Alopecia Areata Case Study Overview in Worcester, MA

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation around the hair follicle, preventing hair from growing and most often it presents as a coin shaped lesion or discrete patches of hair loss with sharp borders. Less commonly it can be more diffuse hair loss.

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Location: Worcester, MA
Sex: Female
Age: 38 years old
Hair Loss Started: 37 years old
Hair Loss Prior to Treatment: Quickly
Treatments Tried Before: None
Diagnosis: Alopecia Areata
Treatment Plan: Low-Level Laser Therapy, Supplements – Tresse Fortifier, Revitalizer, and Prebiotic, Topical Clobetasol for 2 months

Patient History & Goals for Alopecia Areata in Worcester, MA

Elizabeth was a new patient to the Medi Tresse Worcester, MA office. Her hair loss started at 37 years old, and her concern involves seeing patches of hair loss on the back of her head. She loves her hair and it was “scary” to lose it.

Elizabeth had not tried any other treatments prior to her initial consultation with Medi Tresse.

She came to Medi Tresse seeking a solution to regrow her hair and stop the hair loss, as well as continue to maintain the hair regrowth. She is diagnosed with alopecia areata, which is a common autoimmune disease that affects approximately 7 million people in the United States.

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation around the hair follicle. This prevents hair from growing and often it presents as a coin shaped lesion or discrete patches of hair loss with sharp borders. Less commonly it can be more diffuse hair loss. In Elizabeth’s case, she had an area of patchy hair loss on the back of her scalp.

Medi Tresse Treatments for Alopecia Areata in Worcester, MA

With all of our treatments, we have three main goals: stop further loss, make the hair you have thicker, healthier, and if possible regrow hair. We like to remind all of our patients that attaining any of these goals is a success.

Elizabeth and the Medi Tresse team decided that the best treatment plan for her would be Low-Level Laser Therapy, Medi Tresse At Home Supplements (Tresse Fortifier, Revitalizer, and Prebiotic), and topical clobetasol for 2 months.

Clobetasol is a corticosteroid to treat skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.  However, it is also a strong anti-inflammatory, which makes it a good option for patients experiencing alopecia areata. 

What is LLLT?

Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) provides a safe, comfortable treatment option to restore thinning hair and address visible hair loss. The lights used in LLLT are cold-beam lasers. These forms of light are not capable of burning skin, which makes prolonged use safe for patients.

While LLLT has many benefits when it comes to treating hair loss, what makes it a great treatment option for patients with Alopecia Areata is its ability to decrease inflammation.  The LLLT devices at Medi Tresse have been cleared by the FDA for treating female hair loss.

Lastly, supplements for hair regrowth are important for any individual going through female hair loss. As a part of the Healthy Body Bundle, the Tresse Fortifier, Revitalizer, and Prebiotic are exclusively sold by Medi Tresse.

The Healthy Body Bundle addresses total body inflammation starting in the gut while supporting nutritional factors that may play a role in hair growth and shedding in a three-step oral program.

Specially curated marine and botanical ingredients are the basis of the natural supplement for hair regrowth, with amino acids and vitamins to support this global approach. Nourishing your body with the prebiotics it needs to grow and regrow stronger, longer, fuller hair.

This natural supplement for hair regrowth will ship to anywhere in the United States and delivered right to your home. The Medi Tresse team recommends booking an initial consultation to determine if the Healthy Body Bundle is right for you. 

Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) and prescription medicine is available at the following Medi Tresse locations: Boston, MAWorcester, MA, Westchester, NY, New York City, NY, and the Chattanooga, TN office. 

Patient Results for Alopecia Areata

There is no cure for Alopecia Areata and even when the hair completely regrows, a flare up can re-occur at any time and there are treatments to help manage it. Elizabeth is happy with the current results, which are 2 months apart in the photo below. She will be monitored by Medi Tresse ensuring any future flare ups are treated.

If you suspect that you may have Alopecia Areata, book your initial consultation with your nearest Medi Tresse office.

All case studies are from real patients at Medi Tresse affiliated practices, and may not reflect the typical patient’s experience, and are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Individual results may vary. However, these results are meant as a showcase of what these patients have achieved. Not all patients can achieve the results depicted here and it is important to speak with your Medi Tresse practitioner about your individual case and the best treatment plan for you.

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