Regrowth in AA: Vellus Hairs
Regrowth in alopecia areata can either be spontaneous regrowth whereby hair grows even without treatment or can be regrowth directly attributed to a treatment that was used. This photo shows regrowth from steroid injections in a patient with alopecia areata. Exclamation mark hairs (arrow) are still present indicating that some some amount of growth inhibitory disease activity is still present. This may prevent full regrowth of this patch or the activity may diminish over time on account of the treatment that was given.
Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887