Alopecia is a type of autoimmune disease characterized by hair loss that has a variable presentation and course. Some patients exhibit spontaneous remission, while others progress to develop total loss of scalp and body hair.
Although there are currently no treatments that work for everyone with Alopecia, some treatments are effective for some people. Depending on which type of Alopecia you have, your age and the extent of hair loss, there are a variety of treatment options available.
Hair Thinning (male/female pattern hair loss)
Pattern hair loss is hair loss that primarily affects the top and front of the scalp. In males, the hair loss often presents itself as a receding hairline, while in females, it typically presents as a thinning of the hair. Male pattern hair loss is believed to be due to a combination of genetics and the male hormone dihydrotestosterone. The cause in female pattern hair loss remains unclear.
Treatments available to you per Dr. Patenaude include prescriptions, Platlet Rich Plasma Hair Restoration Therapy and Cortisone steroid injections, which reduce the inflammation and suppress the immune system, to stop the body from attacking the hair follicles.
Have your family doctor refer you to Dr. Patenaude to get the best medical advice and hair loss treatment options or contact us today for more information 204-894-7486.