What is Alopecia?

If you’ve seen a lot of extra hair on your pillow, brush, or shower drain, or you’ve noticed odd little bald spots in the mirror, you might have an autoimmune disorder called alopecia areata.

When you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system attacks your own body. With alopecia areata, it’s the hair follicles that are attacked. This causes the hair to come out, often in clumps the size and shape of a quarter. This condition is common with both men and women. The amount of hair loss is different in everyone. Some people lose it only in a few spots. Others lose a lot.

It’s rare, but you can lose all the hair on your head (alopecia areata totalis) or entire body (alopecia areata universalis).

Each case of alopecia areata is different. Sometimes, hair grows back but falls out again later. In others, hair grows back for good.

How is it treated?

When your hair starts falling out, it’s easy to feel like it’s the end of the world because hair is an important part of appearance. Losing your hair can result in feeling unattractive. We understand how challenging and difficult this experience is but we have solutions that can help. Our Alopecia and Medical Wigs are designed to look as if it’s growing right out from your scalp. They are easy to wear, natural looking, and fits secure on. From custom designed human hair wigs, synthetic wigs, and ready to wear wigs we have something in our full service wig salon for everyone. We can duplicate your natural hair prior to hairloss or if you’ve always wanted to try something new we can get creative and make it even more exciting. Please contact us to book a free no obligation consultation. Our wig specialist would be happy to assist you.