The actual process of hair loss with alopecia areata is due to the body’s own white blood cells attacking the hair follicles which is why this is one of the autoimmune conditions.
Alopecia areata is usually a symptomless condition with people just becoming aware of patches of hair loss. By the time one finds out such patches (mostly they are noticed by the hairdresser first), Alopecia Areata has already started flourishing on different parts of the scalp. It can affect any hair on the body and so patients may present with loss of hair from the eyebrows or eyelashes, patchy hair loss in the beard.
Alopecia Areata treatment in Mumbai involves different approaches depending on the nature of patient’s hair loss, his/her preferences and health status. There is no single treatment for all cases. Steroid injections are often the first treatment, especially for patients with limited hair loss. Occasionally oral steroids are used for patients with rapid and severe hair loss. In other cases of massive hair fall patients don’t benefit much from injectable or oral steroids but such patients can regain their hair through Immunotherapy and Phototherapy.
Ideally, it is advised to patients with Alopecia Areata to book a consultation with our expert dermatologist in Bandra and discuss possible and best treatment options.