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Alopecia Treatment in Nashville, TN

At New Life Physicians, located in Brentwood, the residents of Nashville, Franklin and the surrounding areas of Tennessee, rely on the experience and expertise of regenerative medicine specialist Dr. Morgan Moor to treat alopecia.

What is Alopecia?

Alopecia is an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss in men, women and children of any age. The onset of the hair loss may happen suddenly, randomly and become recurrent. There are different types of alopecia including:

  • Alopecia Areata: Hair loss that occurs in patches that are typically small and round, and may occur anywhere on the body.
  • Alopecia Totalis: Total loss of hair on the scalp.
  • Alopecia Universalis: Total loss of hair on the body.
  • Androgenetic Alopecia: Male/Female pattern baldness (not caused by auto-immune conditions).

While alopecia itself does not harm bodily health in any way, apart from changes in the appearance of the nails in some patients, coping with hair loss may prove challenging for many.

What causes Alopecia?

Alopecia occurs when the body’s immune system erroneously attacks the growing cells in hair-producing `follicles’, where hair growth begins. This prevents them from producing new hair and causes existing hair to fall out; however the cells that produce hair growth, the follicles, remain active so the potential for re-growth is there. Alopecia affects people of all ages and from all ethnic groups.

How common is Alopecia?

Statistics vary, but it is commonly accepted that about 1.7 percent of the population will suffer from some form of alopecia during their lifetime. This includes more than four million people in the United States, with women and men being equally affected. About 25 percent of people with alopecia have alopecia in their family history.

Is Alopecia hereditary?

About 25 percent of alopecia patients have a family history of the disorder; however, genetic factors alone will not cause alopecia to occur, nor will you pass on an `alopecia gene’ to your children. It is believed that a combination of genes may predispose some individuals to the condition, meaning it is possible that anyone may experience alopecia at some point in your lifetime.

Why did I get Alopecia?

People who have had eczema, asthma or a thyroid disease are more likely to develop alopecia; however, the majority of people who do develop the disorder are not aware of being in either of these categories, so susceptibility is most likely due to a combination of genes. Some studies have revealed a link between stress or trauma and the onset of alopecia.

How is Alopecia Treated at New Life Physicians?

ACell + PRP is a state-of-the-art treatment for alopecia areata. ACell + PRP Therapy prevents additional hair loss, stimulates growth of hair follicles, renews miniaturizing hairs to stimulate growth and restores hair quality and quantity in patients with thinning hair. The delivery of ACell + PRP causes miniaturized hair follicles to become healthier and larger, leading to increased hair growth. ACell is known to activate follicular progenitor cells (adult stem cells) while PRP delivers a series of growth factors that promote rapid angiogenesis and localized cell growth.

If you live in Nashville, Franklin or the surrounding areas of Tennessee, rely on the experience and expertise of Dr. Morgan Moor to treat your alopecia at New Life Physicians in Brentwood. Contact her today!