when it comes down to it, the bottom line is that Alopecia, regardless of how it manifests itself, should not be important enough to impact personal or social relationships in your life.
Alopecia Areata Hair Loss Solutions
If you are experiencing any form of Alopecia, we have many hair replacement options for men and beautiful hair replacement solutions for women that can help. We invite you to contact us today at either Dermatex in San Diego or Dermatex Orange County and schedule a free hair loss evaluation and consultation.