In Alopecia Areata round patches of hair loss appear suddenly. The hair loss is often discovered by a barber or hairdresser. The hair growing tissue stops making hair, and the hair then falls out from the roots. Why this happens is a mystery. Alopecia Areata is not contagious, is not caused by foods, nor the result of nervousness. It sometimes runs in families. Alopecia Areata has three stages. First, there is sudden hair loss. Then the patches of hair loss may enlarge. Last, new hair grows back. This takes months – sometimes more than a year. Alopecia Areata is treated by Dr. Green for patients in the DC, Virginia, and Maryland regions.
How is Alopecia Areata treated?
Hair usually grows back by itself. Sometimes the new hair is temporarily gray or white, but after a while the original color usually returns. The natural re-growth of hair can often be speeded up by Dr. Green by injecting cortisone into the area of hair loss. Unfortunately, this does not prevent new areas of hair loss. However, if new areas of hair loss appear, re-growth may be helped by injecting the cortisone. Alternatively, topical medications may also be utilized.
“You cannot go wrong with this dermatologist. Dr. Green and his staff are the very best! They go out of their way to assure patient satisfaction. I have used many services in the Bethesda location, and have always been more than satisfied. I highly recommend Dr. Green.”
Dr. David Green, M.D.
Dr. David Green is a Board certified Dermatologist in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Green specializes in Dermatology, Dermatologic Cosmetic and Laser Surgery and the treatment of Varicose Veins and vascular disorders.
He is Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a Member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American College of Phlebology. He treats patients from Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia and throughout the Mid Atlantic region.
Dr. David Green proudly offers services in his Bethesda, Maryland office.
4800 Montgomery Ln.,
Bethesda, MD 20814
OUR OFFICE IS COMPLIANT WITH THE CURRENT MARYLAND REGULATIONS INCLUDING:
10.32.09: Delegation and Assignment of Performance of Cosmetic Medical Procedures and Use of Cosmetic Medical Devices. This is a Maryland safety regulation that governs who can legally perform medical cosmetic procedures. Dr. Green administers all injectable treatments (including Botox™, Juvederm™, Voluma™, Kyblella™, and other fillers & Sclerotherapy) and laser treatments.