Losing all the hair on your head is everybody’s worst nightmare! There’s a word for this condition; a word that strikes fear into the hearts of even the most stalwart souls—alopecia.
And while it can wipe out almost all the hair on your scalp, we do have some good news. Our scalp micropigmentation services can revive the look of your scalp—back to the good old days when your hair was thick and lustrous.
But in the meanwhile, let’s learn a little more about alopecia and understand its various types.
What is Alopecia
Alopecia is a medical term that’s used to describe hair loss on the scalp or other regions where hair should grow.
It is an autoimmune condition that occurs in men and women, young and old people. It affects about 6.8 million people in the US. However, there are many different types of alopecia, all of which get triggered by specific factors.
Types of Alopecia
Most frequently known as Male Pattern Baldness, this is the leading cause of hair fall in the male population. It affects up to 50 percent of men who are older than 50.
Male sex hormones fluctuate with age, which seems to be the explanation for this condition. The effects of this condition are irreversible, with no medical cure for it.
If you’re losing hair in circular patches, it’s most likely a case of alopecia areata. Stress is the primary reason for this, and it is triggered by trauma, medical reasons, or hormonal changes.
However, unlike androgenic alopecia, this type of alopecia can affect an individual at any age.
As the name suggests, this skin condition can clear away every strand of hair from your scalp. The total or near-total loss of hair is the most prominent characteristic of this type of alopecia. However this condition isn’t as common as the others. Only about 5% of people experience alopecia totalis.
Treatment for alopecia
While people used to invest (and still do!) in expensive wigs and hairpieces to cover bald patches and almost-bald scalps, treatments have come very far. We offer scalp micropigmentation, which is a permanent solution to get rid of bald sneak peeks and thinning hair.
Micropigmentation pigments your scalp with microdots to give the illusion of natural hair follicles. This is further textured to give the impression of hair, so you get is a head full of hair (or seemingly so!).