What is Alopecia Treatment?

Alopecia treatment involves injections of medication into the affected areas of hair loss. In some cases, hair growth may be permanent, while in others, it may be temporary. The behavior of the immune system will ultimately control the outcome of treatment.

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Who is a Good Candidate?

Any individual suffering from the effects of Alopecia is a good candidate. Alopecia can affect people of all ages, but often begins in childhood. Patients who are experiencing the following symptoms may have Alopecia:

  • Patchy hair loss
  • Hair that has thin roots
  • Hair loss on the body
  • Dents or lines in fingernails

It is important to understand that Alopecia treatments will not prevent new hair loss from developing, as this is dependent on how your immune system behaves.

How is Treatment Done?

Alopecia treatment is done using corticosteroid shots, which suppress the immune system. Dr. Baird will inject this medicine into the area of hair loss, most commonly the scalp. Commonly, patients will require treatment sessions every 3-6 weeks to see results.

Alopecia Treatment Recovery

There is no downtime involved, so patients can return to their everyday activities immediately. Following treatment, patients may begin to see hair re-growth in as soon as four weeks.

If you are interested in Alopecia treatments in the Farmington hills and West Bloomfield area, contact Farmington Dermatologists today at 248-476-4850 to schedule your consultation.