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What is Alopecia Areata ?


Alopecia areata is a particular form of hair loss that can affect any part of the body in either sex. The hair loss is noticed as a round bald area. There are no other symptoms. The commonest site for alopecia areata is the scalp, but frequently the beard area in men is affected.


More rarely, eyebrows and eyelashes are affected. In some individuals it can spread over the whole body, when it is called alopecia universalis.


Often, only a single area is found, but sometimes multiple areas occur affecting different parts of the scalp or beard area. The bald skin is smooth and soft, and small broken hairs may be seen at the edge of the patch. Any age group can be affected.


How does Alopecia Areata occur ?

Alopecia areata is an “auto-immune” disease. This means a condition in which the body’s defence or immune system acts as if its own hair is abnormal and attacks it. This results in hair loss. Why certain small areas are involved is not known. It is occasionally found with other auto-immune diseases affecting the blood, thyroid gland and adrenal glands, and skin pigment cells.


Why does Alopecia Areata occur ?

Alopecia areata may affect several members of your family, because the tendency to it is partly inherited. In some people, emotional stress or injury to the involved area may trigger the problem.


Treatment Involved for Alopecia Areata

In mild cases where only one patch is present treatment may be unnecessary, as the patch may recover spontaneously. Alopecia areata can be treated by the use of  The Hair Centre’s trichologically formulated treatments and lotions which reduce the immune response. It is best to treat the condition immediately it is diagnosed by your Westminster Trichologist.

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The Hair Centre’s trichologically formulated treatments and lotions must be strong preparations and a topical lotion is best as it is easiest to use in hairy areas. Your treatment may need to be continued for many months.

In order to treat hair loss effectively we would recommend that you have a diagnosis made as soon as possible by one of our experienced trichologists. Stress can be an aggravator in almost all cases of hair loss and an accurate diagnosis will always, at the very least, take some of the stress away from you.

Gary Heron says: “You’ll have access to the most effective treatments available through The Hair Centre and at a fraction of the cost of going to other Private Commercial Clinics and Centres.”

When it’s time to see the Trichologist: If you begin losing hair rapidly, and or are cosmetically concerned about baldness, consult your Trichologist about treatment options. You can receive a free hair loss consultation with a Westminster Trichologist at our Hair Centre.

The point is that you are not getting to the real problem and you should seek specific professional advice from a Westminster Trichologist.

“Why buy hair loss treatments over the counter or on the internet when you can see a Westminster Trichologist for FREE and know that you are guaranteed results”

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