Around 6.8 million Americans and 147 million around the world will develop or already have alopecia areata, according to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF). Alopecia mostly develops in adults between the ages of 30 and 60 years old. But, older adults can develop it as well as younger children — although rare. The condition isn't contagious. Take note, it's not the same thing as hair shedding, which sometimes occurs after discontinuing hormonal progesterone and estrogen therapies for birth control or of that with the end of pregnancy. Alopecia areata can also be confused with various other conditions. To learn more about Alopecia and how we can treat it, visit the link in the bio!