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What is Alopecia Hair Loss?

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Alopecia Hair Loss Treatment

Alopecia is essentially the medical term for hair loss. Hair loss occurs as a natural part of aging but can also be derivative of disease, allergic reactions, or side effects related to the employment of certain medications. Symptoms of alopecia can appear variably depending on the cause of the condition and can range from small bare patches of missing hair on specific areas of the body, to complete loss of hair throughout.

Treatment for Hair Loss Conditions

Alopecia is a type of hair loss that happens when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles. The hair follicle is the point where hair growth begins. Large patches of hair fall out as a result of Alopecia. This type of hair loss condition can be found in both men and women but is more common in individuals under the age of 20. At the Miami Center for Dermatology, we utilize modern technology and technique to help create the best possible treatment for your condition.

Three Types of Alopecia:

 

  • Alopecia Areata: Losing hair in patches.
  • Alopecia Totalis: Losing all of the hair on the scalp
  • Alopecia Universalis: Loss of hair throughout the entire body

 

Due to the nature of alopecia to cause the immune system to turn on hair follicles, the condition is often considered an autoimmune disorder.

Hair Loss Treatment

Hair will often grow back for patients with alopecia areata, totalis, and universalis, but will likely fall out again. This hair loss can last for years. Although there is no cure for alopecia areata, totalis, or universalis, the body will attempt to grow back on its own. Treatment for alopecia areata, totalis, and universalis will expedite the system’s hair growth and help the hair return faster.

Pattern baldness is a normal part of aging, does not require any treatment, and isn’t harmful to your health. However, hair loss can be distressing to people, and there are a variety of treatments available for people who feel they are losing their self-confidence in relation to their condition. Doctors can often implement a topical corticosteroid or immunotherapy treatments to treat alopecia hair loss, but there are several less invasive cosmetic procedures available to assist patients experiencing bald spots and other issues regrowing hair.

If you are an individual that has experienced problems with your self-image, and other emotional issues derivative from your hair loss, there are resources available to help you. Can always search for a support group for alopecia hair loss sufferers, or speak with a caring dermatologist like Dr. Deborah Longwill from the Miami Center for Dermatology.

Dr. Longwill has a loyal patient following attributable to the time she devotes to learn about their lifestyle habits, family history, and other pertinent personal information to cultivate the best advice and products. You can order many of these products and treatments from Dr. Longwill’s online shop.

Alopecia Hair Loss

Hair thinning and loss is a battle we all face as we attempt to prevent the effects of father time. Alopecia, however, is a condition that no one wants to experience. Hair loss can be shocking to an individual, especially when as young as the ages commonly afflicted by the condition. For many people, their hair is a part of who they are. Personal appearances can mean a great deal both personally and professionally.

Dr. Longwill and the team at the Miami Center for Dermatology know how trying sudden hair loss can be. For this reason, we provide treatment for alopecia hair loss. Our team believes in the healing power of holistic medicine when we treat our patients. We focus on a comprehensive diagnosis of a patient’s issues, as opposed to chasing after the derivative symptoms and conditions related to a patient’s core issue. Regardless how we approach treatment, our goal is ensuring that you feel better, looking the way you’ve always wanted. Dr. Longwill and the team ultimately care about your wellbeing above all us and want you to feel the absolute best, most self-confident way possible about how you look.

Many of the successes and failures we experience in life can stem from the way we feel about ourselves. Unfortunately, we are faced with situations and conditions like hair loss, preventing us from putting our best face on. However, with proper treatment from Dr. Longwill and her staff, you can be back to feeling strong and confident in no time! For more information on alopecia hair loss treatments, contact us today!

Alopecia Hair Loss Treatments From the Miami Center for Dermatology