Unfortunately, there is no definitive treatment to cure alopecia. However, treatments for alopecia do exist and they do help certain patients regain their hair. No one knows why these treatments work on some but not on others.
Alopecia patients are generally given anti-inflammatory drugs for their condition. The anti-inflammatory drugs can be either taken orally, or injected in the scalp or applied as a lotion to the affected areas. The efficiency of each of these type of drugs is determined on a case-by-case basis, as alopecia aerata cases are quite unique and also unpredictable. This means that a general approach is mostly ineffective, and thus treatments are developed uniquely for each patient.
In addition to this some treatments can also target areas where hair re-growth is too slow or nonexistent.
Hair Replacement Chicago
Top hospitals in Chicago offer treatment for alopecia aerata as well as offer hair replacement treatments. Hair replacement surgery is a great option for alopecia patients who cannot recover or re-grow their hair in any other way. Unfortunately not everyone is a candidate for hair replacement surgery, and there are various criteria doctors use to determine that.
The University of Chicago Medical Center performs various types of hair replacement surgeries that each fit various types of alopecia conditions. However, none of these types of surgeries can work for cases of total baldness. Most of them require healthy, growing hair on the sides and back of your head.
If surgery isn’t an option for you, consider the possibility of hair extensions from a beauty salon. Hair extensions will hide small areas where your hair may be falling out or be very thin.