Hey everyone! I've had alopecia for about 10 years and have tried every thing... literally everything. I've done laser, creams, injections, shampoos, but nothing really seemed to help me. My hair fell out almost like the seasons my dad always says. The spring and summer my hair always grew in and in the winter and fall alot of my hair fell out. So, I've been using squaric acid. The acid isn't FDA approved yet, but me and my dermotolgist said its worth a shot. So between 4-5 months mostly all of my hair came back completely. My hair was all back in the summer of last year. The acid is almost like a poison ivy reaction, it basically lies to the white blood cells and gets them to move away from the hair follicule and lets the hair grow. I had alopecia areata to begin with i wasnt completely bald. I was still able to cover my hair before the acid. My hair then began to fall out agian after the summer so im on the acid agian and my hair is growing back. I really recommened this treatment if you havent tried it. If you have any questions ... let me know! :)
Where do you get this product? You said it mimics a poison ivy reaction, do you get the physical reactions (itchy red patches)? Do you take it orally?
It seems a hope for us. Do you know the name of the active ingredient?? To order it in a pharmacy, or talk with my doctor about it??
Thanks in a advance
Hi Ricardo; if you ask your dermatologist about squaric acid they should know about it. Im not sure what the active ingredient is but i know the pharmacy makes it.
I have an appointment with my derm on Monday for my injections. I will bring this up and see what they say about it. maybe it will work for me but the lymph node thing makes me nervous. I also heard that rubbing Emu oil and Coconut oil on the spots help too. Every hear of that or try it yourself?
thank you! I just want to try it all because I am so desperate for my hair to grow back. I am sick of feeling the cool breeze of the air on the back of my head when the wind blows a certain way :-( I know it will grow back, just impatient so Im willing to try anything!
Are you in NYC. You mentioned Brooklyn. I havent been to a derm in ages. I have had this for close to 30 years now. I dont think it would grow back but I would prefer to go to a derm that works with this.
Thank you so much,