What is Alopecia?

Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss. Pure and simple. However, there are a myriad of different types of alopecia. Such as Androgenic which refers to pattern baldness in both men and women. Totalis where the hair on the scalp is missing completely, there is also traction alopecia where hair loss happens through overstyling. This is particularly common with cornrows. And then there is an alopecia which is more common that you may realise, called alopecia areata. This is where coin-sized discs of hair loss appear across the scalp. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition and also an umbrella term for alopecia totalis or universalis whereby hair loss is experienced beyond just patches.

Scalp Micropigmentation & Alopecia Areata

Whenever alopecia areata strikes it’s pretty distressing. It’s an unpredictable disorder that can literally appear overnight and the patches of baldness can disappear as quickly as they came. They can also move from zone to zone across the scalp. Treating alopecia with scalp micropigmentation is actually surprisingly easy – and effective. Working through the existing hairline the natural pigments used for the procedure are administered beneath the epidermis level of the skin. The pigments then become trapped to form an indelible mark that works as an underlying shading on the scalp. Scalp Micropigmentation is a concealment solution which will hide the patches of hair loss.