In honor of national alopecia awareness month it is important for everyone to be informed of alopecia and its effects on people. So for those that do not know, alopecia is an auto-immune disorder that directly affects the hair and causes the hair follicles to lie dormant.
There are various forms of alopecia, understanding the different types can help identify what form of alopecia one or a loved one has:
Alopecia Areata (AA)
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition which causes patchy hair loss. It can result in a single bald patch or extensive patchy hair loss.
Alopecia Totalis (AT)
Alopecia totalis is a more advanced form of alopecia areata which results in total loss of all hair on the scalp.
Alopecia Universalis (AU)
Alopecia universalis is the most advanced form of alopecia areata which results in total loss of all hair on the body, including eyelashes and eyebrows.
Alopecia barbae is alopecia areata that is localised to the beard area. It can be a single bald patch or more extensive hair loss across the whole of the beard area.
Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA)
Also known as male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness. It is a thinning of the hair to an almost transparent state, in both men or women. It is thought to be a hereditary form of hair loss and is the most common type of progressive hair loss.
Scarring alopecias, also known as cicatricial alopecias, refers to a group of rare disorders which cause permanent hair loss.
The good news is that here at HCI Hair Solutions, we treat and transform people with any type of Alopecia. If you or someone you know suffer from any form of alopecia, contact us and let us help. You don’t have to live without hair anymore.