Did you know that there are many different types of hair loss, each of which responds differently to various forms of treatment? This week, we take a closer look at Alopecia Universalis and answer some of the most commonly asked questions surrounding the condition. A free consultation with one of the specialists at Hair Clinic International will answer your crowning worries as well.
What is Alopecia Universalis?
Alopecia Universalis is an advanced form of Alopecia Areata and is also an autoimmune condition. Basically, the sufferer’s immune system mistakenly attacks one’s hair follicles, eventually causing all of the hair to fall out not just one’s head, but all over one’s body. It is the most extreme form of Alopecia there is.
What Causes it? Is it Hereditary?
The exact cause of the condition is currently unknown. However, it is thought to be brought on as a result of a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
Can it be Treated?
While Alopecia Universalis cannot be cured, it can indeed be treated. Common treatment options include diphenylcyclopropenone (DPCP), a topical immunotherapy, and non surgical hair replacement therapy.
What is the Prognosis?
The prognosis varies from person to person. Some sufferers may ‘outgrow’ the condition and, as a result, their hair will begin growing back on its own. However, some people find that the condition persists regardless of the various treatments to which they are exposed. Healthy lifestyle choices are recommended to help encourage a full recovery.
Here at Hair Clinic International, we specialise in a wide range of hair loss restoration therapies, including non-surgical hair replacement. If you would like to find out if you are a good candidate to receive the treatment, do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation. Contact us today!