In the UK, Alopecia Areata is estimated to affect about 15 in 10,000 people. Most family doctors will have seen at least one case, and you probably know of a friend or family member who has had it.
Hollywood star, Neve Campbell started losing her hair when she was 23 years old. The alopecia areata was caused due to stress caused during the "Scream" actress's career as well as other troubles in her personal life.
Campbell, during an interview told The Daily Mail." I was horribly overworked and going through a divorce. Also, I had stalkers and started receiving threatening mail. I was so distressed by it all that my hair started falling out. Life hasn’t always been a bowl of cherries."
So what helps treat Alopecia?
According to the NHS alopecia areata can in most causes reverse on its own, without any treatment if the persons stress levels are restored. However, this can take over a couple of years to fully recover.
I had a friend, who a few years ago suffered from this condition, due to which he had a rather large bold patch in the middle of his head. He was worried, but was going through a lot of stress at the time.
He asked me for advice, and I told him about the treatment options, but the most important aspect he needed to understand was that he needed to bring down his stress levels before any treatment could help him.
After 6 months, thanks to exercise and Platelet-Rich Plasma he regrew his hair.
He was HAPPY!
Clinically Proven Treatment
This is rubbed into the bald patches and has been shown to promote hair regrowth in most cases. This is the same treatment that is used for the common male pattern baldness.
The solution comes in two concentrations: 3 percent and 5 percent. Minoxidil 3% is designed for women, while minoxidil 5% is designed for men.
How to use:
Apply 1ml with syringe to affected areas twice a day (morning and night). For best results, apply solution to a dry scalp.
Side effects are rare with Minoxidl 5%. However if you feel any of the symptoms listed below then stop use of the solution immediately, rinse hair and inform your doctor/treatment specialist.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
The success rate of PRP treatment is respectably very high. Over the past few years, the PRP treatment has become extremely popular as an effective hair loss treatment. One of the major reasons for this is that it is a non-surgical and therapeutic stimulating treatment. The high success rate of this treatment has further increased its popularity and has made it one of the most sought-after hair loss treatments.
Over the years numerous studies have been conducted by Scientists and Dermatologists alike that have indicated that a PRP procedure is one of the most successful non-surgical treatments for hair loss. In most cases, the treatment has shown visible results in 3-4 months.
In an October 2017 research study published in the European journal of medical research, doctors confirmed earlier research that suggests one of the ways PRP promotes hair growth and increase the number of hair follicles is by inducing angiogenesis. The formation of new blood vessels that brings growth factors to the scalp.