Scalp MicroPigmentation can be utilised in a variety of ways, greatly expanding cosmetic treatment options for Alopecia Areata and other types of Alopecia hair loss.
Alopecia is the general word used meaning ‘hair loss’ there are many different types of Alopecia, the first and most common is Alopecia Areata.
Alopecia Areata is characterised by small circles of hair loss either on the scalp, beard or part of the eyebrows or eyelashes. Sometimes this hair spontaneously re-grows in the first year, others progress into other types of Alopecia.
Alopecia Areata is thought to be an autoimmune disease. This occurs when your own immune system damages healthy cells in your body. The immune system makes white blood cells (lymphocytes) and antibodies to protect against foreign objects such as bacteria, viruses, and other germs. In autoimmune disease, the immune system mistakes part or parts of the body as foreign.
In people with Alopecia Areata, many white blood cells gather around the affected hair roots (hair follicles) which are mistaken as foreign. This causes some mild inflammation which leads in some way to hairs becoming weak and falling out to cause the bald patches.
Alopecia Areata hair regrowth treatment includes topical or steroid injections, platelet rich plasma therapy, minoxidil therapy and camouflaging options such as Scalp MicroPigmentation.