Alopecia (Baldness)

If you just received your diagnosis and have had alopecia areata for less than a year, your dermatologist may recommend a wait-and-see approach. Your hair may regrow on its own, making treatment unnecessary.

When treatment becomes necessary, your dermatologist will consider many factors, including:

Your age

The amount of hair loss you have

Where you have hair loss

It’s important to know that no one treatment works for everyone. To find one that helps, you may need to try a few types of treatment or different medications. Here’s what your dermatologist may recommend.