What is Alopecia?

Strictly speaking Alopecia simply means hair loss. But hair loss comes in a variety of different shapes and sizes, right? The first two types that would immediately spring to mind are probably Male & Female Pattern Baldness. The official terminology of pattern baldness is Androgenetic Alopecia & it affects roughly one in five people worldwide. Androgenetic Alopecia is hormone, age and gender driven and is non-reversible. Albeit toxical treatments are commonplace, Scalp Micropigmentation for Alopecia provides an infinitely better guarantee of success.

However, there’s another debilitating hair loss disorder that lends itself to being a great candidate for SMP treatment, and that’s Alopecia Areata. It’s often known as patch baldness and can affect men, women & children of any age group. Generally speaking, Alopecia Areata patches appear on the scalp and are caused by a disorder in the immune system. It’s often, yet not always, hereditary and the psychological impact it can have on the lives of an Alopecia sufferer is heartbreaking.

Scalp Micropigmentation & Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata, for very obvious reasons, can have a huge impact on the lives of the sufferer. Yet one of the saddest facts about this autoimmune disorder is cases are more likely to occur in the under 30 age group and can develop over the course of just a few days. Albeit certain medication can promote new hair growth, it won’t prevent new patches and, to date, there is no current cure. What’s important to note is in more minor cases, it’s possibly not long term.

Because Scalp Micropigmentation is pretty much maintenance free, it’s not complicated to understand why an Alopecia Areata sufferer will receive huge benefits from the procedure. In essence, SMP acts as a camouflage to the patch balding and in the event that patches will occasionally subside or disappear completely, the hair just grows over the administered treatment.

Safety of SMP & Alopecia?

Alopecia Areata is generally diagnosed when there are one or more bald patches that are visible on the scalp. As a rule, the condition can begin slowly and often has a habit of disappearing. However, it also has a habit of reoccurring, particularly if your first outbreak was at a young age. They usually appear as small round discs, of which some are just minor patches and others, quite frankly, aren’t. In addition to the unreliability of this disorder, the patches can also change location.

One common question about the Scalp Micropigmentation treatments from Alopecia sufferers is whether the treatment damages the existing hair follicles. It’s a completely valid concern & the resounding answer to the question is no. SMP is a simple implantation of carefully selected & natural pigments which is administered by a micro-needle at the secondary Epidermis layer of the skin. Not only are the results breathtaking for Alopecia sufferers, but they are also incredibly low risk.