There are alopecia treatments and cover-ups available, however at this stage there is no cure. Our understanding of alopecia simply hasn’t reached a point where a viable remedy with high efficacy can be found.

Alopecia is an autoimmune disease that can affect almost anyone. Alopecia is not specific to any age group, gender or ethnicity. Men, women and children from any ethnic background can get alopecia.

The nature of autoimmune diseases is that your immune system attacks your own body. Alopecia is an autoimmune disease that causes your body to attack its own hair follicles, causing the hair to be lost.

The extent of hair loss differs for everyone. For some, the condition is mild, affecting only small areas and for a short period of time. In mild cases, it is normal for the hair to eventually grow back. For others, alopecia can last a lifetime and cause total hair loss on the head, face or body. Once the hair is lost, if your alopecia is particularly aggressive, it may never grow back.

There are several strains of alopecia, each with their own characteristics and symptoms. Although they all result in hair loss, exactly how that hair loss is experienced varies depending on the type and severity.

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