What is Alopecia?
Alopecia occurs when the immune system attacks your hair follicles, therefore resulting in hair loss. There is more than one type of Alopecia, the most common is Alopecia Areata and this is where there is only a section of your head is bald. Alopecia Totalis is the complete loss of hair on the head. Alopecia Universalis attacks the entire body, this is less common. Alopecia Areata is most common in people younger than 20, but children and adults of any age may be affected. Women and men are affected equally.
What are the main symptoms for Alopecia?
- Clumps of hair fall out
- Smooth, round hairless patches
- Thinner hair
- Complete loss of scalp hair and/or body hair loss
What to do if you have these symptoms?
The best thing to do if you have these symptoms then you will need to go to your local doctors and have a physical examination. Your doctor will ask you questions about your hair loss, look at the pattern of your hair loss, and examine your scalp. If the hair loss is not due to Alopecia then the doctor will do some more tests to find out the main reason for your hair loss.
The affect alopecia will have on your life?
Hair is very important to people regarding their appearance, this means that if you lose any part of that you could lose massive self-confidence and self-esteem. It’s best to talk to someone if you start to feel very self-conscious about your appearance.
Solutions to Alopecia?
An option would be a hair transplant. However, the problem with that is your hair could grow back, especially with Alopecia Areata. Therefore it’s not a reliable solution.
The solution for Alopecia is DermMatch. It's safe to use DermMatch with Alopecia Areata. Dry application works great for large, bald areas. DermMatch stays on the back and sides of the head. DermMatch looks better, stays on better, applies neater and cost less to use. You can apply it dry on totally bald heads for subtle, natural shading. You can swim with it, sweat with it and brush your hair with it. DermMatch is loaded with botanical and naturally derived ingredients. Emollients in DermMatch soften and moisturise your skin. It’s also the only hair loss concealer that can accommodate all the variations of Alopecia Areata.