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All the doctors at this practice are wonderful! Dr. White spent a ton of time diagnosing something that was complicated and continually checked up ...

Dec 18, 2012

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Alopecia Areata


What causes alopecia areata?

In alopecia areata, patches of hair loss appear suddenly.  The hair loss is often discovered by a barber or hairdresser.

The hair-growing tissue stops making hair, and the hair then falls out from the roots.  Why this happens is a mystery.  Alopecia areata is not contagious, not caused by foods, and not the result of nervousness. It sometimes runs in families.


If you are interested in learning more about skin cancer treatments, skin cancer surgery, medical dermatology or cosmetic dermatology in the Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina metro area, click here to request an appointment with Dr. Timothy Woodall, Dr. Richard White, or Ms. Kristin Berka. Or you can call our office, The Palmetto Skin & Laser Center, at (803) 329-6030 to schedule your appointment.