‘Alopecia’ is the medical term for hair loss. Alopecia areata is a form of hair loss characterized by patchy hair loss affecting hair bearing areas of the body, particularly the scalp and beard. When the hair falls out, it usually results in totally smooth and bare patches about the size of a coin or larger. Alopecia areata can, though rare, result in complete loss of scalp and body hair. Alopecia areata may occur unexpectedly as patchy hair loss and the hair may in some cases regrow without any intervention.
Alopecia areata is generally considered to be an autoimmune disorder and the hair loss is caused by the immune system attacking the hair follicles, resulting in shedding of hair in affected areas.
Alopecia areata may affect children or adults of any age and occurs in 1-2% of the population.
Affected persons are generally in good health. Early age of onset, involvement of the back of the scalp, large area of involvement and history of other autoimmune diseases may affect the chances of hair regrowth negatively.
Alopecia Areata may be treated pharmaceutically with monthly injections of corticosteroid.
it is our recommendation that Bioscal® is used to remove obstacles to natural, healthy hair growth, to prepare and stimulate the scalp for new hair growth and to optimize the growth conditions for the new hair. However, underlying medical disorders are not affected and should be treated by medical practitioners.