Is there a cure for Alopecia Areata?
There are many sufferers, clinicians and medical professionals constantly searching for a cure for alopecia areata. Currently, this autoimmune skin disease cannot be prevented or cured. However, there are a wide variety of treatment options now available that can deal with the symptoms for the duration of the treatment.
Even though there is no cure for alopecia areata, depending on the extent of hair loss, there is a very good chance that around 80% of sufferers can experience complete hair regrowth within a year, without any treatment. Further hair loss episodes could still occur in the future.
If there is extensive hair loss, the chance of regrowth is greatly reduced. Research shows that those experiencing hair loss of over a half at the start, or total hair loss at any stage, have as little as 10% chance of a full recovery. Young children, or those sufferers with other conditions including eczema, can also see their chances of full hair regrowth limited.
See our latest research page on alopecia areata treatment to find out the current options available to stimulate hair regrowth, embrace the look, or even to disguise, cover or conceal.