Best Alopecia Areata Treatment in Malaysia (2020)

When a person has Alopecia Areata, his/her hair falls out in round patches. The hair loss commonly affects the scalp, but can be elsewhere on the hair bearing area like beard, eyelashes, eyebrows, body hair, etc. Hair often grows back but may fall out again.

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Left: AA Patchy; Centre: AA multifocal; Right: AA Totalis

Alopecia areata (AA) occurs in both males and females of all ages and ethnic backgrounds, but can often begins in childhood. One or two people in a thousand may get Alopecia Areata.


Treatment of Alopecia Areata

In all forms of AA, the hair follicles remain alive and are ready to resume normal hair production. Hair often re-grows on its own even without treatment and even after many years.

There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for all types of Alopecia Areata. Every treatment will need to be individualised.

Treatment modalities available are:
  1. Steroids: Sometimes a patient gets a topical form of steroid. The patient applies the medicine to the bare spots twice per day. It can also be given as injection/shot (Intra-lesional corticosteroid injections), into the places with hair loss. Patients receive shots every 3 to 6 weeks.
  2. Topical Minoxidil: Topical minoxidil 5% is safe and easy to use in both children and adults. Patients apply it twice a day to the affected site. New hair may start to grow in about 3 months.
  3. Anthralin / Dithranol (short-contact therapy): The patient applies a tar-like substance to the skin daily and leaves it on for 20 to 60 minutes. It is then washed off to avoid the skin from becoming irritated. It can cause temporary brownish discoloration of the treated skin. If new hair growth occurs, it will be seen in two to three months.
  4. Topical Contact Immunotherapy (DPCP / SADBE / DNCB): Chemicals such as diphencyprone (DPCP), dinitrochlorobenzene (DNCB), or squaric acid dibutyl ester (SADBE) are applied weekly to the scalp. It can take 3 months for the hair to start re-growing.
  5. Phototherapy: Psoralen with Ultraviolet A Light (PUVA) Therapy is used if extensive AA or when other treatments cannot or do not work.
  6. Camouflaging hair loss: There are few measurements that can help. Style your hair to cover the bald spots; wear a wig, cap, hat or scarf or shave the head.

Find Best Alopecia Areata Treatment Centres in Malaysia

To find a hair loss treatment centre for alopecia areata in Malaysia, check out our recommended hair loss treatment centre list below. Do take note that the management of alopecia areata requires a hair loss specialist who is a medically qualified doctor as the diagnosis and treatment are not as simple as finding a hair loss shampoo.

Methodology: The selection of the hair loss centres is based on running various related keywords on Google search, Google Search Results, reviews and information available on blogs and forums. The list of hair centres has been arranged in no particular order.


1) ARC Hair Specialist Centre 

ARC Hair Specialist Centre is part of the Hair Transplant Centre Malaysia network.

ARC Hair Centre - Mid Valley Branch (LCP Chapter 3 license)
No. 31-11, Penthouse Signature Office Suite, The Boulevard, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Contact ARC Hair Specialist Clinic now at +60 12 5174606.

ARC Hair Clinic is a licensed hair transplant clinic (LCP Chapter 3) and offers hair loss related treatment services such as medical treatment for hair restoration, FUE hair transplant, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and Stem Cell Hair Treatment.

ARC Hair Clinic Reviews: 5.0/5 overall rating based on Erufucare.

2) Hair Doc Medical

Hair Doc Medical is operated by three experienced aesthetic doctors including Dr Terrence Teoh, Dr Michael Ong and Dr Chin. The hair centre provides both hair loss and scalp treatments that are safe, effective and pain-free.

hairdocmedical.com | FB: HairDocMedical

Hair Doc Medical Malaysia Reviews: Hair Doc Medical has more than 14,000 likes on Facebook and a 4.8/5-star rating on Google.

3) Premier Clinic

One of Malaysia’s leading aesthetic clinics, Premier Clinic believes that all individuals are beautiful and aims to bring your inner beauty to the surface. We strive to provide advanced care in the field of aesthetic medicine, and to boost both the confidence and outlook of all our patients. Whether you need a simple service or a long, complicated treatment, our team of trained professionals will ensure you receive our aesthetic care with our array of available services.

With branches in Bangsar Baru, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Mont Kiara and Puchong, as well as in KL City, we are strategically located to serve you.


Premier Clinic Reviews: Premier Clinic has more than 40,000 likes on Facebook and a 4.3/5-star rating on Google.

4) Hair Loss Centre Malaysia at Klinik Dr Inder

Klinik Dr Inder is a contemporary world class medical aesthetic clinic that offers an extensive range of aesthetic treatments for men and women of all ages. Led by Dr Inder and Dato' Dr Kuladeva, a plastic surgeon.

Services include hair restoration by Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method, Hair Loss Treatment, Eyebrow restoration as well as treatments for Male Pattern Hair loss and Female Pattern Hair Loss.

Address: P-G-022, PJ Centrestage, Jalan 13/1, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Contact Klinik Dr Inder now at +60 12 5174606.

klinikdrinder.com | FB: Klinik-Dr-Inder

Klinik Dr Inder Reviews: 4.9/5 overall rating (Facebook)

5) Dr. Ruban's Skin & Hair Clinic (Dr. Ruban Satkuna Nathan)

At Dr Ruban's clinic, services include the full gamut of evidenced based General & interventional Dermatologic services for the Skin, Hair & Nails, using the latest in Laser & Light based technologies & recent advances in Hair Transplant Surgery.

Address: Unit 2-3A & 2-5 Level 2, Menara UOA Bangsar, No 5, Jalan Bangsar Utama 1, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
drruban.com | FB: DrRubans

6) Dr. Shah Hair Clinic (DRS Medical Group)

DRS Medical Group has 3 branches in Subang Jaya, Kuantan and Johor Bahru..

As one of the pioneer in hair restoration and aesthetic treatments. We have more than 10 years experiences in related field and our vision is to give a very best service to our patient for their satisfaction needs.

The clinic now housed a growing team of expert doctors and well trained nurses, and technical staff, to provide you with a valued service. You are presented with an honest advice on your case and the suitable treatment that is safe and best for you, right after the consultation.

drsmedicalgroup.com | FB: DrShahClinic
Reviews: 4.3/5 overall rating (source)

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