Alopecia Areata refers to a condition that causes hair to fall and creates small bald patches on the scalp or beard area. This disease develops when the immune system attacks the hair follicles and results in hair loss. In the initial stages, you get bald patches on the skin, specifically on the scalp and beard area, but it may lead to complete hair loss if not treated on time. You may grow hairs on the affected area, but they will fall out. However, the extent of hair loss and hair growth may vary from individual to individual.
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In today’s blog, we will discuss the causes and possible treatment options for alopecia areata beard.
What is Alopecia Areata Beard?
When you get bald patches on the beard, the condition is called alopecia areata beard or alopecia barbea. It is a specific type of alopecia areata that targets men and affects their beard area. The onset of alopecia areata beard is sudden, and you start losing beard hair in circular patches. Read on to know more about the causes and possible treatment plans of alopecia areata beard.
What are the Causes?
In males, the following causes may lead to alopecia areata in the beard. Have a look!
- Male Auto-Immune Syndrome – It refers to the undesired reaction of the immune system against your own body cells. The immune system mistakenly considers your hair follicles as foreign bodies that may harm the body. Therefore, the antibodies start attacking the hair follicles on the beard area. As a result, the hair follicles start falling out.
- Heredity – If your family history contains people suffering from alopecia areata, you may also get it. Genetic factors are the great contributors to this condition.
- Psychological Conditions – Other factors such as stress, depression, and anxiety also cause hair loss or alopecia in males.
- Other Conditions – Type 1 diabetes, lupus, asthma, allergic reactions, and psoriasis, and use of certain medications are some other reasons that may lead you towards an alopecia areata beard.
Currently, there is no definite Alopecia Areata treatment. However, specific treatment options are available that may stimulate hair regrowth in the targeted area. Also, treating alopecia areata beard depends on the severity of the problem. Some people ignore bald patches and other symptoms in the initial stages and then try to get the treatment in the last stage. In such a situation, treating the alopecia problem becomes difficult. Therefore, you should consult a hair expert timely if you feel you are losing hair quickly than normal.
Possible Treatment Options
Following are the possible hair loss treatment options that may assist you in treating alopecia areata beard:
- Steroid cream and injections
- Topical creams and medications such as Minoxidil, Anthralin, and Tacrolimus.
- UV ray therapy
- PRP therapy
- Hair transplant
- Corticosteroid injections
Always Consult an Expert
Before getting the treatment, it is necessary to make a consultation with your doctor. All the treatments mentioned above can help you stop hair loss and stimulate hair regrowth in the beard area. Only an expert can suggest the most suitable option for you, considering your condition. So, what are you waiting for? Euromed® Clinic is providing you with an opportunity to get expert advice from specialists. You just need to fill the following form, and that’s it. One of our staff members will get back to you to book your session. Good luck!