FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes there are and it does help to talk and share with others in the same situation. It is possible to live a full active life with alopecia. Roches also run workshops and open days for people with alopecia. Email us at info@roches.ie if you would like to be updated on all our events.

Talk to your G.P. who may monitor your condition or refer you to a dermatologist. You could try our concealing powders and creams for small patches or overall thinning too.

At present, there is no cure for alopecia areata, although the hair may return by itself. There are various creams on the market which attempt to stimulate the follicle to produce hair again and some dermatologists suggest cortisone injections.

Even though we have a resident trichologist and understand alopecia in its various forms, we advise you to see your G.P. or Dermatologist. We do not sell lotions or creams.

Alopecia usually starts with a bald patch, which often disappears within six months to two years. Sometimes two patches can merge together and wider areas will be affected. In some cases total baldness may occur.

There is no way at present to predict the course of alopecia in individual clients. Research suggests that 65% of people will experience one or two patches of hair loss while 35% will experience more persistent hair loss. Approximately 7% will experience total hair loss.

Alopecia usually starts with a bald patch, which often disappears within six months to two years. Sometimes two patches can merge together and wider areas will be affected. In some cases total baldness may occur.

There is no way at present to predict the course of alopecia in individual clients. Research suggests that 65% of people will experience one or two patches of hair loss while 35% will experience more persistent hair loss. Approximately 7% will experience total hair loss.

Research suggests that at any one time, one in a thousand people may be affected, but over a lifetime the risk of experiencing alopecia areata can be as high as one or two per hundred.

No, it is not a nervous disorder. You have not caused alopecia. It is an illness and nothing to feel ashamed of.

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