Are You Suffering From Facial Hair Loss?
Alopecia barbae is a specific form of alopecia areata that affects the beard. Usually, it comes on suddenly and you begin losing beard hair in small circular patches.
Alopecia areata is a health condition that causes hair loss. It’s an autoimmune disease, which means your body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells. In this case it’s attacks your hair follicles. Alopecia barbae is a specific form of alopecia areata that affects the beard. Usually, it comes on suddenly and you begin losing beard hair in small circular patches.
Alopecia barbae is an autoimmune condition where your hair follicles are attacked by your own body’s immune system, causing patchy hair loss. Hair loss usually occurs in small circular patches, often along the jawline, though you may lose all of your beard hair.
While the exact causes are unknown, often psychological and physical stress are linked to alopecia. Genetics may also play a role as the condition is more common in those related to someone with alopecia, asthma, or allergies.
Having relatives with an autoimmune condition puts you at a higher risk of developing alopecia barbae. These include type 1 diabetes, lupus, and psoriasis. Certain viruses, substances, or medications can also be triggers.
There is no cure for alopecia barbae, but pharmacological treatments may help manage your symptoms. Our doctors may prescribe a non-surgical treatment or lotion.
Different treatments have varying results depending on the individual. This can depend on how much hair loss you have, your age, and other factors. The aim of these treatments is to block the attack of the immune system and to stimulate hair growth. In general, treatments are more effective if you’ve lost less than half of your hair.
For those men seeking a more permanent solution, hair transplant surgery can be performed.
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