Alopecia is a common hair loss condition that comes in many different forms, it is an autoimmune condition that predominantly attacks the hair follicles on the head and body.
There are many different types of Alopecia, some which cause small patches of hair to shed (Alopecia Areata) and some that may cause complete hair loss (Alopecia Totalis and Universalis)
Alopecia in women can be a very sensitive and emotional time, it can sometimes happen gradually over a period of time with patches becoming larger or in some cases women can experience total hair loss within as little as a week.
Below are some of the most common types of Alopecia.
Alopecia Areata (AA)
Autoimmune and causes Hair Loss in patches from anywhere on the body.
Alopecia Totalis (AT)
AT is total hair loss of the scalp.
Cicatricial Aleopecia (scarring Alopecia)
Hair follicles are replaced with scar tissue.
It is important to visit a Trichologist before seeking hair replacements