Alopecia Areata in Charlotte, NC Darst Dermatology offers personalized alopecia areata in Charlotte, Matthews, and the surrounding North Carolina communities. What Is Alopecia Areata? Alopecia areata occurs when the hair on your head or body falls out in large patches. This can occur to anyone, at any age, and is thought to be hereditary. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder that causes your body’s natural defense mechanisms to attack your hair follicles. Stress, diabetes, and thyroid disorders can be associated the condition. Alopecia areata can occur sporadically, or it can result in permanent hair loss all over your body. How Is It Treated? Alopecia areata cannot be cured, but it can be managed. Cortisone injections can decrease the inflammation around hair follicles allowing them to regrow hair. Topical creams containing minoxidil can help. Since everyone responds differently to treatment, you might have to try several options before finding what works best for you. Dr. Darst, a board-certified dermatologist, offers expert alopecia areata treatment to residents of Charlotte, Matthews, and other Metrolina communities in North Carolina. Schedule a consultation today by calling 704-321-3376. Darst Dermatology is conveniently located at 11301 Golf Links Drive North, Charlotte, NC 28277.