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Understanding Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide, causing unpredictable hair loss in small, round patches on the scalp or other areas of the body. While alopecia areata is not life-threatening, it can have a significant impact on self-esteem and quality of life. In this post, we’ll explore the key aspects of alopecia areata, including its causes, symptoms, and available treatment options, to help individuals better understand and manage this condition.

Alopecia areata occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles, leading to inflammation and hair loss. The exact cause of this autoimmune response is not fully understood, but genetic factors, environmental triggers, and immune system dysfunction are believed to play a role. Individuals with a family history of autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis or type 1 diabetes, may have an increased risk of developing alopecia areata.

The hallmark symptom of alopecia areata is the sudden onset of round or oval-shaped bald patches on the scalp, typically measuring a few centimeters in diameter. These patches may appear overnight or gradually over a period of weeks to months. In some cases, hair loss may also occur on other areas of the body, such as the eyebrows, eyelashes, or beard. While the affected skin is usually smooth and without any other signs of inflammation, some individuals may experience itching, tingling, or discomfort in the affected areas.

While there is no cure for alopecia areata, several treatment options are available to help manage symptoms and promote hair regrowth. The choice of treatment depends on the severity of the condition and individual preferences. Common treatment options for alopecia areata include:

Corticosteroid Injections: Corticosteroid injections are often the first-line treatment for alopecia areata, as they can help suppress inflammation and stimulate hair regrowth in affected areas. These injections are typically administered directly into the bald patches by a dermatologist or hair transplant specialist.

Topical Corticosteroids: Topical corticosteroid creams or ointments may be prescribed to reduce inflammation and promote hair regrowth in mild cases of alopecia areata. These medications are applied directly to the affected skin and may be used in combination with other treatments for optimal results.

Alopecia areata is a complex autoimmune condition that can present unique challenges for individuals experiencing hair loss. While there is currently no cure for alopecia areata, various treatment options are available to help manage symptoms and promote hair regrowth.

If you want to explore a hair loss solution with a near 100% effectiveness rate or if you have any questions or concerns regarding the merits of different hair loss treatments, please contact us at Modena Hair Institute today for more information. At Modena Hair Institute we pride ourselves on consistently providing our patients with the highest standard of custom hair restoration treatment available, directly tailored to their individual needs. Dr. Yazdan is eagerly awaiting your visit or digital consultation. Contact us today!

Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, accredited member of the IAHRS and a visceral advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.


Case Study-38 yr. old Male Hair Transplant FUE using Beard Hair

Diagnosis: FUE Transplant – Age: 38 – Follicles: 2,113 – Sex: Male

Our patient visited our office after undergoing two previous FUE procedures with other clinics. Despite feeling that the results from both surgeries were merely satisfactory, he expressed a desire for increased coverage across his scalp. However, due to limitations in his donor zone resulting from the previous surgeries, Dr. Yazdan determined that the optimal solution was to harvest grafts from both the scalp and beard to achieve the best outcome for this patient. Understandably, our patient experienced some nervousness about grafts being harvested from his facial area and had concerns regarding the appearance of the beard and scalp hair blend.

During his 6-month follow-up appointment, he shared his progress and expressed his satisfaction with the early results. He experienced no scarring from the harvesting of his beard, thanks to Dr. Yazdan’s technique, and the integration of beard and scalp hair was seamless.

We eagerly anticipate observing his progress at the one-year mark.

A body hair transplant should only be recommended for unique cases such as so, it should never be offered to patient’s who are preparing to undergo their first procedure.  A body hair transplant is an advanced surgery that should be performed by a highly reputable an experienced hair transplant surgeon.  If you have any further questions regarding a hair transplant procedure contact our front office at (949) 374-2563.

40 yr. old Male Crown Hair Transplant FUE

Diagnosis: FUE Transplant – Age: 42 – Follicles: 2,359 – Sex: Male

Our patient traveled to us from Hawaii looking to add more density into his crown.  He wanted to do an FUE surgery because there are times where he wears his hair short in the back and did not want to have a Strip/FUT scar. After consultation with Dr. Yazdan, it was decided that the FUE method was best in this case and thus we proceeded to do a complete crown restoration.  During the procedure, a total of 2,359 FUE grafts were transplanted.  Medical management was also discussed with the patient and he was able to return home the next day.  Below are his final results.  You can see a very natural density with proper angulation.  The patients donor zone was also intact and he is able to have repeat FUE procedures in the future.  This is a life changing transformation and we are happy we were part of the journey.

This is an FUE hair transplant surgery into the crown by Dr. Yazdan