Alopecia is an autoimmune condition. It makes our own organism attack our hair follicles that are responsible for our hair growth. Alopecia results in visible hair loss and bald spots, and in more severe cases we can even lose all of our hair. Unfortunately, alopecia is becoming more and more common. This situation is currently present so much because we’re living very stressful lives, and we lead them in anxious environments. Stress and anxiety prove to have negative effects on the condition of our hair, and one can often lead to another i.e. experiencing permanent stress may result in serious anxiety or even depression. Because of this, alopecia may emerge, impacting our hair negatively. Contemporary scientific research confirms this, and the results are worrying. Luckily, there’s always a chance of full recovery. If the stress levels are reduced, and our confidence, health and mental state quickly improve then we are guaranteed to recover from alopecia on our own, without the use of any advanced treatments or medications. However, to do this we need to work hard on reducing the negative psychological effects which affect us, and that itself may be a challenge. Once that is done however, and our mental state has time to relax, then our hair will start to grow again. This may take to as little as a few weeks to a couple of months.
Nonetheless, if it turns out that alopecia is permanent and leads to a complete hair loss, then there are other treatment alternatives which we can undertake. Unfortunately, there isn’t a treatment for alopecia that can cure it completely and forever. In many cases if our hair doesn’t start growing on its own there’s really not much else we can do. Alopecia is still an underestimated and under-researched subject within the field of medicine, therefore scientists still haven’t grasped the disease completely. Special medications and cosmetic treatments can help a little, but if our own immune system doesn’t cooperate, our hair won’t suddenly start regrowing. Luckily, nowadays (thanks to the immense technological advancement) there’s a lot of treatments out there for alopecia that can help with general hair related issues, solving most of our problems. It’s good to remind ourselves that contemporary treatment for alopecia relies mostly on risk/pain-free non-surgical solutions – this fact is valued by many people who despise surgical procedures. So what are the possible methods?
Modern day treatment for alopecia is completely safe and non-invasive. Of course, if we want we can still go to a full extreme solution and get a hair transplant. However, the more common and preferred solution is the use of hair extensions – a much safer, harmless and effective solution. Hair extensions are best if we suffer from less serious effects of alopecia i.e. when our hair is thin and the bald spots aren’t really visible/prominent. If this is the case then hair extension systems can be applied and we’re ready to go, good as our old selves. Among this there are many other popular non-surgical alternatives for treating alopecia. For example, hair enhancement is a similar method, whereby we also use extensions, but their extent is a lot greater, this means that it’s best to go with hair enhancements when our balding is extended and developed.