Dr Pineda Dr. Vinson Pineda, president and CEO of Dermclinic and his daughter Dr. Angela Pineda, executive vice president.

A thorough understanding about Alopecia Areata

October 5, 2021 People's Tonight 1155 views

ALOPECIA Areata is an autoimmune hair disorder where cells in your immune system surround and attack your hair follicles and cause hair loss. It usually starts with one but can progress to several small, bald spots around the scalp and even on the eyebrows.

This is only one of the many types of hair loss that affect millions of people worldwide. Alopecia areata (hair loss) is a medical concern that is more frequent in men and women from ages 40-60 years old, who use strong chemical hair treatments and dyes, and who may experience psychological stress. It’s important to spread knowledge about this matter so that it can be addressed and your condition can be treated. The earlier the diagnosis, the more it can prevent further balding.

What are the three common types of alopecia areata? Alopecia Areata refers to the coin-like patches on the scalp or other parts of the body. Alopecia Totalis is the complete hair loss on the scalp. Alopecia Universalis is the complete loss of hair on the scalp, face, and body.

One can get alopecia areata at any age. However, most people develop it by 30 years of age, or to some, it begins during childhood or teenage years. According to the website of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, there are 147 million people worldwide who are affected by alopecia areata with a lifetime risk of 2.1 percent. This goes to show that people should take alopecia seriously. There is no cure for alopecia areata just yet, but there are treatments and products available in the market to help with hair regrowth.

Dr. Vinson B. Pineda formulated Regroe Minoxidil, the first topical hair growth treatment uniquely formulated for Filipinos. The use of minoxidil at 5 percent and 6 percent concentration is the safest and the most effective concentration that is accepted and proven by dermatologists around the world. Using higher-strength minoxidil does not guarantee significant hair growth and may cause side effects such as skin irritation.

This topical medication improves hair growth by improving blood circulation to the scalp to allow the absorption of more nutrients and promoting hair growth by prolonging the growth stage and increasing the size of the hair follicles. To achieve its full effect, continuous usage of Regroe Minoxidil for six months is recommended. To promote hair health, it is best partnered with Pregroe, a four-in-one hair thickening shampoo, and conditioner that can control dandruff, nourish hair strands and prevent hair damage.

Moreover, Dr. Pineda sought constant refinement with his crafts and skills that he underwent comprehensive training and teaching with Dr. Norman Orentreich, the father of Modern Hair Transplantation, to further enhance Dr. Pineda’s dermatologic surgery. That training added new advancements to hair and scalp procedures such as Advance Hair Transplants, S-Cell Hair Growth Systems, and Medical Haircial Treatments to address hair and scalp concerns of Filipinos.