Alopecia is, in essence, the medical name for hair loss. We’re aware that one of the most common of these disorders is pattern baldness, or Androgentic Alopecia. And it’s one of the Alopecia’s where SMP can be an extremely effective solution. But there is a multitude of different Alopecia’s that can actually be more distressing than the one that touches nearly half of the American population. So what are they, & how can Scalp Micropigmentation provide a more than welcomed relief?
Alopecia Areata is a disorder that’s more common than you may realize. It’s an autoimmune condition whereby your body’s own immune system attacks the healthy hair follicles. The result is the follicles becoming smaller, slowing down the production of hair growth. Eventually, hair stops growing and patches of baldness become apparent. It’s useful to note, the actual follicles remain “live”. Hair can actually regrow over these coin-sized patches & it’s common for patches to move from zone to zone across the scalp.
Scalp Micropigmentation for Alopecia Areata
There are several major advantages of Scalp Micropigmentation for Alopecia Areata sufferers. One of the main ones is its ability to not damage the hair follicles. This deems regrowth unaffected. In addition, it bypasses any ongoing regrowth treatments – meaning they can carry on doing what they’re meant to. Depending on the gravity of the situation, SMP will be administered to zones affected or alternatively, across the scalp in its entirety. It serves as a concealer for patch balding and will additionally, add density and volume.
Alopecia Totalis is an autoimmune condition which results in total hair loss on the scalp, yet not other zones of the body. It follows two different pattern types. The first is a relatively quick and complete hair loss of the scalp. The second is a slower process beginning with Alopecia Areata, which progresses into total hair loss.
Scalp Micropigmentation for Alopecia Totalis
Similar to the process used on Androgentic Alopecia patients, using a fine microneedle, natural pigments are implanted at the secondary Epidermis level across the scalp in the form of tiny dots. The implanted dots will mimic hair follicles with a resulting look that’s synonymous to that of the ever fashionable buzz cut. Care will be taken to verify eligibility for candidacy taking into consideration a skins physiology and, as with Areata, all current treatments will remain unaffected.
Alopecia Universalis is the most extreme of all the Alopecias. The main symptom of this distressing disorder is total hair loss over the entire body, including eyebrows and lashes. It’s believed to be an autoimmune condition & an advanced form of Alopecia Areata. Those suffering from this distressing condition must take particular care to protect themselves from external elements such as harmful rays from the sun.
Scalp Micropigmentation for Alopecia Universalis
Alopecia Universalis is a sensitive condition and extreme care will be taken to verify eligibility for Scalp Micropigmentation as a concealment method for this distressing disorder. Anyone undergoing SMP treatment must continue to take extreme care to protect against the potential harm linked to external elements. With that said, Scalp Micropigmentation can be a great and permanent cosmetic solution to this unfortunate disorder.
Alopecia from Over Styling
Often associated with continuous tensions to the hair, Alopecia from over styling can result from overtight cornrows, ponytails or chignons over a sustained period of time. The reasons for the alopecia is caused by damage inflicted on the hair follicles, resulting in hair loss. Also known as Traction or Chignon Alopecia, this condition can be equally as distressing as any of the other Alopecia types.
Scalp Micropigmentation from Overstyling
Generally speaking, Scalp Micropigmentation is a particularly effective concealment method for anyone suffering from Alopecia from over styling. Often, existing hairlines are intact and there are no underlying scalp sensitivity issues. Relief is instant and as with all other Alopecia conditions, it will bypass any medication to combat hairloss deeming regrowth unaffected.
There’s absolutely no point in pulling any punches, Alopecia really sucks. Anyone suffering from any of the above disorders will be aware of the psychological impact it can have on their lives. Scalp Micropigmentation is not particularly a cure, moreover, an aesthetic measure which serves to conceal the offending hair loss. It’s a measure that’s proven to be particularly effective and has a vertible track record for improving the quality of Alopecia sufferers lives.
At Scalp Artist International we deal with hair loss in all it’s forms on a daily basis and treat each patient as a unique case. With locations spanning across the United States and compassionate and experienced technicians, we are here to listen to you about your hair loss journey and find a suitable solution. To reach out to us, you can just drop us a line by email or alternatively, why not head into one of our many clinics or pick up the phone and make the call to ask how we can help you in your combat against hair loss.