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What is Alopecia Areata?
Alopecia means hair loss, and there are several types. Alopecia areata is one of the most common hair loss disorders characterized by loss of hair in round patches, usually on the scalp. Often alopecia resolves on its own, but it can sometimes be permanent. There are three distinct forms of alopecia areata. The type depends on how much hair is lost:
- Alopecia areata is the most common type. Patients with alopecia areata have one or multiple round, well-defined patches of hair loss.
- Alopecia totalis is the loss of all hair on the scalp.
- Alopecia universalis is the loss of all hair on the scalp and body.
If you believe you have alopecia areata and are interested in learning more about treatment, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with with one of our expert dermatology providers at your earliest convenience.
What Causes Alopecia Areata?
Alopecia is an autoimmune condition, meaning it is caused by the immune system attacking healthy parts of the body. Patients with alopecia experience their immune system attacking their healthy hair follicles, causing hair loss in small or large patches.
What Alopecia Treatments are Available at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology?
- Oral and topical prescription medications
- Steroid injections
Am I a Good Candidate for Alopecia Areata Treatments?
If you are developing patches of hair loss, small or large, alopecia areata treatments at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology may be right for you. We encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our expert dermatology providers to discuss your unique concerns.
The expert medical professionals at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology are proud to offer comprehensive, personalized treatments for a variety of medical, surgical, and aesthetic dermatologic concerns. Please contact us to schedule your appointment today at 480-998-1400. We look forward to demonstrating our commitment to your care.