In our clinics, we are seeing an increasing number of patients experiencing hair loss after COVID-19. For this reason, we wanted to share information about this type of hair loss. The best dermatologists know that hair loss can be very stressful for those troubled with it. We hope this information reduces some of your stress during these trying times.
Alopecia areata is one of the most common causes of hair loss. This is an autoimmune condition where patches of hair are generally lost on the scalp. Though it can be more widespread or affect virtually any area of the body that has hair including the beard in men or eyebrows\eyelashes of females. The condition can afflict a very broad spectrum of the population. Hands-down, alopecia areata is the most common cause of hair loss in children, but it also may affect individuals at any point during their life.