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Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss, typically in small, round patches on the scalp or other parts of the body in both men and women. It occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, leading to hair loss. 


The cause of alopecia areata is believed to involve a combination of genetic, environmental, and immunological factors.

  • Autoimmune Disorder: In autoimmune disorders, the body's immune system, which is supposed to protect against foreign invaders like viruses and bacteria, mistakenly attacks healthy cells and tissues. In the case of alopecia areata, the immune system targets hair follicles, which are structures in the skin that produce hair.

  • Genetic Factors: There appears to be a genetic component to alopecia areata. It tends to run in families, suggesting that certain genes may predispose individuals to develop the condition. However, having these genetic factors doesn't guarantee that someone will develop alopecia areata.

Treatments and medications

Treatment for alopecia areata aims to stimulate hair regrowth, suppress the immune system's attack on hair follicles, or both.

At Dermagen Clinic, we provide medications, surgical and non-surgical procedures.

Medications used:

  • Topical compounded lotions

  • Targeted nutritional replacements

  • HRT

  • Androgen blockers (for females)

  • Combination prescription medication

Hair procedures (non-surgical):

  • Intra-lesional cortisone

  • Micro-needling

  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

  • Injection of specialised peptides

Hair procedures (surgical):

  • FUE hair restoration

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