Men and women who experienced premature hair thinning or loss may have alopecia – a condition where the immune system attacks hair follicles. At Dermatology Consultants of South Florida, our experienced dermatologists can properly diagnose this condition and provide treatment options that can help you restore your natural hair growth.
Serving Coral Springs and surrounding areas, Dermatology Consultants of South Florida is led by an experienced team of dermatological experts that can treat a wide range of skin imperfections and conditions with high-quality care. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover your treatment options for alopecia.
What is Alopecia?
Alopecia is a condition where the body’s immune system attacks the hair follicles, causing hair loss, thinning, and breakage. Although this condition can affect both men and women at any age, it is most commonly seen before the age of 20. Alopecia manifests in four different ways on the scalp:
- Small patches of hair begin to fall out, leaving round, smooth areas around the head
- The hair becomes noticeably thinner without any actual hair loss
- Hair may grow and break off, leaving short stubs of hair
- In rare cases, total baldness can also occur
- Hair loss may come and go, growing back in some areas and then falling out in different areas
There can be many different causes for hair loss, and the best way to determine if you have alopecia is to schedule a consultation with our dermatological team and have your condition expertly diagnosed and treated.
What Causes Alopecia?
Although studies continue as to what specifically causes the immune system to attack the body’s hair follicles, this condition has no known cause. It has been shown that about 10 percent of men and women with this condition may never regrow their hair, and there are certain risk factors that can put you at a higher risk for this such as allergies, a family history of the condition, having the condition for longer than one year or more.
Why Treat Alopecia?
This condition usually does not resolve on its own, and physician-directed treatment can help restore and retain your natural hair growth rather than hiding your condition or becoming self-conscious of your appearance. At Dermatology Consultants of South Florida, we understand how important it is to be confident in your skin, and our clinically-proven, medical-grade treatment options can provide natural long-term results.
Contact Dermatology Consultants of South Florida today to schedule a consultation and have your alopecia expertly diagnosed and treated by our team of experienced dermatologists.