September is Alopecia Awareness Month: What Should You Know?
09 / 07 / 21

September is Alopecia Awareness Month: What Should You Know?

September is Alopecia Awareness month. LH Hair wants to bring awareness to a form of hair loss that often goes misunderstood. If you think you are alone, you aren't. Alopecia is one of the most common forms of hair loss in the United States. Here's what you need to know about this type of hair loss and what you can do about it.

What is Alopecia?

At first glance, the word "alopecia" may sound intimidating, but there's no need to worry. Alopecia is simply another way of saying hair loss.

3 Forms of Alopecia

Although several types of alopecia have been identified, three forms make up the majority of cases. Let's take a closer look.

  • Alopecia Areata - This form is limited to the scalp and refers to hair falling out in patches or clumps.
  • Alopecia Totalis - Hair loss in this form affects the entire head, including the eyebrows, eyelashes, beards, and mustaches.
  • Alopecia Universalis - This is the most advanced form of alopecia and refers to hair loss that occurs all over the body. Those experiencing alopecia Universalis have very little to no hair on the skin.

What is the Cause?

All three types of alopecia are a form of an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases mean that your immune system attacks normal cells in the body, thinking they are malicious foreign invaders. The good news is that although flareups of alopecia cause hair loss, the hair follicles themselves are not destroyed. This means your natural hair has the ability to regrow.

Who's at Risk?

Alopecia does not discriminate. Anyone can develop this hair loss condition. However, as with every medical condition, some individuals have a greater risk. These include those who have:

  • A relative with alopecia
  • Asthma
  • Hay fever
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Thyroid disease
  • Down Syndrome
  • Undergone certain cancer treatments

What is the Treatment for Alopecia?

Currently, there is no treatment for alopecia. Many people go through flare-ups or cycles of hair loss, which vary in duration from person to person. However, there is no need to worry. Natural hair regrowth is possible. For some, this can be accomplished by the body without any outside help. For others, the services of a hair specialist can do wonders for hair regrowth.

What Can the Leading Hair Restoration Studio Do for Your Alopecia?

As the leading hair restoration in Charlotte, North Carolina, LH Hair brings a wealth of experience helping those experiencing alopecia. Trichological treatments that nourish the scalp and promote healthy hair growth are available, including Capilia's Head First Hair Loss Prevention.

Your treatment plan is customized to your unique needs. First, your hair specialist will use a microscopic camera to examine your scalp and hair follicles thoroughly. Any scalp issues will be identified as well as detailed notes taken of the condition of your hair follicles and strands of hair. From there, a treatment plan and a timeline will be created.

What Can You Expect at Your First Visit?

Along with an initial examination, your first visit is full of pampering. Relax while your hair and scalp are treated to shampoos, conditioners, emulsions, and so much more! While you're receiving the royal treatment, use the well-deserved time to read, complete a puzzle, or just close your eyes and take a moment.

LH Hair is dedicated to helping people feel and look their best by restoring their full head of hair. Don't waste another minute struggling with Alopecia on your own. Let us help you achieve the look you've always wanted, faster. Contact us today to schedule your FREE and confidential consultation.