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About Alopecia

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The Hairmedic alopecia clinics' are located in ten cities throughout the UK so whether you are suffering from alopecia areata, traction alopecia or sciatrical alopecia professional advice will be near by.

Alopecia means is 'hair loss' its the next part of the word which gives you the what and where it is...it's no good just to be told you have Alopecia you need to know what type?

Alopecia's (Areata, diffuse, Oophiasis) affects 1-2% of the entire population, it is linked to an Auto immune reaction; it's your body fighting against itself.

Alopecia is defined as a hair loss disease that affects men, women and children. The onset of hair loss is often sudden, random and frequently recurrent. While the disease itself is not damaging to the person's health, coping with hair loss can prove challenging.

Prevalence figures show that Alopecia affects approximately 1.7 percent of the population, with both men and women being equally affected. About 25% of patients have a family history of the disorder.

Types of Alopecia

Hair loss comes in a number of different forms. Listed below are the main types of hair loss and the characteristics of each type:

Alopecia Areata Used to describe hair loss occurring in patches anywhere on the body.

Alopecia Totalis Total loss of the hair on the scalp.

Alopecia Universalis Total loss of all hair on the body.

Alopecia Oophiasis A band of Alopecia which encircles the hair line, usually a marker of a more severe onset.

Alopecia Barbae Loss of facial hair (for a man) especially in the beard area.

Alopecia Mucinosa A type of Alopecia which results in scaly patches.

Androgenetic Alopecia Also known as male pattern baldness. It is a thinning of the hair to an almost transparent state, in both men and women. It is thought to be a hereditary form of hair loss.

We understand that hair and scalp disorders can be traumatic and can have a severe affect on a person’s well-being, which in turn affects the patient’s health in general, after all hair is well documented as the barometer of health. Our alopecia clinics provide a service encompassing both the medical and cosmetic issues relating to scalp and hair health. Each clinic is dedicated to providing expert advice and treatment for all types of hair loss and scalp problems, to cosmetic damage. Call now on 0330 660 0648 to book your appointment.

 

Alopecia is an 'auto-immune' disorder much like eczema and asthma.

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