Alopecia areata: Yellow dots

Yellow dots in AA


Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease affecting nearly 2% of the world’s population.

This condition is potentially regrowable although some patients have more challenging types of alopecia areata to regrow than others.

The photo shows typical “yellow dots” by dermoscopy. The yellow dots represent hair follicle openings that are filled with keratin. 
Yellow dots are very common in patients with AA. Together with black dots and short vellus hairs, yellow dots are associated with disease severity.

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

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