COMPLETE HAIR LOSS
While many conditions can cause partial or temporary hair loss for women, Alopecia Totalis is one that is complete and often permanent. Like Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis is an autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to use your body’s natural defenses against your hair follicles. In milder forms of Alopecia, hair may shed and grow back over time. Regrowth is less common for women with Alopecia Totalis, though it does happen. The chances of complete restoration through natural regrowth are small.
Alopecia Totalis can begin in two ways – with gradual hair loss in patches throughout the scalp, or with very sudden loss of all hair on the head. If you’re losing hair throughout your entire body, you’re likely dealing with a third condition called Alopecia Universalis.
WHY AM I LOSING MY HAIR ALL OF A SUDDEN?
This is the question we wish we could answer. We know that women with these three forms of Alopecia have an autoimmune disorder. What we don’t know is what triggers the condition to start – or stop – causing hair loss. Alopecia Totalis is an auto-immune condition that usually affects children and adults under the age of 40. For some still-undiscovered reason, in this form of Alopecia, the immune system attacks only the hair follicles on the scalp. Until research uncovers the root causes of Alopecia Totalis and how to prevent their effects, many women are left wondering what they can do now about their hair loss.
“TREATING” ALOPECIA TOTALIS
It’s true that there’s no cure for these autoimmune forms of Alopecia, but that doesn’t mean that nothing can be done. If you think you might have one of these types of hair loss, your first priority should be to identify the real cause of your hair loss. When it comes to women’s hair loss, causes equal options. Though we can’t stop your hair loss, Unique Hair Concepts can help in many ways.
You’re probably the first person to notice that you’re losing hair. For most women facing any type of hair loss, the first symptom is feeling alone. We take the mystery out of the hair loss experience. Unique Hair Concepts is a safe, comfortable, and completely confidential space for understanding what’s going on and what you can do about it. And if you already have a supportive friend, partner, or sibling you want to bring with you, that’s fine too!
Go natural or hide your hair loss naturally. Lots of women like to keep their options open, so we’re here to give you options. We create completely personalized wigs and custom prostheses that go far beyond fashion. Our professional hair additions are created for women with hair loss, so every aspect of their design and construction is made to be comfortable, gentle on the scalp, secure, and natural looking. You won’t just get hair – you’ll get hair that looks and feels great.
As every woman with hair loss knows, it’s about a lot more than hair. At Unique Hair Concepts, we apply a Trichology approach in everything we do. Unlike salons and hair clinics, we approach hair loss as a complex issue with many factors. Your opinion comes first, and Trichology ensures that we arrive at the best outcome at every step in the evolution of your hair loss.
Nearly all women neglect their scalps. Women with Alopecia have plenty to gain by taking good care of the scalp, even if they wear wigs or custom prostheses. We treat and balance the scalp, ensure your comfort, and maximize the potential for hair regrowth.
To start a conversation that’s all about you, just give us a call and schedule your free, private hair and scalp consultation.