Alopecia Areata is a type of hair loss caused by the immune system reacting to the hair follicles as if they were antibodies and shutting them down. The hair loss is usually limited to a coin-sized area and all the hair in the region is lost leaving a totally smooth round patch. In a more severe rare condition called Alopecia Total, all hair on the entire body is lost, including the eyelashes.
Treatments include topical herbs, body modification with the use of infrared therapy treatments, supplements for cell renewal, and in some cases hypnotherapy and acupuncture. Alopecia Areata is a type of hair loss that occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, which is where hair growth begins. The damage to the follicle is usually not permanent.
Experts do not know why the immune system attacks the follicles. Alopecia Areata is most common in people younger than 20, but children and adults of any age may be affected. Women and men are affected equally. There are several options for hair loss clients.
In some cases, we can apply a few different methods to achieve the desired results with a low maintenance regimen. In some cases, we can see increased density with certain areas if the proper treatments are used within a select time limit of when the hair loss had occurred.
Hair is a protein that grows out of hair follicles in the skin. Normally, hair grows in the hair follicle for many months, stops growing, and falls out. A new hair then grows in the follicle. It takes weeks for a hair sample to show changes in the body because hair grows slowly. Hair samples do not show recent changes in the body, such as drug use within the past few days. This is also why nutrition to balance the pH naturally. Aloe is the number one aid in collagen synthesis.
Submitted by Trichotillomania Forum staff