The most characteristic symptom of alopecia are these circular bald patches because the immune system attacks the hair follicles in that area, which causes the hair to fall out.
The causes and symptoms of circular hair loss
What remains are the circular or oval hairless areas, typical of this disease. Broken hairs can be found at the edge of these.
To date, it has not been conclusively clarified what triggers Alopecia Areata. Like hereditary hair loss, some people with alopecia areata are suspected to be more prone to it than others. Often there is a family history of the condition. In about 25 % of cases, it also occurs in a family member or in close relatives.
Types and symptoms of Alopecia Areata
There are 5 different types of Alopecia Areata:
- Alopecia multilobularis – bald spots appear in several places on the head
- Alopecia unilocularis – the hair only falls out in one place on the head
- Alopecia totalis – all hairs on the head fall out
- Alopecia universalis – rather than patches of hair loss, all the hair on the body falls out
- Alopecia ophiasis – the hair falls out like a crown around the neck and ears (this is a special and unusual form of the disease).
The good news is that in all forms of alopecia areata, once the episode is finished the patient is able to regrow hair.
Circular hair loss in women
Alopecia areata in men
What helps with circular hair loss?
Hair transplant for circular hair loss?
A reputable hair doctor will examine the bald area closely to make sure that there is no risk of the transplanted hair follicles being attacked again by the immune system.
A good and reputable hair transplant clinic will never pressure you into a hair transplant. In cases of Alopecia Areata a hair transplant can have good results, but is only suitable in certain circumstances. In the wrong circumstances, it can do more harm than good.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. The professional team of experts at Cosmedica Clinic will be happy to answer all your questions about hair transplantation for circular hair loss.
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