Circular, Dime sized, Facial Hair loss
Ryan

South Africa

#1075 Dec 19, 2011
Peter, in my opinion, and the medical profession, alopecia areata has nothing to do with circulation. our immune systems go out of whack (for whatever reasons) and attack our hair follicles in their confusion. that its our white blood cells that are the cause, tho the trigger could be anything ... like for me i think it started round the time i got a cat (i am mildly allergic to cats too), as well as when I got some skin injections with Restylane (hyaluronic acid ... similar to collagen ... all "natural") to fix a scar on my face. the Restylane gets broken down and reabsorbed by the body after a year so I have to have these injections repeated yearly. which is probably why I've never really recovered, because I keep on doing these yearly injections. I think my body senses its a foreign substance, even though its very benign and innocous. my hair loss is patchy, but very small little patches here and there, smaller than a pinkie finger nail. but its affected by beard and a bit of my hairline. literally the hair falls out overnight (although the inflammatory response under the skin could have been there for weeks). since the age of 25 (im now 35), i have a lot of colorless beard hair mixed in with dark hair (my hair is naturally very dark). also the look of mild patchiness (which wasnt always like that). ive been to 10 different Derms over the years who have never diagnosed it, though the last one I saw a month ago said it could be AA. Ive never had treatment before. I guess ive also had hair grow back naturally. it also was never bad. unfortunately the trigger remains a mystery (whether its my cat, the Restylane injections or something else) which is why the AA never really goes away for good. I think things like Restylane injections, botox injections, breast implants, vaccinations and other foreign things that get in our body are the culprit which sends our immune system on a rampage. allergies could also be related. oh yea, and the hair on my arms is far less than it used to be. the only reason i cant say this is AA for sure, is because i have waxed my arms a lot over the years.
Ryan

South Africa

#1076 Dec 19, 2011
so obviously treatment can be moderately successful such as with intralesional corticosteroids which would ameliorate/remove the localized immune response to the hair. which are white T-cells predominantly as well as a few other white cells like Langerhans cells and macrophages. which would allow the hair to regrow. but it could also be temporary regrowth. obviously in my opinion, the best thing is to find the root cause. like in my case it could be the Restylane injections or cat allergy or something else. I may try avoid the injection and live with the scar for a year to see if theres an improvement in the AA. it just sucks that it might not be the injections being the cause and yet I dont have the scar treated
Ryan

South Africa

#1077 Dec 19, 2011
Peter wrote:
Hey trav...
Actally heavy metal toxicity has been linked to cause AA but theres more study to be done on this side. I'm 36, my AA condition: I have bald spots on both side above my ears and about 3 on my beard area. I tried injections before however, hair came back and it fell off again. So I stopped getting them after learning they can cause permanent damage to the scalp after time. Me and two other friends are doing extensive reasearch to find a cure and we will never give up on it. Question, do you eat soybeans or avocado regularly, how ofter if so? During a reasearch I learned that soybeans contains an anti-nutrient called "Phytic Acid" which blocks this sequence of minerals: magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc. Going back to circulation; if the capillaries are not able to absorb these nutrients then it will not absorb any of the vitamins. It points out that capillaries are a web-network on our body however because it's the head, negative gravity pushes all the baf stuff upwards which ends up on our capillaries, getting them dry and not reaching the point of diffusion where nutrient and oxygen exchange take place. Next week I'll be trying something called "VeinPc" which focuses primarily on the capillary network. In combination, I'll be doing extensive cardio for circulation to help this supplement reach the capillaries and clean any cloggs there. Have you watch your diet carefully, what you eat or drink? May be there is something toxic that is affecting your immune system. Did you ever get a stomach pain from eating an apple or peanuts?
Best wishes Trav!
Peter
Peter, maybe thats a cause for some other hairloss. but AA is the immune system thats gotten messed up. so i cant see what youre saying has to do with that. good luck
danielle_d

Bucharest, Romania

#1078 Dec 20, 2011
Concerning hair loss issue, I was fighting with this, too. I tried a lot of things, I spent a lot of money and still after all that, nothing really happened, nothing had changed...
But, one day, I found on the internet, more specifically, on this website http://topqualityhealthproducts.com
some products that helped me out, they have also products who treats hair loss in men cases, my husband had this problem too.
I hope this post will help someone, I was just trying to be helpful.
Have a nice day!
Rick

Hawthorn, Australia

#1079 Dec 20, 2011
Hi all the vitamins are Fusion, hair tonic and multiple vitamin.as said girl here on news had total loss and went on this and grown back...I have no idea if really works but my health shop said very pop product...only been on 3 days but will let all know how I go over next few weeks
Rick

Hawthorn, Australia

#1080 Dec 25, 2011
Merry Xmas to all. Hope everyone gets hair from Santa lol
Joe

United States

#1081 Dec 26, 2011
Hey guys, I have the same problem with the bald spots on the face. Its been a year since it started, and it started as a single small spot but today I have 2 big noticable spots (even when shaved), one on the chin and the other covers chin, neck and cheek.
I'm curious about this doctor who claims to have found a cure? has anyone emailed him or ordered his product...PeciaMatrix? I would like to hear more about that
Zack

Brooklyn, NY

#1082 Dec 26, 2011
Rick wrote:
Hi all the vitamins are Fusion, hair tonic and multiple vitamin.as said girl here on news had total loss and went on this and grown back...I have no idea if really works but my health shop said very pop product...only been on 3 days but will let all know how I go over next few weeks
Rick i have been on the hair tonic and multivitamins for 2months now and no hair growth yet.
I have just reordered more because its better to take something that will support hair growth rather than just ignore it.... Maybe it will take more time.
I have lost about 70 % of all the body hair now.
If i can manage to keep my eyebrows and eye lashes i can live with it.
Eddie

New York, NY

#1083 Dec 30, 2011
I havent posted here in a while, wanted to give you guys an update.

I started too like everyone with a very small patch almost 11 months ago. The patch grew to the size of a dime in about 6 months. Then it started to grow back, but at the same time another spot on the other side of my face started growing. The original spot is about 90% filled back in now. And the 2nd spot is growing back VERY fast now, much faster than the first spot did.

It appears to run in 6 month cycles. I have a spot under my chin as well but that doesnt bother me much as its not too noticeable.

So guys it definitely can grow back, stay positive. I'm not cured yet, but the 2nd spot is growing back in thick and fast, i am SO HAPPY! it has grown back about 25% in just a few weeks.
Eddie

New York, NY

#1084 Dec 30, 2011
BTW, just my opinion, but I would stay away from all those steroids, injections and creams. I never took any of those things because from what I read you are just as likely to grow it back by doing nothing, whereas steroids can actually make it worse and have side affects. I know a guy that seems to have beaten this completely, and he also never took anything.

I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but I have taken Acai fruit pulp drinks (brazilian superfruit as they call it, I also have taken ENSURE 25 gram protein shakes for extra protein, and i recently started taking omega 3 fish oil capsules. just try to keep everything natural.
Jay

Lowell, MA

#1085 Dec 30, 2011
Eddie wrote:
BTW, just my opinion, but I would stay away from all those steroids, injections and creams. I never took any of those things because from what I read you are just as likely to grow it back by doing nothing, whereas steroids can actually make it worse and have side affects. I know a guy that seems to have beaten this completely, and he also never took anything.
I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but I have taken Acai fruit pulp drinks (brazilian superfruit as they call it, I also have taken ENSURE 25 gram protein shakes for extra protein, and i recently started taking omega 3 fish oil capsules. just try to keep everything natural.
Thanks for the update Eddie! Glad to hear your making progress. And thanks for the suggestions as well. I've found that staying positive is the best way to handle this.
christin

Burbank, CA

#1086 Dec 31, 2011
JAY wrote:
i have the same thing on my chin been there for like 6 months. now i noticed a little spoton the back of my head. the doctor gave me some pills, but nothing has worked!! can anyone help
hi my husband has the exact same thing he does ac/heat. I know it was a long tim ago that u posted but if u know what it is?
James

Norrtälje, Sweden

#1087 Jan 5, 2012
Have the same issue with balding in one spot on the right side of my chin. It started out small but with in a month its already a size of a quarter . Blond hairs are showing up in time, and my skin is obvious.

Why this is happening ?- Your bodies immune system is attacking your hair follicles as some type of defense system. If you have used prescription drugs in the past this could have a mild reason to the effect. But I dont know that for sure.

You are best off talking to a dermatologist about this issue you are having with hair loss. Not your doctor.

So far as we know there is no cure for the hair loss. Only creams that mildly help.

The down side to all of this is your social and mental health.

If you have similar symptoms you most likely have what is called "Alopecia" but there are different types of alopecia. Make sure you understand what it is you are dealing with before you jump to a conclusion. Stress and anxiety will not help you in anyway.- James
James

Norrtälje, Sweden

#1088 Jan 5, 2012


this may help you understand a little better
adrian

Solana Beach, CA

#1089 Jan 9, 2012
Mayotruck wrote:
This was actually the ringworm. I ended up getting rid of it using one of these remedies(i used them all so not sure which one worked)
1) 1-6 bleach to water solution
2) Drinking Apple Cider Vinager (A few tablespoons daily)
3) Nail polish remover on the affected area
4) Antibactiral Soap on affected area.
All these were home remedies I looked up and I used them for about 2 weeks daily. Gone now, and no sign of returning.
:)
which worked I think???
Peter

Los Angeles, CA

#1090 Jan 11, 2012
Hey I read a book called "Super Immunity" at the bookstore. This doctor in the book claims he could cure or make better like 80% of Auto immune conditions naturally. He basically said don't eat wheat, eat greens and take a few vitimans.

Looks like a whole lifestyle change. The guys name was Dr. Fuhrman. It might worth trying his program because he said in his book he cured some peoples lupus in as little as a month. Anyone wanna try this? I only have like 38 bucks to my name right now so I can't afford it this week. But soon I will be able to try it :)
Rick

Springvale, Australia

#1091 Jan 18, 2012
Whiskers on face white, now have 1/2doz patches on head, does this stop, had since march
Peter

Los Angeles, CA

#1092 Jan 22, 2012
I just had to have a CT scan done on my head. Wonder how this radiation will effect my patches. Hopefully no effect or it makes them grow back some how,lol.
Jose

Denver, CO

#1093 Jan 22, 2012
laid back wrote:
HEY ALL LET'S TAKE A POLL... HOW MANY OF YOU ARE CAUCASIAN AND HOW MANY ARE AFRICAN AMERICAN?? I have a feeling this is mostly in Caucasian men.
No I'm Latino. Same problem .. I'm 25 smoker, and I take multivitamins and products from Gnc. I'm using the cortizol creame, but no luck yet..
Peter

Los Angeles, CA

#1094 Jan 22, 2012
Who here had a cat scan before this beard spots started? I just realized I had a cat scan and only a month or so later was when this started. Could be a connection here with the radiation.

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