Alopecia and its Treatment (Including Alopecia Areata)
In the dermatology world “alopecia” is the general term for hair loss. If you saw my (Dr. Davis’s) photo on our website you would see that he has a rather handsome version of “male pattern alopecia”, also known as baldness! If you ask him he will lament that many men, unfortunately, have their otherwise handsome scalp cluttered by a thick growth of hair. However, to each his own, of course….
Most forms of “alopecia,” though, are no laughing matter. “Alopecia areata” is the medical term describing patches of complete hair loss, large or small, without any scarring or inflammation. Our dermatologists and dermatology-certified physician assistants see it often. In some cases it resolves on its own. While, in other cases there are ready and safe alopecia treatment options. Furthermore, some patients may qualify for one of our clinical research trials. These trials look at investigational new or unique prescription products available only in an FDA-approved clinical study settings. Our Dermatology Clinical Research Center of San Antonio, conducts these studies.
Our Care and Expertise
Dermatologists are specially trained to evaluate a whole variety of causes of alopecia. For example, those caused by Lupus, infections, trauma, psychological and other factors. We do our best to give each patient the personal attention they deserve and don’t engage in offering many of the advertised hair growth remedies that may provide benefit to their sellers, but not to the patients.
Medical Dermatology Services
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