I see you mention Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) being a solution for patients with Alopecia Areata, but doesn’t the trauma from the head tattooing spur an autoimmune reaction? I have a diffuse pattern and would love to make a contrast between black hair and white skin. I have AA on my face (barbae) that resolves itself, […]
If you are not happy with the results below please do another search
339 search results for: alopecia areata
Alopecia areata is not always curable. It can come and go with treatment, stopping while being treated and then returning as you seem to disclose. This is not atypical for this disease, and it is something that you may have to learn to live with. The beard area can be treated very nicely with scalp micropigmentation.
I have been transplanted twice. Both times, this bald spot, which was transplanted, didn’t seem to take the grafts and grow out like the rest of the hair. You most likely have Alopecia Areata. This condition will cause the hair to fail to grow in an active area of the disease. I recommend that you […]
I am a 22 year old male living in New Zealand suffering diffuse thinning localized in the occipital region of my scalp. Dermatologist is stumped, he believes it could be alopecia areata but as the thinning is diffuse (uncharacteristic of AA) he is not able to provide a conclusive diagnosis. I will add that he […]
Finasteride does not work in the treatment of alopecia areata as this disease is an autoimmune disease and has nothing to do with the DHT metabolic pathway.
Triggers for alopcia areata are many, stress being one but most of the time there is no known trigger. Alopecia areata has genetic markers which indicate a genetic link. Just go on with your life, stop worrying because worrying increases your stress.
I have Alopecia Areata and the patchy part of the disease that had various bald spots is gone. Now I am left with thinning hair but a normal hairline, but a thin one. Can I have Scalp Micropigmentation? Good planning with SMP is critical in discussions with your doctor. In a worst case scenario where your […]
We have developed Scalp Micropigmentation and have been using it on men with alopecia areata (aa). Men with aa, can’t have a hair transplant because the disease will reject the hair transplant and the treatments used are not always effective at curing the problem. While you are trying successfully or otherwise, having Scalp Micropigmentation allows […]
The use of JAK inhibitor drugs have been shown to be effective in the treatment of Alopecia Areata. Janus Kinase Inhibitors (JAK) are drugs which supress the functions of the JAK enzyme, a critical en\This is an inherited ‘autoimmune’ disease that causes the body to reject regional areas of hair in various parts of the […]
A drug has been recently discussed in the Yale University news letter: “In 2014, King showed that tofacitinib, marketed as Xeljanz, could be used to treat alopecia areata. The new study confirms the validity of that report and builds a case for pursuing treatment of the disease with this and similar drugs.” Some of my […]
The online source of “exclamation point” hair shaft from Am Fam Physician. 2009 Aug 15;80(4):356-362 is describing Alopecia Areata which is a disease process where your body’s immune system “attacks” your own hair causing hair loss. Male Pattern Balding is a genetically inherited condition where men lose hair in a typical “pattern”. Seborrheic dermatitis is […]
Hair Transplants are contraindicated in alopecia areata because any hair that is put into the bare areas, may get rejected by the disease and even cause further hair loss. You can, of course, wear a wig as so many women do with this condition. The winner of the Miss Delaware contest had Alopecia Areata and […]
Snippet from the article: Read the rest — Ryan Shazier continues to get the last laugh Even though Ryan Shazier says that alopecia areata is his signature look, many people with this condition still desire the look of a closely clipped scalp that can be achieved with Scalp MicroPigmentation (SMP). See one such patient here.
Aside from a good history and physical exam, one way to diagnose alopecia areata is a biopsy of the scalp. More importantly, I would need to know more of how you present and what your hair loss looks like. Blood tests cannot diagnose alopecia areata (AA) or androgenic alopecia (also known as male pattern baldness/MPB). […]
Diffuse unpatterned alopecia (DUPA) and alopecia areata are both very rare in men, but I can not tell you what is going on without seeing you. An examination is necessary, so you should see a good dermatologist in your area who should be able to tell the difference. I wish I could provide more info, […]