Alopecia Causes and Treatment: Alopecia areata is a condition where the immune system attacks its own hair follicles, which causes hair loss usually to the scalp and face. The hair follicles are present in the skin. It can affect people of any age and typically manifests as circular bald patches on the scalp or other parts of the body. In some cases, it can progress to total hair loss on the scalp (alopecia totalis) or complete loss of body hair (alopecia universalis).
If unsure of diagnosis, please speak to our clinicians who can provide potent topical corticosteroid treatment, if there is no evidence of hair regrowth. Please provide pictures of non-intimate areas if you choose the telephone consultation; pictures are not required for video consultation.