Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system starts attacking the hair follicle and the patient starts to lose hair in patches. The treatment for alopecia areata targets to block the immune system from attacking the hair follicles and promoting hair growth. There is no permanent cure for alopecia areata but many patients benefit from treatments such as
- Oral and topical medications such as Minoxidil (5% solution) are used with corticosteroid medications for improved results. Anthralin cream can be applied on hairless areas once a day and then washed away after a short time.
- Phototherapy and light treatments
- Intralesional corticosteroid injections: The injections are injected into the bare patches of the scalp using thin needles. These need to be repeated every four to six weeks. You will be able to see the results in about six weeks of treatment.
- QR678 hair growth treatment: Growth factor treatment QR678 helps reduce the inflammation of the scalp and promote hair regrowth in hair follicles.