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What is Alopecia?
Alopecia (al-oh-PEE-shah) is also referred as hair loss. There are 3 different types of Alopecia and they are:
1. Alopecia areata (hair loss in patches).
2. Alopecia totalis (lose all hair on the scalp).
3. Alopecia universalis (lose all hair on the body).
The most commonly seen type is Alopecia areata which is also known as spot baldness. People with alopecia areata have hair falling out in round patches and this can happen on the scalp and elsewhere like eyebrows, eyelashes, and face, as well as other parts of the body.
Only about 5% of people in the world lose all the hair on the scalp or the body, which are referred to as Alopecia totalis or Alopecial universalis.
Alopecia happens because the immune system attacks the hair follicles, thus causing hair loss. It is not contagious but might be passed on to children.
Symptoms of Alopecia Areata
Some commonly seen symptoms of alopecia areata can be any or all of the followings:
1. Patchy hair loss: Alopecia areata can cause unpredictable hair loss in different forms. It often begins with one or more bare, round, smooth, coin-sized patches on the scalp. In some instances, it stops and the hair might grow back or it can get worse causing alopecia totalis. The condition is unpredictable.
2. Nail problems: Alopecia areata also can affect your fingernails and toenails. Nails can have tiny pinpoint dents. They also can have white spots or lines, be rough, lose their shine, or become thin and split.
Can Alopecia be prevented?
No, alopecia areata cannot be prevented or avoided. There is no known cause for alopecia areata. It is an autoimmune disease. This means your immune system attacks part of your body by mistake. Stress is not the direct cause either.
Treatment for alopecia areata
Currently, there is no cure for alopecia areata. Some people might have been treated with steroid injections under the scalp in persuit of hair regrowth. However, it has side effects and can cause your skin be red and scaly.
The best solutions to regain your old beauty after suffering from Alopecia
Compared to using medicine wishing it could bring your hair back, there are better solutions to cover the alopecia areata and people cannot even notice.
UniWigs provides the most comprehensive solutions for people who are suffering from different stages of alopecia. Today I will list what kind of product you might want to consider to choose for different form of alopecia.
Beginning stage：you don't have noticeable hair loss area but only has fine and thin hair and you want to add some volume. Please consider our human hair extensions.
If you are having a thinning hairline and need to cover it and add a bit volume at the same time. Our small size toppers can be your best choice.
Our Claire human hair topper is a monofilament base topper and is very easy to be installed and it is the best choice for beginners.
If you have some noticeable bald spots in the hairline or in the crown area, you might want to consider our big size human hair toppers. One more thing needs to emphasized here is that, if you don't have any hair at all in the front, do remember to choose the lace front topper. With a lace front topper, you can use glue to attach it to the forehead and can blend in with your skin seamlessly.
Alopecia areata in temples or thinning as a whole
In this condition, a topper will not work because there is no enough hair to hold the clips inside of the topper. So you might want to consider a human hair wig.
For people who are suffering from hair loss, they'd rather to choose a topper over a wig, as long as they are not bald. In some people's opinion, a wig is made for people who have no hair at all. However, it is not the truth. Choosing a suitable topper can be really hard. You need to find one with a matched color with your bio hair, a correct size that can just cover the bald spot, a natural one that people cannot tell, etc. Comparatively, choosing a wig is whole lot easier than choosing a suitable topper. You no need to worry about unmatched hair color, texture, style, etc. Just consider it as a changing of hair style.