September is Alopecia Awareness month. Many people suffer from alopecia areata, though not many know much about it. It is a type of autoimmune disease. This means it is a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks the healthy hair follicles on the head. This ends up causing instances in which small patches of hair – often round in shape and about the size of a quarter – fall out. Many people can see more severe forms of this condition while others have just a small area of impact that comes and goes over time. In all situations, it can create a variety of concerns in terms of self-awareness and image.