How Hair Replacement Can Help If You Have Alopecia

Posted on: 6 April 2022

Alopecia is a disease in which you suffer hair loss in different areas of the body, including the hair on your face or your head. When you suffer from total hair loss due to alopecia, or you have major hair loss and thinning, you may be embarrassed by this, or not want to go out into the public as you once did. When you suffer hair loss, it can be a hard thing to have to deal with. Hair replacement therapy can help those suffering from alopecia. Your dermatologist can help with finding a hair replacement therapy that can work for you. Read below for how hair replacement can help if you have alopecia.

Topical Corticosteroid Cream

A corticosteroid cream applied directly to the scalp in the areas that are affected by your alopecia may be able to help you regrow your hair. This steroid treatment applied directly to the scalp can help your hair follicles so they will regrow hair from the follicle. Creams are usually used in those that are younger, as injections may not be the right option for younger children suffering from this disease. It can also benefit those that do not like needles as well. A steroid cream may have more side effects, as the creams may be absorbed into other parts of the body, which can increase the chances of a side effect. Topical creams can usually be given at home, which is also a benefit.

Injectable Corticosteroid 

Corticosteroids can also be injected directly into the scalp where you have suffered hair loss. The steroid will go directly where it needs to go, although not everyone wants to have a needle inserted into their head. If injections are not for you, cream treatments may be better. Injections are sometimes a better option, as there are usually fewer chances of side effects in other parts of the body. With a needle injection, the steroid is directly inserted into the area that is affected by the disease. Injections are given at the dermatologist's office by a professional dermatologist to ensure they are being inserted into the proper areas.

Other Hair Replacement Therapies

There are other types of hair replacement therapies that may help that your dermatologist can prescribe to you, including medication that may help with hair regrowth, or that can combat the effects of alopecia. Your dermatologist can review your personal information and the cause of your hair loss, and prescribe a hair replacement therapy that can help you the best. Other types of medications may be used that are non-steroid to help with hair regrowth.

If you have hair loss due to alopecia or other types of hair loss disorders, get to your dermatologist for hair replacement therapy that can help you regrow your hair.