Going by the makers recommendation Novasone should only be used for a short period (4 weeks) my GP has me now on the third month with another script to follow! Not sure if this is good & having not much success to date though I do have a few white tiny hairs showing on the bald patches where the rest of my hair is dark! Not sure if that is a good sign.....
Just interested if anyone out there has used this product and if you had any success and for how long was it used?
Actually considering going to a dermatologist as only new with AA - i think i need to do this.
I am so glad I have found this web site - you are so amazing.
I have been having cortisone injections in my scalp. I've had 3 treatments with great success. At the same time I am using a cortisone spray that I spray on my scalp in the morning and at night, and then just rub it in (and wash my hands thoroughly afterwards). Its called CLOBEX . I have hair growing back in all my bald spots minus two or three small ones just the size of a quarter or a little larger.
So, I started the scalp injection treatments in November 2013. And the spray at the same time. And I'm still doing it. :P
I would strongly recommend you see a dermatologist. AA is their specialty.
Vicky I was pleased to read you saying you are rocking the bald by choice.... I am finding that such a more comfortable way to go and so much support doing so. In fact, one of the women at the Research Park where I work was inspired to shave her head bald when she saw me bald, not in support of me, but more because she had always wanted to try it, and felt compelled to do it with me walking about bald. She still is keeping the bald, shaved head up, even as mine grows in. I say "All the power to you..." If you like it, and your community world is accepting, we don't need to know any reason for why you are bald.. just go for it. She has a beautiful smile and nice eyes, and I love seeing her around the Research Park, bald by choice. :)
I concur with Michelle and Vicki, about seeing a dermatologist. It does seem to be a hit and miss as to what works for one, and perhaps not so much for another. Injections are no more than a pin prick at the time, but you may have to have quite a few. My first visit was about two dozen injections just due to the size of the bald spots, and the number of them - but it went quickly and the prick from the needles were forgotten as soon as I left the office.
I am 53. was first diagnosed with AA at 52 yrs of age, last summer.
I find it interesting that there are a number of us (diagnosed early 50's and female). When I enquired if menopause could be a 'trigger' I was told absolutely not....then all women would have AA....like I said, interesting....