SMP for alopecia
Scalp micropigmentation for alopecia
The devastation that comes with hair loss can be quite dramatic. In most cultures, hair plays a significant role in making up physical appearance. People judge each other on how it is presented. Hair loss interferes with this due to its high visibility, affecting the mental and emotional state of sufferers.Alopecia is a medical condition that is the cause of many hair loss problems. There are different types of alopecia, but sadly, most are not curable. The condition tends to appear suddenly at any stage in life and is difficult to reverse. It is also widespread, with close to 150 million sufferers across the world.They are generally classified into two categories: scarring alopecia and non-scarring alopecia.
Types of Non-Scarring AlopeciaAlopecia is typically classified based on cause and the effect displayed.Androgenic Alopecia, also known as male pattern baldness, is the most common form of alopecia. It mainly affects men over the age of 50 yrs. It is believed to be linked to changes in the male sex hormones, with many cases being hereditary.The more advanced forms of non-scarring alopecia which are the most prevalent are:
- Alopecia Areata – This is an autoimmune condition that presents in the form of circular patches of hair loss. This condition can arise at any age and is often exacerbated by factors such as work stress, death of a loved one, and poor health.
- Alopecia Totalis – This is more advanced than Alopecia Areata. In its most extreme form of alopecia, there is a complete loss of hair from the scalp.
- Alopecia Universalis – This is another autoimmune condition that is denoted by the total, or near-total loss of hair, from all over the body. It is a rare condition, accounting for about 1% of alopecia cases.
- Traction Alopecia – This predominantly affects women who often have their hair pulled back in braids or under weaves. It also includes people with trichotillomania, a compulsive disorder caused by constant hair plucking and pulling. The strain of this sustained pulling causes stress on the hair follicles around the edges that eventually fall out. If caught in the early stages, this condition may be reversed with due care.
- Alopecia Telogen Effluvium – This is whereby there is more than the normal shedding of hair. There is a general thinning which often corrects itself in time. It is treatable in many cases.
Types of Scarring AlopeciaThere are various types of scarring alopecia, the most common are:
- Lichen Planopilaris (LPP) – it destroys the hair follicles which are replaced with big or small permanent scarring all over the scalp.
- Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA) – it is a form of LPP predominant in women that is limited to the scalp near the forehead.
- Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) – it often occurs in women and usually affects the middle of the scalp. Hair loss slowly progresses outwards from the center of the scalp.
About Hair Scalp CenterAt the Hair Scalp Center in Bangkok, Thailand, we are pioneers of the SMP treatment in Asia. Our team has been trained by foremost experts in this field from the UK and the USA. At our hygienic and professionally set up clinic, we cater to a wide variety of clientele looking for effective results and the highest standard of service.Our SMP treatments provide clients with a closely shaved look created by replicating the appearance of hair follicles. So whether it is just shading for a denser look at the top of your head or full scalp treatment, we have the expertise to deliver quality results.
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