05 / 14 / 19

Three Things to Know About Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata affects nearly seven million Americans each year. Many people don’t realize that they have alopecia and suffer unnecessarily because they don’t realize there is help available. The following guide walks you through a few things that you should know about alopecia.

Alopecia Occurs on More than Just Your Head

Many people make the mistake of assuming that alopecia only occurs on the head, but that isn’t the case. Alopecia can develop at any time on any area of your body. People suffering from alopecia often have hair loss on their arms, chest, and legs, as well as on their head. This can be very embarrassing if they want to have hair in these areas. A great way to make sure that a dermatologist can make an assessment of alopecia is to track when you notice that you have started losing hair and how much you are losing on a regular basis. Many alopecia sufferers take pictures of their hair loss over time to show the doctor how bad their condition has gotten.

Many Treatment Options Are Available for Alopecia

There are many treatment options available to minimize the symptoms caused by alopecia. Stress management is crucial when it comes to alopecia. When you become stressed, your body reacts negatively, and your alopecia symptoms could be exasperated, and you could lose hair at a rapid rate. Acupuncture is another great treatment option because it helps to increase blood flow to different areas of the body. Increasing blood flow can stimulate the hair follicles and promote hair growth. There are also all-natural shampoos available that stimulate hair follicles and promote hair growth.

Anyone Can Develop Alopecia

Alopecia can affect anyone. Alopecia is most common in individuals whose family has a history of alopecia. It’s passed through genetics and can develop at any age in anyone, regardless of their sex or race. Many people don’t realize that alopecia can even affect children and women, but it can. Many people don’t notice alopecia until they are older because that is when stress starts to kick in and exasperate the situation or because it’s when they start paying attention to their hair loss more closely. 

Talking to a dermatologist can ensure that you have your alopecia properly diagnosed. There are medical treatments available to treat it, and New-U Hair Replacement helps men, women and children experiencing hair loss due to Alopecia Areata, and other forms of medically-related hair loss. To schedule a free consultation contact New-U Hair Replacement Specialists today!