Alopecia Totalis

What is Alopecia Totalis?

Alopecia Totalis is the 2nd type of Alopecia Areata which resemble the stage of complete hair loss on the scalp or complete baldness. The exact cause of Alopecia Totalis is still unknown although the Autoimmune disorder is one of the most important causes of Hair loss. Almost 20% of people can be seen suffering from this kind of hair loss. Weak immune system attacks the hair follicles resulting in severe hair fall and leads to round baldness patches all above the scalp. Apart from this, genetic factors also continue in resulting the Alopecia Totalis. There is on-sure treatment thereof although some may experience the regrowth of hairs as the time passes or as the immune system improves.

Alopecia Totalis also resemble as the skin disease causing complete baldness, not only on the head but all across the human body. Alopecia Totalis or AT can be spread in two forms:-

Alopecia Totalis can affect all age groups of people such as children, adults under the age of 40. The skin disease can also affect the nail disease and affects almost 1 out of 1,25,000 men and 1 out of 2,50,000 women.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Alopecia Totalis?

Alopecia Totalis refers to the complete hair baldness on the scalp which is an ultimate symptom of the disease. It may start with small patches on the head which may take the form of baldness later. A person having the problem of Alopecia Totalis may also have the problem of pitted & brittle nails. Apart from these, people may have the condition of scalp discomfort such as soreness, itching, tingling sensations.

What are the Causes of Alopecia Totalis?

The actual causes are still not identified, the AutoImmune disorder is taken as the serious cause of Alopecia Totalis which directly triggers the hair follicles causing inflammation and thus causing hair loss. Apart from these, the known causes are given below:-

About 5% of children can be seen affected although men and women both have equal chances of having Alopecia Totalis. Hair loss may itself catch the system of hair growth by own with having any treatment.

How is Alopecia Totalis Diagnosed?

Alopecia Totalis is taken as the skin disease which can be diagnosed by:-

What are the Treatments for Alopecia Totalis?

Once you are done with the diagnostic procedure, Doctors may ask you for several medicational, therapy and surgical treatments which are given below:-

Medications & therapy:-

Surgical Treatments:

Other Treatments:

There are many others treatments are available in the market although the effectiveness of each treatment may vary as per the consistency and human immune system and genetic factors. the treatment is:-