All about alopecia areata
The first thing that comes to mind when you discover that you have alopecia areata is “I need a hair transplant in Mexico.” While it is one of the most effective treatments, at Cancun Hair Repair we like people to be informed. For this reason, while you get in touch with our experts, we invite you to read all about alopecia areata.
All about alopecia areata: what is it?
Alopecia areata is understood to be an autoimmune disease, which causes hair to fall out. This fall usually occurs in large locks and, as a characteristic, they have a circular shape. However, it is variant from person to person.
Some lose their hair in specific areas. Still others have this loss in a total way. Sometimes the affected areas, after a while, see hair grow back. In other cases, it never recovers.
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Causes of alopecia areata
As we said earlier, alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease. This means that the immune system attacks the body itself. With alopecia areata, cells of the immune system surround and attack the hair follicles, causing the hair attached to it to fall out. The greater the attack of the immune system, the greater the hair loss.
But not everything is bad. Although this attack causes hair loss, it is very rare that it destroys hair follicles. With this, we want to tell you that it is very likely that the hair growth process will resume, either naturally or with a hair transplant procedure.
Doctors do not yet have a definite cause for this to happen, but the answer is believed to lie in the genes. The probability of developing alopecia areata is high if you have more than one of these risk factors:
- Asthma or seasonal allergies
- Thyroid disease
- Down’s Syndrome
- Pernicious anemia
- Someone in your family has suffered from alopecia areata
Types of alopecia areata
It is possible to distinguish different types of this condition. Its main form is the most common, but it is not the only one:
Alopecia areata totalis. The person suffering from it loses all of their hair.
Alopecia areata universalis. It consists of the loss of all the hair on the body. That is, not only the head is affected: facial and body hair also disappear.
Diffuse alopecia areata. Hair suddenly thins. No patches are visible, but the hair appears fragile and brittle.
Alopecia areata due to ophiasis. Hair loss occurs around and at the back of the head.
Can alopecia areata be cured?
The answer is no. But it is possible to grow hair back. Some people will have a natural regrowth of hair. Others will need an auxiliary treatment for this. Some more will have cycles of hair loss and growth.
Remember that each case is special and with specific characteristics. To find the most optimal solution for you, contact us. Come with the experts of Cancun Hair Restoration and get a great hair again! We are waiting for you.