I woke up one morning with symptoms of Alopecia Areata. After spending many hours researching for a treatment, I decided to make a consultation at Shah Aesthetics. Now, two months after my treatments, I'm finally leaving the house without a hat.
It was only a few days after myfirst treatment that I noticed my hair was growing back. I would describe my condition as severe because I had many patches of hair loss and one 5-inch patch just behind my hairline. I was anxious to get my confidence back. Seeing Dr. Chughtai & Dr. Shah was a miracle for me. Medical assistant, Delia, and everyone at the clinic is such a blessing! Because this is a life-long autoimmune disorder, I will be sure to continue my treatments as needed, and most importantly, to de-stress. Thank you sincerely, to everyone.
To go in detail about the experience, my two treatments were 4 weeks apart: PRP and steroid (kenalog) injections . Both were done on separate days to help reactivate the hair follicles. During my consultation we talked about how this condition might have been triggered, my health, physical activities, and blood-work. My blood work showed that it was not hereditary Alopecia, but that it was stress-related (one month before the start of my hair loss, I was feeling emotionally depressed every other weekend - this was triggering my future hair loss).
Dr. Chughtai and Delia emphasized the importance of de-stressing. I also took two weeks off from work to manage my emotions and to learn to accept this disorder. It was a terrifying wake-up call for me - I never knew emotions could affect the body so much, physically. Now, I'm managing my emotions much better, and my hair is quickly growing back thanks to Dr. Chughtai & Dr. Shah.