Alopecia Barbae

Condition

Alopecia Barbae is patchy loss of facial hair, usually affecting men.  Alopecia Barbae is a variant of Alopecia Areata, localised to the beard area, it can appear as a single patch or multiple more widespread patches.

Cause

Alopecia Barbae is an Autoimmune condition where the autoimmune system attacks the hair follicles around the beard area causing a patch or multiple patches.

Treatment

The first step in any hair loss condition is an accurate diagnosis, from here a plan can be formed in order to achieve an outcome that you are comfortable with. There are many different supportive treatments available, as well as specialist skin pigmentation to disguise the patches.

At UK Hair Specialists we understand that hair and scalp disorders can be difficult to come to terms with. The hair on your head is a defining part of your identity and any form of hair loss can feel as if your are losing your identity resulting in loss of self-confidence and can in many cases lead to depression.

Having a consultation with a definitive diagnosis is often the first step on the road to understanding and dealing with your hair loss.

All our consultations are in complete confidence and we can discuss the many options available to you.

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