Hair loss awareness month month - let's talk alopecia.

Hair Loss Awareness Month – All About Alopecia

August is recognized as Hair Loss Awareness Month and gives us the opportunity to discuss advancements in treatments and technology for something that affects the masses – alopecia areata. An Overview Both women and men are affected by alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease in which your immune system attacks healthy hair follicles. As a result, those …

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Medical Dermatology in San Antonio, TX

Living with Alopecia Areata

I first encountered Alopecia Areata nearly six years ago. Brushing my hair one morning, a significant chunk fell out onto the counter and I panicked. My fear was quickly followed by frantic hours spent looking in the mirror and covering my thinning patches. This patterned continued over the next few weeks, until more than 50% …

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