Scalp Micro Pigmentation for Alopecia
What is androgenetic alopecia? Why, it’s the most common cause of baldness experienced by men! But did you know it’s not the only type of alopecia there is? There’s also alopecia areata, which is another frequent culprit behind hair loss. Luckily, like androgenic alopecia, scalp micropigmentation (SMP), also known as scalp tattoo or a head tattoo, is a great form of treatment!
Can Scalp Micro Pigmentation Help Alopecia?
Types Of Alopecia Areata
There are several types of alopecia areata:
Alopecia areata (patchy): Alopecia areata (patchy) is when you have one or more round or oval, coin-sized tracts of hair loss on your head or other parts of your body. This may later turn into complete hair loss on your head or complete hair loss all over your body. When it just stays patchy, which it usually does, this form of alopecia is called persistent patchy alopecia areata.
Alopecia totalis: This is the name for complete baldness of the scalp.
Alopecia universalis: When you lose all the hair on your body it’s known as alopecia universalis. That means no hair on your head, face, and body, sometimes even including nose hair!
Diffuse alopecia areata: Does stress cause hair loss? Yes! That’s what diffuse alopecia areata, sudden and acute thinning of all the hair on your head, hard to diagnose. It looks like other forms of hair loss!
Ophiasis alopecia: this is when you lose hair on the sides and lower back of your head in the shape of a band. Take a look at our Scalp Micropigmentation Blog
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Alopecia Scalp Micro Pigmentation
Androgenetic alopecia is what you get when someone with a genetic predisposition toward male pattern baldness experiences the reaction that occurs when enzyme Type II 5-alpha reductase and testosterone on their scalp. The result, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), is what triggers the hair loss.
Included in the list of everything you need to know about alopecia areata is the fact that the disease is caused by your immune system attacking your hair follicles by mistake. Your hair follicles are alive even if you have alopecia areata, so it’s not uncommon for the disease to go away or for the disease to cycle on and off.