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Alopecia Areata – cleared up in most cases

Alopecia Areata of some form affects about 1 in 1000 people at some point in their lives. The condition involves small patches of hair being lost suddenly for most people, but for many it can develop into large areas of hair loss on the scalp and occasionally, loss of all hair on the head (Alopecia Totalis) or loss of all head and body hair (Alopecia Universalis).

Football Referee Pierluigi Collina

Former international football referee Pierluigi Collina is one of the most famous faces that experiences Alopecia Universalis

In this post I wanted to talk to you about the success we see when treating mild-to-moderate Alopecia Areata. Although There has been no treatment officially approved by the FDA for the treatment of Alopecia Areata, we find that most cases of patchy hair loss we see at Belgravia are cleared up by the use of high strength minoxidil.

The most common treatment for Alopecia is steroid injections to the scalp. Not only is this an invasive and highly uncomfortable procedure, but from what we have seen the success is no better than that seen from the use of high strength minoxidil for growing back patches of Alopecia. You can see the kind of results experienced by Belgravia’s clients by taking a look through our Alopecia Areata Treatment Success Stories. All of these patients were treated with a high strength minoxidil.

This Belgravia Alopecia Areata Client Has Seen Positive Regrowth from Treatment

Just one example of a Belgravia Alopecia Areata Client who has seen positive regrowth from treatment

Alopecia Areata treatment using high strength minoxidil involves applying it directly to the bald patches once a day, probably before bed depending on the user’s preference, which takes between 20-30 seconds. Hair will usually begin to grow back within 3 to 6 months of starting treatment if it is used consistently, as directed. As soon as the hair re-grows fully, treatment can be stopped and the hair will usually remain without the need for further treatment.

If you are experiencing Alopecia Areata please give us a call on 020 7730 6666 or send us an email at info@belgraviacentre.com with any questions you have, or if you would like to arrange a free, no obligation consultation – we’ll be more than happy to assist you. Alternatively, treatment can be prescribed for Alopecia Areata without the need to visit the centre – all you have to do is complete our online consultation form. As soon as the form is submitted, another Belgravia trichologist or I will diagnose your condition and recommend the most effective course of treatment, after which you will be contacted by one of our advisors who will take you through your personalised list of recommended options and answer any questions you may have.


The Belgravia Centre Hair Loss ClinicThe Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


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2 Comments

29th July, 2008 at 11:29 am

Autumn Hawks

I have had trouble for the past 3years. I have always had nickel size spots 1 or 2 and the hair grows back on its own. I recently have a couple of more spots and they are larger. I have read that blood test are required to properly dianose the disorder due to the hair loss could be a result of someother disorder. I am 26 and have never had any problems before.

5th August, 2008 at 5:05 pm

Leonora

Blood tests are not required to diagnose Alopecia Areata. There are certain similar uncommon conditions that require a blood test if Areata is not diagnosed but it is most likely the condition is Alopecia Areata. I would advise you visit the centre for a consultation so that we can diagnose your condition and recommend a suitable course of treatment if applicable.

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