Alopecia areata is a type of hairloss that occurs when your immunesystem mistakenly attacks your hair follicles.
It is more common in people younger than 20, but all ages can be affected.
As clumps of hair fall out, people are left with completely smooth, round, hairless patches on the scalp or body.
The good news is that the hair will usually grow back slowly over a course of months.
In the office, we have a few options to speed up this re-growth process, including steroid injections, as pictured above.
Hair loss of any kind can be an emotional process, and we want to help our patients look and feel their best if we can.