Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder that causes patches of hair loss on the scalp and other parts of the body. It is believed to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. While the exact cause is unknown, it is thought that a person‘s immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles, causing them to become inflamed and eventually stop producing new hairs. There is no known cure for alopecia areata, however, treatments such as minoxidil, steroid injections, and light therapy may help slow the progression of hair loss and even promote hair regrowth.

Afaq clinics offer a unique and comprehensive approach to treating alopecia areata. Our team of experienced dermatologists have extensive experience in treating the condition. We offer a variety of treatment options, including topical medications, steroid injections, and light therapy. Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual patients needs and is designed to provide longterm relief. We also provide emotional support and counseling to help our patients cope with the emotional aspects of the condition. Our goal is to help our patients regain their selfconfidence and feel comfortable in their own skin.

Alopecia Areata Treatment

1. Corticosteroids: Corticosteroids are a type of antiinflammatory medication that can be used to treat alopecia areata. This type of treatment is usually administered via topical creams, gels, foams, or injections.

2. Minoxidil: Minoxidil is a topical medication that can be used to treat alopecia areata. It is thought to work by increasing the blood flow to the scalp and encouraging hair regrowth.

3. Immunotherapy: Immunotherapy involves applying a chemical called diphencyprone (DPCP) to the scalp. This chemical triggers an allergic reaction that encourages hair regrowth.

4. Phototherapy: Phototherapy involves exposing the scalp to ultraviolet light to stimulate hair regrowth.

5. Dietary Supplements: Dietary supplements such as biotin, fish oil, and folic acid may help to promote hair regrowth in those with alopecia areata.

6. Stress Management: Stress can be a contributing factor to alopecia areata, which is why it is important to manage stress levels. This can be done through exercise, relaxation techniques, and talking therapies.