What is alopecia?
There’s absolutely no need for an explanation as to what hair loss actually is. People lose hair on a daily basis, it’s just part of life’s cycle. Generally, our body has a great habit of creating a natural equilibrium & hair loss is relatively controlled – but on occasions, it can go a little off-kilter. When this happens and the balance becomes unzipped hair loss develops moreover into hair shedding. And when that imbalance affects the hair follicles, the result is the distressing disorder known as Alopecia.
Alopecia comes under a number of different guises. Pattern Baldness is a form of alopecia which is known as Androgenetic. It’s the most commonly known of hair loss disorders & is driven by hormones, age and genetics. It affects over half the male population in the US and marginally under half the female population. But there’s another type of Alopecia and it can be equally, if not more, distressing. That second type is known as Alopecia Areata. It’s an autoimmune condition which results in round discs of patchy baldness which can move around from site to site on the scalp.