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What is Alopecia Areata?


Alopecia areata is a skin disease caused by an autoimmune response that results in unpredictable and challenging hair loss on the scalp and other parts of the body. This disease affects 1.7 percent of the population, with more than 4.7 million people in the United States alone. Unfortunately, many are still unaware of alopecia areata, causing it to have a significant impact on one's life and functional status, including work and school.

 The immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles, resulting in the arrest of the hair growth stage. Alopecia areata typically begins with one or more small, smooth bald patches on the scalp and can progress to total scalp hair loss (alopecia totalis) or complete body hair loss (alopecia universalis).

 Alopecia areata can occur in males and females of all ages and races, but it typically starts in childhood and can be psychologically devastating. Although not life-threatening, alopecia areata is life-altering, and its sudden onset, recurrent episodes, and unpredictable course have a profound psychological impact on those affected.

 This disease is also known as alopecia celsi, alopecia cicatrisata, alopecia circumscripta, Cazenave's vitiligo, Celsus' vitiligo, Jonston's alopecia, porrigo decalvans, and vitiligo capitis. It has three main subdivisions: alopecia seminuniversalis, alopecia totalis, and alopecia universalis.

 Don't wait until the hair loss occurs. Finding a hair prosthesis or wig now will allow you to adjust to it on your own terms, making the transition easier. Our solutions are of the highest quality, and they will give you the confidence you need to face the world with a smile.


A positive attitude when dealing with hair loss….

What to do about it

Losing your hair can be unpleasant and difficult to cope with. Your best counsel on how to deal with these side effects which are causing your hair loss is your medical health team..

 It may also be difficult to cope with your personal reaction to hair loss. After all, you’ve lived with your hair for a long time. It is a part of your personality and who you are. Now, your hair loss will be a visible sign that something is happening.

How do you explain it? Is it necessary to explain it at all? And how will you react to the change in your self -image with hair loss?

Dealing with these questions is a challenge to most people. It’s a challenge you can now face, and face confidently. For one thing, you know in advance that the hair loss is likely to happen. And you know why. You won’t have to explain your hair loss when you plan in advance to do something about it.

Take care of this as soon as possible, before the hair loss occurs. Finding a hair prostheses or wig now will allow you to “adjust” to it on your own terms, not when you do not have the choice. It will make the transition easier


Synonyms of Alopecia Areata

  • Alopecia Celsi
  • Alopecia Cicatrisata
  • Alopecia Circumscripta
  • Cazenave's Vitiligo
  • Celsus' Vitiligo
  • Jonston's Alopecia
  • Porrigo Decalvans
  • Vitiligo Capitis

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Alopecia Seminuniversalis
  • Alopecia Totalis
  • Alopecia Universalis