National Alopecia Awareness Month: Is there a cure for alopecia?
Alopecia Awareness Fact #6
There is no cure for alopecia areata. Hair often re-grows on its own. Treatment can help the hair re-grow more quickly. Sometimes these are methods that are used to treat Alopecia. Trichologist or Dermatologist may prescribe one or more of the following to help the hair re-grow more quickly:
- Scalp preps and detoxifiers to pull dirt oil and buildup off of the scalp.
- DHT blocking shampoos that aid in destroying the transference Hormone that is sometimes at the root cause of Alopecia
- Low Laser Therapy Sessions
- Oxygen Therapy to clear the pathway of the Follicle and provide nourishment to encourage absorption and blood flow
- Minoxidil A hair re-growth medicine, minoxidil 5%, may help some patients re-grow their hair. Both children and adults can use it. Patients apply it twice a day to the scalp, brows, or beard. New hair may start to grow in about 3 months. Patients most often use this medicine with another treatment.
- Vitamin and nutritional Supplements combined with DHT