Alopecia Areata Treatment

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For patients navigating the uncertainty of Alopecia Areata, the medical team at Green Square Health offers a structured approach to diagnosis, monitoring, and intervention.

Why is targeted Alopecia Areata care crucial?

Alopecia Areata, an autoimmune disorder causing unpredictable hair loss, can impact one’s confidence and overall mental well-being. By addressing it early and comprehensively, patients can better manage its progression. Green Square Health’s approach is not just about treating the condition but also understanding the silent and unnoticed triggers, ensuring early detection and intervention.

Who should consider seeing the doctors at GSH for Alopecia Areata?

People who have had sudden patches of hair loss that is bothering them should be investigated by a doctor with experience in the different types of hair loss to diagnose if it is indeed alopecia areata.
Timely diagnosis is vital to apply the correct treatment, as this can reduce the severity size of hair loss, and can speed up the time to regrowth.

Specific Risk Indicators for Alopecia Areata:

  • Family history of autoimmune disorders.
  • Previous episodes of sudden and unexplained hair loss.
  • Presence of other autoimmune conditions.
  • Stressful life events prior to the onset.

Medicare Rebate:

  • The consultation attracts a Medicare rebate for patients who hold a valid Medicare card. For those who do not, a detailed receipt can be provided to claim from their insurer. The injection and procedure should it be required does not attract a Medicare rebate.

The Green Square Health Alopecia Areata Approach

  1. Comprehensive Assessment (30-45 minutes): Begin with an in-depth consultation with our experienced practitioners. At this visit we will discuss your medical history, family history, timeline of hair loss, examination of the area using a dermatoscope, and preparation of investigations if appropriate.
  2. Treatment: After your initial assessment, a review with your General Practitioner will be arranged to arrange for the treatment. In some circumstances the assessment plus treatment may be possible in the same session (usually 45 minutes required).

Preparing for Your Alopecia Areata Care

Before attending your appointment, consider:

  • Details of any past episodes of hair loss.
  • Existing medications and their durations.
  • Any supplements or vitamins currently taken.
  • Treatments that have been trialled, their level of success, and any side effects.
  • Family history concerning autoimmune disorders.

Take the Step Towards Confident Hair Health

Prioritise your hair and overall well-being by choosing Green Square Health’s for your Alopecia Areata care. Schedule your appointment seamlessly via gshealth.com.au.

Should you have any queries or wish to book a consultation, please reach out to us without hesitation.

Meet the GP: Dr Atari Metcalf

At Green Square Health, we are proud to introduce Dr. Atari Metcalf, who has a special interest in the management of skin conditions such as cystic acne, and alopecia areata. With his expertise and dedication, Dr. Metcalf is here to provide compassionate care and support to you for the management of your alopecia areata.

Booking an Appointment

Booking an appointment with Dr. Atari Metcalf or any of our healthcare professionals is easy and convenient. You can book online via our website at www.gshealth.com.au. We understand that timely access to care is essential for your teen’s well-being, and our user-friendly online booking system makes it simple to schedule an appointment that suits your needs.

Dr Atari Metcalf

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