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A Solution For Alopecia

Alopecia might sound like a medical condition, but it actually is the more scientific word for generalized hair loss. As our scalp micropigmentation clients report however, the word ‘alopecia’ is synonymous with something being wrong and, therefore, when baldness or hair loss happens in, for example, men, largely due to heredity or aging, the word alopecia doesn’t always come to mind.

There are different types of alopecia with various contributing factors, all of which can be treated using scalp micropigmentation. Alopecia areata is characterised by patches of baldness, approximately the size of a coin.  While it can occur anywhere on the body, it is most apparent on the scalp. When alopecia areata advances it can eventually lead to what is called alopecia totalis.  Just as the term implies, the result is the complete loss of hair all over the body.  This form of alopecia is fairly rare and while there are suspicions that its cause may be an auto-immune condition which attacks the follicles, this has not yet been proven.

Traction alopecia occurs when men or women keep their hair in very tight rows or plaits. These hair styles, worn over long stretches of time, pull on the hair root and often the follicle itself gives up the fight and stops producing a hair shaft. The hair that protrudes from the surface of the skin is dead, it is at the root and along several layers of skin that it is alive and nourished by blood vessels, protein and natural oil. Interference with the complex process of hair growth whether internal or external, will cause disruption.

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It remains uncertain whether some forms of alopecia are permanent.  Sometimes hair may begin to re-grow after many years.  In the case of male pattern baldness whether due to genetics or age, the follicle is most often rendered permanently inactive.  This too may be the case for women who suffer from a similar type of hair loss which begins as a receding hairline, generally later in life, and thought to be the result of hormonal changes.

However, what is common for many sufferers is the emotional consequence.  Confidence and self esteem may plummet and the quest for a solution becomes intense. As a safe, cost effective and long lasting solution, SMP has been able to bring back smiles in thousands of cases.

Treatment may be building an entire scalp of hyper realistic tattooed follicles, building density in cases of thinning hair, addressing a receding hairline, or filling in small patches of lost hair as in alopecia areata.  Whatever the protocol, the scalp micropigmentation artist is able to provide a remedy that sets realistic expectations for the client without the potential damage of surgical intervention or a life time (with dubious results) of reliance on products.

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