Alopecia Areata

What is alopecia?

Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss. There are many different types of alopecia, each with a unique underlying cause. Only board-certified dermatology providers can diagnose the exact cause of your alopecia. At the Golla Center, our expert providers will take a thorough history of your hair loss and perform a physical examination to determine the exact cause of your hair loss. This expertise is what sets the Golla Center apart from other hair restoration clinics.

There are three types of alopecia and they are Androgenetic alopecia, Telogen Effluvium, Alopecia Areata.

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease

In alopecia areata, the immune system attacks a portion of the hair follicle mistakenly thinking it is a bacteria or virus. This results in circular areas of complete hair loss.  Sometimes there are broad patches or even loss of all hair on the head. This is treated with prescription anti-inflammatory creams and injections. Your provider will discuss other options such as Nutrafol, minoxidil, and PRP.

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