BELLEVUE ALOPECIA & HAIR LOSS

WHAT IS ALOPECIA?

Alopecia, also known as hair loss, is when your scalp or other parts of your body lose some or all of its hair. There are a number of different types of alopecia conditions. The most common types of alopecia include Androgenic alopecia, Alopecia areata, Alopecia totalis, Traction alopecia, and Cicatricial alopecia. Depending on the type of alopecia condition a person has dictates the way alopecia is treated. MOD Dermatology in Bellevue will help treat your hair loss and alopecia.

ALOPECIA SYMPTOMS

Those who struggle with alopecia in Bellevue might experience sudden hair loss. Thinning of the hair or bald patches on the scalp are often an alopecia indication. Your hairline may recede or your hair may start to thin out. Eyebrow and eyelash thinning is also a possible indicator of alopecia. A burning sensation sometimes occurs on the scalp before hair loss. Fingernails and toenails that become brittle are also a symptom of alopecia. 

If you experience any of these symptoms, we recommend talking to our dermatologists at MOD Dermatology Bellevue. If you have alopecia, our team will be able to examine and, if necessary, complete a skin biopsy to determine the exact problem. From there, our specialists in Bellevue will form an alopecia treatment plan to treat your specific needs.

TYPES OF ALOPECIA CONDITIONS

  1. Androgenic alopecia: A genetic disorder, also known as male or female pattern baldness.
  2. Alopecia areata: An autoimmune disorder in which your body attacks the hair follicles, causing hair loss.
  3. Alopecia totalis: A rare form of alopecia that causes complete hair loss on the scalp.
  4. Traction alopecia: Hair loss due to repeated tension on the hair.
  5. Cicatricial alopecia: Inflammatory condition which destroys hair follicles and causes scarring, resulting in permanent hair loss.

ALOPECIA TREATMENTS

Depending on the type of condition that you have relating to alopecia, our Bellevue, NE team of dermatologists at MOD Dermatology, might recommend a number of different treatment plans. Common treatments for alopecia include corticosteroid injections or medicinal applications, Minoxidil, and Anthralin. There are a number of other treatment options that our dermatologists will be able to recommend after a thorough evaluation of your condition and concerns. Our skincare experts in Bellevue treat hair  loss in women and men.

Contact our specialists at MOD Dermatology Bellevue to schedule your hair loss consultation, and learn more about possible treatment options for your hair loss! 

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