If your bad hair day has turned into a bad hair year, it’s time to figure out what’s going on up there. Here’s what we have to say about it!
Run you hands through your hair. What do you feel? Do you have a good, thick mane of long flowing tendrils, or does this motion cause you to lose a couple chunks of hair only to allow your scalp shine through in all it’s bald glory?
It’s not exactly every woman’s dream to have thin locks – we’d all rather have a lush mane of hair. But for some women, thinning hair isn’t just bad luck – it’s a disease.
Alopecia areata is an incurable condition, but it can be treated. Let’s learn a little bit more about this disease, as well as what we can do to treat it.
The disease basics
This is a condition in which the immune system attacks hair follicles, causing clumps of hair to fall out. It is not yet clear to scientists as to why the body would do this. The damage isn’t always permanent, but it can cause hair to fall out right from the root, leaving you with round, patchy bald spots. It can also break off, leaving tufts of hair and a thinning look.
Some cases will also have complete loss of body hair as well. In time the hair will typically grow back, however, a small percentage will not. It is also important to note that this is not a contagious disease.
Hair loss treatments
As you can imagine, this condition can be quite damaging to one’s self esteem. While stylish hats and even playful wigs are a good short-term solution, we all know you’d rather have a more permanent one. Introducing platelet rich plasma (PRP) for hair loss.
PRP might sound a little aggressive, but bear with us, because its widely believed that this treatment can help combat variations of this condition. So essentially this treatment contains five times the number of platelets found in our blood, meaning that the plasma has more than enough proteins to help stimulate stem cells and encourage fast hair growth. It is well known for being a cheaper and more cost-effective process than a hair transplant. One thing is for certain, if you long for thick, healthy follicles, this is a treatment worth pursuing for sure.
If you have any more questions about this disease or how to get long, luscious locks of your own, contact our friendly staff today.