Alopecia (Hair Loss)

What It Is

Vitiligo is a condition characterized by the loss of pigment in the skin. Caused by the loss or destruction of pigment-producing cells called melanocytes, the effect of vitiligo results in white patches or spots that can appear anywhere on the body.  Family history, autoimmune conditions, stress, sun exposure, and/or chemical exposure are among the risk factors that can increase a person’s likelihood of developing vitiligo, which may occur at any age.

How DSCCA Can Help

Although there is no cure for alopecia, your hair follicles can sometimes regrow hair early if scarring has not occurred. The earlier hair loss is detected and treated, the better the outcome. At DSCCA, our dermatologists can develop a treatment plan to help re-grow your hair. While there are a number of treatment options to stimulate and increase hair growth, including over-the-counter and prescription medication, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and laser therapy, the treatment plan will be designed specifically for you.