What is alopecia areata?
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease. It manifests itself because your immune system begins to attack your hair follicles. As a result, your hair stops growing, becomes visibly thinner and eventually falls out in clumps, leaving you with random bald patches on your head. Consequently, this may result in lowering your self-esteem, trauma and even depression. Therefore the effects of the illness should not be ignored. Interestingly, you can recover from this condition within a few months, that’s if you decide on an appropriate procedure with your doctor. If a proper treatment is applied, and regularly tested your hair will be able to start growing again. However, there are also permanent cases of alopecia areata. Some patients, for example are left with permanent bald spots and their standard hair growth is never fully restored, even when a treatment is followed. If you are dealing with one of those severe cases, you should definitely think of permanent hair loss solutions. For example: non-surgical hair restoration methods, hair extensions or contemporary hair enhancement systems. Nonetheless, before you even start thinking of treating alopecia areata, you should be properly diagnosed, as each cause of the illness should be approached differently.
What are the alopecia symptoms?
Alopecia symptoms aren’t often so easy to notice – especially, when we’re talking about a mild case of alopecia. But what are the alarming symptoms of the disease that should make you worry? Firstly, you should understand that alopecia areata doesn’t always start with huge clumps of hair falling out at once, leaving instant bald patches all over your head. Alopecia symptoms may be less noticeable at first, especially if the disease stage is still minor. It only tends to develop into something more serious over time. So what should attract your attention? Alopecia symptoms that you should start considering are: thinning hair, hair that grows but breaks off, short hair that won’t grow at all and finally substantial hair loss. The typical and most common alopecia symptoms are hair loss, followed by gradual emergence of bald spots. In extreme alopecia cases you can even lose all your hair, leaving you with a bald scalp – though thankfully this is rare.
Either way, you shouldn’t despair nor give up on the treatment. The medicine of today’s world offers a wide range of solutions and treatments, even for permanent hair loss. For example, you could start dealing with the disease by choosing advanced hair extensions systems, that not only make your hair look thicker but can also cover your bald patches completely, leaving no trace of the disease. Alternatively, you could reach out for other hair enhancement methods, medical solutions, remedies or pills, not necessarily immediately considering surgeries. A lot of people seem to forget that contemporary treatment methods rely on non-surgical solutions that are completely risk/pain free, and above all safe.