Not so long ago, public awareness of Alopecia wasn’t that high. Little was known about the condition, and few people with a public profile were prepared to speak out when they had it. All that, thankfully, has changed. People like Jada Pinkett Smith, Viola Davis, and Ayanna Pressley have spoken publicly about their experiences of Alopecia. In doing so, they have created opportunities for people not in the spotlight to be more open about the condition. This, in turn, has led to conversations about the various ways of treating Alopecia.
In this article, we will explore some of the different ways of treating Alopecia. Keep scrolling to find out more!
Types of Alopecia
Alopecia is a catch-all term used to describe several types of hair loss with different causes and prognoses.
Androgenetic Alopecia: This is the most common form of baldness, as it covers male and female pattern hair loss.
Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata is an auto-immune disorder that takes different forms. The three main types are patchy alopecia, Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis.
Traction Alopecia: this occurs when the hair is pulled too tightly over a prolonged period. Hairstyles such as ponytails, braids and extensions are often the cause.
Trichotillomania: this refers to a psychological condition that causes the individual to pull out the hair from their scalp, eyebrows and eyelashes.
Scarring Alopecia: has different causes, but the result is the same in all. The hair follicles are destroyed and replaced by scar tissue.
Telogen effluvium: It is a form of hair loss often caused by stress or trauma.
Anagen effluvium: this is the term for hair loss that follows a course of chemotherapy.
Treatments and Procedures
A consultation with a hair expert will help you identify the sort of hair loss you’re experiencing and the most appropriate treatment. These days, there is a wide range of treatments and procedures available, including Hair Transplant Surgery, Micro Scalp Pigmentation (MSP), Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) treatment, Mesotherapy, Laser Cap Therapy, and medications.
The treatments mentioned focus mainly on scalp hair loss. There are treatments designed specifically for people suffering from Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis who have also lost eyebrow and eyelash hair. These treatments tend not to be so well known, so it might be useful to namecheck some of the options here.
Alopecia is no longer a taboo subject. That’s good news for all those suffering from the condition. It means there’s greater understanding in the wider community of what the condition entails, as well as greater awareness amongst those with the condition of the treatments on offer.
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