Alopecia is the general name given to most types of hair loss and it can affect men and women alike. There are different types of alopecia, some more severe than others. Androgenic alopecia is the most common form of hair loss and is inherited from one or both parents. It usually involves a receding hair line and thinning of hair on top of the scalp for men and thinning in all areas of the scalp for women.
Alopecia areata is also known as spot baldness and is a more extreme form of alopecia. Like the name ‘spot baldness’ suggests, this form of alopecia affects the scalp in patches. It is an autoimmune disease where the body doesn’t recognise its own cells and attacks them like it would with ‘invader’cells. This can end up affecting the entire scalp (alopecia totalis) or even the whole body (alopecia universalis). Most people affected by this are usually able to re-grow their hair within a couple of years.
Cicatricial alopecia is another, more severe form of alopecia. It is commonly known as scarring alopecia because of the scars it leaves on the affected areas of the scalp. Hair cannot grow back in cases of cicatricial alopecia because the hair follicle is completely destroyed by the condition.
Experiencing any form of hair loss can be very distressing since a person’s hair is usually a part of their identity. Confidence issues can arise from it and leave people feeling depressed or vulnerable.While some forms of hair loss are temporary or can be treated with medicines, many types of hair loss are permanent.
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Below are two of our clients who suffer from varying degrees of alopecia.
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