What exactly is alopecia? Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss that might be related to natural causes (generally due to hereditary factors and aging), or to a medical disorder (specific diseases or medication intake). Regardless of the cause, alopecia is a condition that has cosmetic consequences that frequently impact the individual on a psychological level and affect their self-esteem, self-confidence and even social interactions. For many people suffering from alopecia, this is not an important issue. However, for the ones that do feel affected, it is a matter that needs to be addressed. Even if there are no medical aspects involved, our emotional health and wellbeing are as important as the physical. In this first article we are going to study the main types of alopecia and briefly introduce the concept of Micropigmentation as an alternative solution for alopecia in scalp, eyebrows and lashes. In our next article we will discuss this technique in a detailed way.
So we can see that, although there is no “cure” for alopecia, some individuals may find a treatment that is effective for their condition. Unfortunately, most are ineffective if the condition is in advanced stages. Does this mean that for some people, resigning to the partial or total loss of scalp hair, eyebrows and lashes is their only option? No, there are other options besides the use of wigs, makeup and strip lashes. I’m talking about micropigmentation, a form of cosmetic tattooing that can simulate the appearance of a scalp full of hair follicles, full eyebrows and create the illusion of density/darkness along the lash line in order to frame the eyes in absence of eyelashes. We will discuss this technique in our next article, but for now, let me illustrate with a few pictures of post treatment results. I’ll see you in our August edition!
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