Learn More about Alopecia
Whether considering traditional or a robotic hair transplant, Palo Alto residents considering this procedure want to first learn about why they might be experiencing hair loss. Alopecia is a condition to know about. When a person has this condition, their hair falls out due to an autoimmune response causing the body to attack their hair follicles. In some cases, the baldness is splotchy and in others, complete baldness occurs. This condition can affect anyone, but those with a family history of this condition or another autoimmune disease are at the greatest risk of developing it.
Can This Condition Be Cured?
This condition is not considered to be curable. However, there are a variety of treatments available that may be effective in helping to regrow hair. Not all people will respond to treatment, though.
Medical Treatments That Are Available
Drug treatments are most commonly used for this condition. Corticosteroids are a type of prescription anti-inflammatory drug. They may be taken orally, applied topically or even injected directly into your scalp. Those who respond to this treatment may notice their response is gradual.
Minoxidil, more commonly known as Rogaine, is a popular hair regrowth treatment. This is a topical treatment that is applied directly to the scalp. Those using it generally have to use it for a minimum of 12 weeks before they can expect to start seeing any results.
Other Ways to Deal with This Condition
If medical treatments for alopecia prove unsuccessful, there are other ways to cope with the condition. Wearing wigs is a popular choice and many wigs can be made to look just like real hair. If you have a lot of your real hair and your hair loss is splotchy, hair extensions may also be an option. If you have very short hair, there are special types of makeup that can be applied to the scalp to help disguise the hair loss.
Many experts also recommend reducing stress as much as possible. While reducing stress is not easy, it is believed that recent stress may play a role in triggering this condition, so keeping stress under wraps could prevent this from occurring in the first place. However, more research is being done to determine if stress is indeed a true cause.
Use this information to help in coping with the hair loss associated with alopecia. Make sure to talk to your doctor to learn about which treatment options might be available.
Disclaimer: We are unable to guarantee any result, even though most of our patients do see success. The results of our services will vary greatly to each patient’s level of commitment and compliance with the program.
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