The Canadian Alopecia Areata Foundation supports research to find a cure or effective treatment for alopecia areata, supports those affected by the disease, and endeavors to educate the public and our school systems about alopecia areata.
Alopecia areata is the loss or the absence of hair. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease, which can also involve hair all over the body. In simple terms, the immune system, for unknown reasons, attacks the hair root and causes hair loss. There are three types of alopecia areata; alopecia areata, alopecia totalis and alopecia […]
Alopecia areata can occur in both males and females. Most often, this begins in childhood, but alopecia can unknowingly occur at any age. Alopecia areata does not differentiate by race. Alopecia may resolve spontaneously within weeks or be recurrent over a lifetime.
Your doctor may refer you to a Dermatologist to confirm your diagnosis. They may decide to start treatment, or wait until you have your referral. Based on the severity of your symptoms, treatments will differ. CANAAF may be able to help you with your questions, but ultimately you need to follow professional advice. Some treatments […]