Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Alopecia Areata Treatment

Alopecia areata does not require treatment because it does not pose a risk to a person's health. Treatment focuses on medications that help to promote hair growth. However, drug therapy does not always result in improvement. Treatment for alopecia areata may include topical corticosteroids, anthralin therapy, corticosteroid injections, minoxidil, and finasteride.

Treatment for alopecia areata may include:

Alopecia Areata Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat alopecia areata:

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Last Updated: Jun 3, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Alopecia Areata References
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