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Hair Loss Causes: Alopecia
Effective treatments for some types of hair loss are available. But some hair loss is permanent.
Alopecia (al-oh-PEE-shah) means hair loss. When a person has a medical condition called alopecia areata (ar-ee-AH-tah), the hair falls out in round patches. The hair can fall out on the scalp and elsewhere on the body.
Alopecia areata can cause different types of hair loss. Each of these types has a different name:
Alopecia areata (hair loss in patches).
Alopecia totalis (lose all hair on the scalp).
Alopecia universalis (lose all hair on the body).
Alopecia Areata Causes…
Hair loss that occurs in patches is also regarded as alopecia areata. Individuals suffering from alopecia areata can lose hair on their scalp and various other spots on their body. Alopecia, or general hair loss, is caused by an attack on hair follicles by the immune system. While hair that has been lost generally grows back, it may come out again later on. While there is no known cure to permanently reduce the effects of alopecia, there are a number of treatment options that we offer at Advanced Dermatology Associates.
The following represent a sample of options alopecia patients have:
- Corticosteroids in the form of an injection
- Minoxidil is a drug designed to cause hair growth
- Anthralin ointment changes the skin’s immune purpose
NYC’s Hair Treatment & Restoration Clinic…
Visit one of our five locations today!
After examining your particular situation and severity of hair loss, our physicians at Advanced Dermatology Associates will suggest a treatment plan that will most effectively target your Alopecia. To begin a dialogue with our team, contact us at one of our following locations:
- Midtown Manhattan: (212) 262-2500
- Bronx: Coop City: (718) 671-1000
- Bronx: Third Avenue: (718) 742-1000
- Bronx: Parkchester: (718) 239-1500
- Bronx: Fordham Rd: (718) 537-5000