Alopecia is defined by the fall or lack of hair. People suffering from alopecia lose much more, and there are certain cases when the hair on different parts of the body begins to fall. Alopecia has several synonyms, such as baldness.
Hair growth cycle has three phases: growth, stagnation, and falling.
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Excessive hair loss is not exclusive to alopecia, it can also be caused by stress, some medications, hormonal problems, pregnancy or illness, such as lupus. On the other hand, there are several types of alopecia:
• Cicatricial Alopecia - May be linked to scalp disease and is not directly related to a hair disease.
• Diffuse Alopecia , loss of hair density, in which hair loss is gradual.
• Androgenic or Common alopecia.
• Universal Alopecia- In which the body creates antibodies agains hair follicules. It is the most severe form of Alopecia in which hair loss is seen throught the body.
Although there are treatments to prevent or delay hair loss, not all can deliver an optimal and positive result. You should see a trichology specialist, who will prescribe you the proper treatment and determine if it is indeed an alopecia or a side effect of a medication.
It is not only men who suffer from baldness, women and children can suffer from hair loss in a severe manner. In the case of children, it can occur for various reasons, such as a ringworm infection, which is caused by a fungus transmitted by a dog or a cat; seborrhoeic alopecia, or trichotillomania, in which case, the child plucks out his/her own hair. In all cases, it is best to consult a doctor before using remedies without knowing the true reason for losing your hair; Remember that not all hair loss is due to alopecia.
Loss of eyebrows or eyelashes is not only caused by alopecia areata, there are also cases where drugs may be the culprit, certain diseases, chemotherapy, scars, radiation, etc. A hair transplant helps by restoring eyebrows or eyelashes, eyebrows being the most sought after because they can represent a complete evolution of image and self-esteem.
Women tend to opt for eyebrow transplants using the FUE technique.
The number of hairs implanted is around 200 to 500 in each eyebrow, depending on the desired thickness and density.
The patient can go home the same day after surgery and can continue with their daily lives, covering eyebrows with sunglasses. The results are quick, safe and permanent.