Alopecia is a medical condition, which if not dealt with appropriately on time, can cause permanent baldness in women. Its treatment largely depends on which type of alopecia you have encountered. Some common forms of alopecia include alopecia areata, androgenetic alopecia, telogen effluvium, etc.
Some other types of alopecia that are less common are trichotillomania, a psychological condition in which individuals pull out their hair, and cicatricial alopecia that causes hair follicle destruction in healthy individuals followed by scar tissue formation.
Androgenetic alopecia is also known as male or female-pattern hair loss. It’s quite common these days and affects a vast number of people across the globe. Females with androgenetic alopecia experience their average hair growth reduced over time and replaced with rapid-cycling velds hair follicles. Its first sign is a widening bald spot on the scalp. Androgenetic alopecia further makes hair thinner and may even cause complete hair loss.
Alopecia areata, on the other hand, is an autoimmune medical condition in which females start experiencing sudden hair loss, usually non-scarring in nature, from the scalp or other hair-bearing body parts. Experts believe that under this condition, your immune system is solely responsible for damaging hair follicles. If not treated correctly on time, it can lead to loss of hair from the entire scalp area or even the whole body.
Telogen effluvium is a condition when the body starts losing hair due to excessive stress. In patients affected by telogen effluvium, hair starts regrowing in nine to twelve months without any pharmacologic treatment.
No matter which of these alopecia types are you experiencing, make sure you visit Lacey Michael PMU soon and have a word with their hair care experts for the right treatment for a quick recovery.