Alopecia areata is an acquired skin disease. It is a common hair fall condition that results in small patches in the hair fall area. Initially, it is unnoticeable, but later these patches may connect and become noticeable. This is an autoimmune disorder, where your own immune system attacks your hair follicles.
This condition can affect eyebrows, face and other hair-bearing parts of the body. Regardless of age and gender, the condition mostly occurs before 30 years of age.
Alopecia areata is of different types. Which includes:
- Alopecia areata is a condition where hair loss in patches
- Alopecia totalis is a condition where all the hair on the scalp is lost
- Alopecia Universalis is a condition where all the hair on the body is lost
Causes Of Alopecia Areata
Studies say that alopecia areata is caused due to abnormality in the immune system. The abnormality leads to an autoimmune disorder, and the misguided immune system starts to attack particular tissues of the body. It leads to atopic dermatitis commonly called eczema.
In this condition, for no reason, your body’s immune system starts attacking the hair follicles and alters the healthy hair growth. Alopecia areata is often connected with other autoimmune diseases such as vitiligo, lupus, thyroid disease, and ulcerative colitis. Sometimes, alopecia areata also occurs due to hereditary.
Treatment for skin damage due to Alopecia Areata at Padma Clinic
Severe alopecia areata conditions require treatment which includes:
- Steroid creams and scalp applications
- Local steroid injections
- Dithranol creams
- Contact sensitisation treatment
- Topical immunotherapy
- Ultraviolet light treatment
- Minoxidil lotion
Usually, alopecia areata doesn’t show any adverse effects on your physical health. However, the condition involves severe hair loss all over the body effecting your skin. So our expertise dermatologists at Padma Clinic say that effective treatment for this skin condition can help you to resolve this problem. For more information about various treatment options consult our dermatologists right away.