Autoimmune disease that results in the hair loss in the shape of round or oval areas without visible inflammation of the underlying skin is called alopecia areata. It occurs in the hair-baring areas, but most commonly happens in the scalp. Alopecia areata occurs in the form of patches, losing hair just on those spots. Most scientists agree that when the immune system attacks hair follicles it makes it fall off. Patients with this condition are generally healthy. It happens to 1/5th of the population.
The protein hair is made of is called keratin, so when follicles produce new cells, old cells appear on the surface making strings of hair. Usually, adults have on their head about 100,000 - 150,000 hairs, averagely losing hundred a day. All of our bodies are covered with it, more or less. However, if it’s affected with some factors that number can be greater.
In those who are genetically predisposed, some type of a trigger, initiates the attack of the immune system against the hair follicles. Emotional and mental stress could also be the alopecia causes , as well as trauma, relocation, death in the family, pregnancy, illness, accident or other major life changes. With the people carrying the gene, it can be the trigger for the onset of the condition. There are tretments for alopecia , but it has to be prescribed by the doctor.
Oral zinc has been shown to be of occasional benefit in Alopecia Areata and appears to possess an immunomodulatory effect as well as an anti-androgenetic effect. However very high doses are needed for it to be effective and this may result in side effects which can include vomiting and diarrhoea.
- Retin A – Tretinoin
Retin A is used in the treatment of both Alopecia Areata and Androgenetic Alopecia. Usually Retin-A in a gel form is rubbed on the area of hair loss. The gel works best when used in combination with topical Minoxidil. It is suggested that Minoxidil be applied in the morning and Retin-A in the evening due to the fact that Retin-A increase the skins sensitivity to sunlight.
PUVA treatments involves taking a psoralen which is a light sensitive drug and then undergoing a short exposure to UVA which is a long-wave ultraviolet light. Treatment takes place over a three to six week period with sessions two to three times a week.
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