There are several ways to treat Alopecia Areata, and results vary among patients. Patients with small areas of hair loss can either wait to see how their condition progresses, or treat themselves using over-the-counter Rogaine (Minoxidil). Rogaine widens blood vessels, allowing a greater amount of nutrients to reach the hair follicle.
For more severe cases, the patient’s physician may perform corticosteroid injections in the area of concern, to decrease the patient’s overactive immune response. This is actually quite effective at halting hair loss.
When these methods fail, surgical options do exist to move other hair-bearing areas into areas of baldness. This is not commonly performed and a specialist in hair procedures should be sought out.