Alopecia areata in children
Alopecia areata affects 1.7 % of the world's population. About 1/2 of patients with alopecia areata develop their first patch of hair loss prior to age 18. Options include treatments that block or alter the inflammatory process.
The 6 most common treatments for children include:
1. topical steroids
2. steroid injections (usually for children over 10)
3. Topical minoxidil
Other less commonly used options include oral tofacitinib (age 12 and over) and topical tofacitinib,
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