What is alopecia?
Alopecia is a hair loss condition that affects both men and women of all ages, skin colors and ethnicities. As described by NAAF (National Alopecia Areata Foundation), alopecia is “a common autoimmune skin disease. If you have an autoimmune disease, your body’s immune system mistakes your healthy tissues as dangerous and begins attacking them.”
Essentially, the body is treating your hair follicles as a foreign object and attacking them, causing inflammation and ultimately resulting in hair loss.
The most common forms of alopecia are alopecia areata (patchy hair loss), alopecia totalis (total loss of all head hair) and traction alopecia, experienced mostly by women who wear tight hairstyles that pull at the hair, and generally seen as hair loss around the frontal hairline. There are many other forms too, although these are the most common.
All forms of alopecia can be treated with scalp micropigmentation, in fact SMP is the only option available that offers guaranteed results.