Alopecia areata is a condition where a person loses hair in patches. These patches may come and go, or they can increase and cost the person the full head of hair. In such cases, where the person loses their complete hair, it is known as alopecia totalis.
Due to plenty of advancements, scalp micropigmentation is now and effective way to camouflage hair loss for alopecia sufferers. Every individual’s needs are different. However, in the case of alopecia it comes down to two things:
- Treating bald patches
- Treating the entire scalp
In some case getting the entire scalp treated may be the best course of action, if the condition is aggressive and unpredictable. The head needs to be shaved in both cases and if the symptoms of alopecia do go away, the individual may grow his hair back provided the front hairline is ahead of the treated area, so it doesn’t look awkward.
Causes of alopecia areata
Most of the time there is no known cause for alopecia areata. However, recent studies have shown that alopecia can be triggered by physical trauma or stress. In these cases, the pattern of baldness experienced may be different. Even though alopecia areata is harmless physically, it can completely blow one’s self- esteem and affect one’s quality of life.
Women, who usually have long hair can find it easier to hide the patches as compared to men. However, this also depends on how large the bald patch is. Hence, one needs to find suitable options to mask the hair loss and lead a normal life.
- Injecting cortisone into the bald areas. This treatment is suitable only if the condition hasn’t worsened too much and if the hair follicles are intact.
- Using drugs such as minoxidil as part of the treatment. This treatment may or may not be effective and very often does not work satisfactorily.
- Immunotherapy is another option. It uses chemical irritants to be provided into the patches to promote hair growth.
All of these are temporary solutions, which may or may not prove to be effective.
How scalp micropigmentation can be effective for alopecia
SMP is not meant to cure alopecia. It simply camouflages the areas of hair loss, to create an illusion of fuller hair. Scalp micropigmentation provides guaranteed results and is a great alternative to absolutely conceal the symptoms of hair loss so long as the head remains shaved.
Those suffering from alopecia find comfort in the fact that they can carry on leading normal lives without having to worry about hair loss. If at all, the patches do increase over time, the hair loss still remains concealed due to the treatment.
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