We understand how it feels to lose your hair. Losing your hair can be a crushing blow to your self-esteem, especially if it is the patchy type. It can affect your social life, work performance and overall view of yourself. Hair is important to our well-being. Because it is so visible, it becomes part of our identity.
Alopecia Areata is a fairly common hair loss condition. It is characterised by one or more circumscribed areas of hair loss on the scalp (i.e. patchy hair loss). The patches are single or few, circumscribed, clearly defined, round or oval and vary in size. Alopecia totalis is total loss of scalp hair, and alopecia universalis affects all hairs of the body. This is caused by our own body’s immune system attacking the hair follicles as it fails to differentiate between foreign invaders and normal healthy cells.
The good news is that there are effective treatments for this type of hair loss!