HI, I'm new to this group but not to alopecia. MY 18 year old son has had alopecia since he was around 7 years old. We have tried many treatments and seen many specialists. Nothing has really worked well but ill tell you my son is an incredible young man and he is happy with himself the way he is and he even tries to educate those people who don't know about alopecia. Many people think he has cancer and a lot of kids/.adults are so rude but we are used to it. Hope to learn and help out however I can.