3 Ways to Treat Alopecia
Hair loss is an issue that impacts many Americans. However, while many people assume that hair loss primarily impacts older men, this isn’t always the case. Mayn conditions, such as alopecia areata, can happen to people regardless of age or gender.
While hair loss is a relatively common problem, it’s one that can cause discomfort. Many people do not want to have hair loss, and suddenly losing hair can be highly upsetting.
At Medical Tattoo & Cosmetic Centers of America, we are here to help our patients with many cosmetic and health conditions, including alopecia treatment. Discover more about treatment options in this guide.
What Exactly is Alopecia?
Alopecia is a hair loss condition that happens when inflammatory cells impact the hair follicles. While it commonly occurs on the slap, alopecia can also impact hair on the eyebrows, body, face, and eyelashes.
The condition may present as patches or circles of hair loss, but it can also lead to losing hair on the entire scalp.
The underlying causes of alopecia are still unclear, although it’s estimated to impact around 2% of the population.
3 Ways to Treat Alopecia
Alopecia often doesn’t have any other symptoms other than hair loss, but it can come on suddenly. Some medical professionals think it is a side effect of viral infections.
Regardless, those with alopecia often want to treat the condition so they can feel more self-confident. There are multiple treatment options. Let’s go over some of the most effective.
PRP hair loss treatments, or platelet-rich plasma treatments, help address bald spots and thinning hair. Regardless of the underlying causes, this minimally invasive treatment helps heal the scalp and prompts hair to regrow.
While PRP helps treat the underlying issues and promote hair growth, scalp micropigmentation is basically a type of hair tattoo. A medical professional gives an injection of colored pigment into the scalp. This “tattoo” looks similar to hair.
This is another minimally invasive treatment, and the results are completed in just one session.
Another rather effective way to treat alopecia is with various topical ointments. One of the most commonly used is minoxidil, or Rogaine. This topical is applied to the scalp to help stop the immune system from attacking the hair follicles.
This is an over-the-counter option.
Request an Appointment for Hair Loss Solutions
At Medical Tattoo & Cosmetic Centers of America, we offer compassionate, effective treatment for alopecia and other hair loss issues. If you have questions about the treatment options we provide, call our office today at 612-770-0000.