What is Alopecia?

If you’ve seen a lot of extra hair on your pillow, brush, or shower drain, or you’ve noticed odd little bald spots in the mirror, you might have an autoimmune disorder called alopecia areata. When you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system attacks your own body, and with alopecia areata, it’s the hair follicles that are attacked. This causes the hair to fall out, often in clumps the size and shape of a quarter. This condition is common with both men and women and the amount of hair loss is different in everyone. Some people lose hair only in a few spots, though others lose a lot more. It’s rare, but you can also lose all the hair on your head (alopecia areata totalis) or entire body (alopecia areata universalis). Each case of alopecia is different. Sometimes, hair grows back but falls out again later. In others, hair grows back for good.

How is it treated?

When your hair starts falling out, it’s easy to feel shocked, even devastated, because hair is an important part of appearance. Losing your hair can result in feeling unattractive or insecure.

We understand how challenging and difficult this experience is, and we have hair loss solutions specifically for clients with this condition.

Our Alopecia and Medical Wigs are designed to look as if the hair is growing right out from your scalp. They are easy to wear, natural-looking, and fits securely on your head. From custom-designed human hair wigs, synthetic wigs, and ready to wear wigs, we have something in our full-service wig salon and shop for everyone. We can duplicate your natural hair prior to hair loss, or if you’ve always wanted to try something new, we can get creative and make it even more exciting.

Our Wig Wisdom posts are here to answer your questions and help you feel like you again! Please contact us to book a free no obligation consultation. Our wig specialist would be happy to assist you.

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