Alopecia Areata Barbae
Around 5% of sufferers discover that alopecia areata beard patches (technically called Alopiecai Areata Barbae) are part of their condition. Alopecia areata barbae hair loss and treatment tends to focus on taking care of hair loss on the scalp the majority of people who've lost their hair find that they lose the majority of their hair from their scalp.
But there are occasional mild and moderate cases where alopecia areata patches develop in facial hair areas as well. This type of alopecia areata is usually referred to as "alopecia areata barbae" and it's specific to men.
Alopecia Areata Barbae Treatments
The most common treatments for alopecia areata barbae are not FDA-approved for the condition, but can still be prescribed to treat alopecia areata on the scalp. But alopecia areata beard patches should not be treated with scalp treatments. The milder alopecia areata treatment of applying cortisone cream to the affected area can, with limited results, help encourage the hair to grow back on the bald patch in your beard.
Alopecia areata barbae shows its symptoms suddenly, but just as randomly, the symptoms can disappear or clear up. Underneath the bald patches, alopecia areata does not kill or damage your hair follicles. Alopecia areata causes your immune system to send signals to your hair follicles that suppress hair growth.
When you suffer from a form of alopecia areata, it is important to remember that it is not medically harmful--you are as healthy as you ever were:
- Alopecia areata is a genetic condition.
- It is not contagious, so it won't spread to other areas of your scalp or body from contact.
- And it is not caused by stress--although it is possible to develop a "hair loss leads to stress leads to more hair loss" cycle, so it's important that you seek help and support if you sense that the condition is having an undue effect on your life.
Alopecia Areata Barbae Care
The best alopecia areata treatments for alopecia areata barbae is to keep your face clean-shaven while the condition is active, or trim your facial hair to exclude the alopecia areata beard area.
Your skin and hair follicles are still healthy, but the elements or the sun can damage them, so it's important that you care for your skin with sunscreen and lotion to protect it and keep it healthy.