Could my patchy beard be alopecia areata barbae?
Have you noticed irritating small areas of your beard that lose hair, have patchy areas with missing hair or wispy thin hair only, compared to the rest of your beard?
If you have, this could indicate you had a fairly rare condition called alopecia barbae also known as alopecia areata beard.
Those affected with this autoimmune disease can see hair loss patches anywhere around beard area, commonly on the cheeks or jawline.
Why do I have hair loss in just some areas of my beard?
This not a fungal infection or any other kind of skin infection, it is actually known as an autoimmune disease.
Your own immune systems mistakenly treat some of your hair follicles as foreign to your body and treat it as a threat. This leads to inflammation and irritation of the hair follicles, leading to hair loss.
What can I do about it? I don’t want to shave it all off!
Currently, there is no cure, But, there is some very promising new research showing that new evidence-based alopecia areata treatment is on the way.
Visit a dermatologist or other skin care specialist or medical professional for advice.
For many sufferers, the problem can just go away after a few months, usually because of a related triggering underlying cause like stress or anxiety has been managed. So stick with it!
We research into the wider causes and triggers of alopecia areata here.
There are treatments available, some more effective than others including: –
- Steroid Injections – To suppress the local immune reaction
- Run-on Steroids – Creams, gel or sprays available over the counter.
- Hair Thickeners – To thicken the appearance of surrounding healthy hair
- Growth stimulators – Focusing on stimulating blood circulation to the area.
- Hair transplantation – But this is rarely used for the beard!
But, as we said there is no current cure, so these treatments will usually only last for as long as you continue to use them.
How long does it take to go away?
Hair loss caused by alopecia barbae, alopecia areata beard, can commonly grow back within a few months without treatment. So keep trying, don’t give up on your beard!
How serious is Alopecia Barbae?
Alopecia areata beard is not serious, not contagious and causes no other health problems. So please remember this as you look into different, sometimes expensive, treatments.
Examples of available treatment products: –
Here are a few examples of Alopecia Areata Beard, alopecia barbae treatment products available over the counter today: –
- Using wild natural yew , ginkgo, Polygonum and dozens of rare and valuable native medicinal plants, safe and healthy.
- Use within one week after the basic control hair loss, 1-3 months and gradually grow new hair.
- For seborrheic alopecia , androgenic alopecia , alopecia areata, physical alopecia , chemical alopecia.
- This product will be placed thermostat 20 degrees in the shade. Shelf life is 3 years.
ACCELERATE HAIR GROWTH & PREVENT HAIR LOSS – Our hair growth tonic contains highly efficient active ingredients which stimulate blood circulation and deliver vital vitamins and nutrients to hair follicles. This boosts hair growth and combats hereditary hair loss.
MORE EFFECTIVE THAN MINOXIDIL – Panthrix contains Redendsyl®, the active ingredient distinguished in 2014 with the In-Cosmetics Silver Award for innovative active ingredients. This contains the patented molecules DHQG and EGCG2, which promote the multiplication of stem cells of hair follicles. Clinical tests show that Redensyl® is 81% more effective than Minoxidil.
EASY DISPENSING – Just press the pump cap to dispense whatever amount you need. Usually, 3 to 6 pumps are enough to cover your scalp with the active ingredients.
FAST RESULTS – The first signs of improvement should be visible within the first two months. You should see excellent results within about three months.
2-MONTH SUPPLY – With recommended use twice per day, the 100ml bottle is enough for about 60 days.