The Ultimate Guide To Alopecia Treatment

Man Suffering from alopecia

Nowadays people around the world being more curious about their appearance want to look elegant and beautiful. Whereas, hair loss can dent their desire to a great extent.

With the increasing number of hair loss sufferers all over the world, more individuals have come forward wondering to know the exact reasons behind their hair loss condition and to find out a suitable treatment for that.

Alopecia areata is a hereditary disease that causes a different pattern of hair loss in different people. Here is everything you need to know about Alopecia treatment:

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder which causes hair loss. It occurs when your immune system attacks your own body, damaging the hair follicles.

What are the early signs of alopecia?

In alopecia, the hair-loss usually occurs in patches. The condition initiates with causing a round shaped patch on the area of the scalp where the hair fall happened. The number of patches increase with the time and then results in complete baldness in most cases. However, early treatment may help to stop the condition by avoiding complete baldness.

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Alopecia Treatment Options

1. Medical treatment

Corticosteroid injections

After the proper examination, if your condition is found to be as mild alopecia areata, most hair experts would prescribe corticosteroids for you. The medications will be injected with the help of a series of injections into the area of the scalp where hair fall occurs.

The corticosteroids play a vital role in protecting your immune system from attacking the hair follicles. The regular treatments would help you grow a significant amount of hair within 4-6 weeks.


In the case of extensive alopecia, a rubbing solution known as diphencryprone is used to counter the hair fall condition.

Once you are all set for the treatment, the clinician will rub the surface of your scalp with an exceedingly concentrated solution of diphencryprone.

The treatment procedure will continue for the three months to obtain maximum regrowth of the hair.


Minoxidil can be used to cure alopecia at its very early stages. With the mild alopecia, minoxidil can help to restore a considerable quantity of hair if applied regularly.

Minoxidil may not react to an extensive behavior of alopecia. However, it can complementarily be used with another alopecia treatment to get the desired outcomes.

Oral Corticosteroids

In an extreme alopecia condition, oral corticosteroids can be used but for a short period as they may introduce some severe side effects.

Most dermatologists try to avoid prescribing oral corticosteroid until very severe alopecia. Following are the side effects that can be caused by oral corticosteroids.

  • High blood pressure
  • Swelling
  • Increase in weight

Other Immunosuppressant tablets

Some other Immunosuppressant pills can help reduce the hair fall and in some cases restore a significant amount of hair. These include cyclosporine, methotrexate, and azathioprine.

2. Home Remedies for Alopecia Treatment

Home remedies are the most commonly used treatment options for the hair loss condition. Most of the people start using homemade products without researching much about them which can be dangerous for health.

Here we are going to discuss all the beneficial home remedies that may not adequately treat the disease but can help with another treatment to enhance the outcomes.

Diet to Correct Autoimmune Disorder

If you are going through an alopecia hair loss condition, you need to make a few changes to your food to correct the extensive hair loss behavior.

As the alopecia is an autoimmune disorder, you need to adopt a diet plant that helps in preventing the immune system from attacking hair follicles. Following are the few tips to alter the diet plan in a way it can stop autoimmune disorder.

  • Avoid dairy and cereals intake
  • Try to eat foods rich in minerals and vitamins
  • Add more iron, zinc, and biotin in your diet
  • Eat more leafy greens and lean meat

If you are confused about the reasons behind your hair fall condition, talk to your doctor for a more suitable diet plan for your problem.

Do not over style

People love to maintain their personality and identity. A hairstyle plays an essential role in describing the characteristics of your look. In this regard, most people tend to apply some chemical products for their styling which may be dangerous in some cases.

Styling with chemical products can alter the behavior of hair growth causing a temporary or permanent hair loss condition. Most of the hair experts suggest to avoid the over styling of hair and preferably use some natural oils in an intention to better the growth of your hair.

Here is the list of some homemade products that can help to treat Alopecia

  • Onion Juice
  • Rosemary oil
  • Garlic juice
  • Lavender oil
  • Fenugreek seeds
  • Green Tea
  • Chinese Hibiscus
  • Licorice root
  • Almond oil
  • Mustard oil
  • Curry leaves
  • Coconut liquid
  • Coconut oil

3. Other Treatments

Alopecia Treatments with the help of PRP

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is one of the latest developments in the area of non-surgical hair restoration techniques. PRP for hair loss has been proven successful treatment for restoring a right quantity of natural hair.

In the treatment procedure, the clinician will collect a blood sample from the body of a sufferer. The obtained blood clot will be indulged into a specialized apparatus to separate out the Platelet Rich Plasma from the blood. This PRP is then injected into the scalp of the patient where the alopecia occurs.

The collected PRP has higher growth factors than all the other blood of the body. These growth factors stimulate the collagen production allowing hair follicles to become healthy and grow more hair.

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FUE hair transplant for Alopecia Treatment

Hair transplant is usually not feasible to treat the alopecia areata because of the insufficient hair follicles at the donor site of the scalp. Whereas, it can address a few selected cases where the hair loss is not extensive and irregular.

FUE hair transplantation procedure can be carried out to correct the pattern baldness in alopecia areata. But it is recommended to consult your nearest hair expert to choose a suitable treatment for your hair loss.

Alopecia Treatment in Dubai

Hair Transplant Clinic Dubai has all the latest possible remedies to conquer the Alopecia Areata at different stages. The Clinic is very keen to identify the new and unique treatment options that can efficiently deal at all the stages of Alopecia Areata.

Free Consultation

To give you the best advice on your hair loss condition, the Hair Transplant Clinic Dubai has introduced a free consultation in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. If you are a sufferer and seeking for the best suitable remedy for your condition, feel free to book a free consultation and avail our limited services by just filling an online form or by contacting us on the given numbers.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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