Alopecia Barbae: What to do if You’re Losing Your Beard


Alopecia Barbae refers to the hair loss, particularly at the facial area. It is a more specific description of a generalized hair loss condition Alopecia Areata, which can cause hair loss all over the body.

In such a condition, men tend to experience small round patches on their beard regardless what their age is. Sometimes, guys can experience burning sensation and soreness along with beard hair loss.


Alopecia Barbae is an autoimmune disorder which makes your immune system to attack your own hair follicles, ultimately damaging them. There are not many known causes for such a chronic hair loss condition but it is generally believed that psychological or physical stress and dietary deficiencies are the major culprits.

Moreover, there can be other things that can cause facial hair loss so it is necessary to get diagnosed by a certified hair loss specialist to know exactly what is causing your hair loss.

Special treatments for Alopecia Barbae

If there occur small patches in the beard area, there are great chances that you will be able to regrow the lost hairs by undergoing mild hair restoration treatments. However, if the condition is widespread, you may not easily get back the hair that easily and may require hair surgical treatments. Following are some effective treatment to restore the beard hair loss from Alopecia Barbae.


Over the counter hair restoration medicines such as Minoxidil, Corticosteroid and Anthralin are effective in treating beard hair loss problems.


It is a topical solution to hair loss that mostly comes in a liquid form. You need to rub the affected areas twice or thrice a day with that liquid. By continuously doing this, you would be able to see the results in a few months. Moreover, the results would only stay there if you use the solution regularly. This can also induce several side effects such as irritation, soreness, and itchiness on the face.


This a bit painful treatment that is usually done by a dermatologist. The solution is generally inserted at the areas where hair loss or bald patches has occurred. These injections are administered on monthly basis. In the severe cases of Alopecia Barbae, your doctor may also prescribe such corticosteroid pills for longer use.


The Anthralin cream is another effective remedy for many of the beard hair loss conditions. The cream is directly applied on the bald patches of the facial hair.

Beard hair Transplant

All of the above-mentioned remedies for beard hair loss have associated some side effects with them. But if you are looking for a permanent remedy that is free of side effects, nothing is better than going for a hair transplant surgery.

A beard hair transplant surgery is a lesser invasive treatment than the scalp hair transplant. Since it requires fewer grafts to fill up the bald patches of beard, the beard hair transplantation only takes a few hours to complete.

Book a free consultation

If you are suffering from Alopecia Barbae and looking for the remedies, the first step is to book a consultation with a specialist nearby you. You can get a Beard hair transplant in Dubai with the best facilities in the area. So, don’t delay and fill in the form below to book a free consultation.


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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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