“I will tell you the truth...I had
tried everything under the sun to get my hair to grow back, with no luck.
Most things I tried were part of a system to get hair growth, and though
it made my hair stronger in seven months time, I really saw NO hair growth!..."
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Alopecia areata appears as discrete, smooth, round patches of hair loss about the size of a coin or larger. There may be one or several of these coin-sized patches of hair loss. This condition is most often limited to one area of the body but can affect the scalp, beard, eyebrows, eyelashes, or any hair on the body. The cause of alopecia areata remains a mystery. It is not uncommon, affecting approximately 2% of the population, and may occur at any age. It is equally common among women and men, and aside from hair loss, those affected are usually healthy otherwise. In some cases, the bald area(s) will spontaneously regrow hair over several months without treatment. In other cases, the bald spots may progressively enlarge.
Many agents that are used to treat cancer will cause hair cells to stop dividing, stopping hair growth. Up to 90% of the hairs may fall out 1 to 3 weeks after cancer treatment. Fortunately, the hair does re-grow, in most cases when the treatment is completed. Cancer patients should be warned of this side effect so that they have the opportunity to prepare for any possible hair loss, such as getting a wig or hairpiece, if desired, prior to treatment.