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An Overview of Alopecia Presented by High Definition Hair

A maker of high-quality wigs and toupees, High Definition Hair provides client with custom hairpieces designed to fit their heads precisely. Professionals at High Definition Hair create each wig on a mold created from a client’s head, which allows a secure fit without sewing or adhesives. High Definition Wigs are generally held in place with only hairpins. High Definition Wigs also allow extremely realistic parting and styling, with great versatility. Nearly 30 percent of High Definition Hair customers have alopecia or other medical hair loss. In this piece, the company offers an overview of alopecia.

Alopecia is the medical word for baldness, which can occur for a wide range of reasons. Often, the word alopecia is used to indicate alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder that causes a person’s hair to fall out. In a patient with alopecia areata, the immune system attacks the hair follicles, preventing them from holding hair in place. While some patients experience this in small patches or a few areas, some undergo complete hair loss, including eyebrows and eyelashes.

A highly unpredictable disease, alopecia results in some patients experiencing regrowth or even a later relapse. Experts do not understand alopecia areata’s causes in great detail, but there is some genetic link, so people with a relative with alopecia areata are more likely to have the condition, as are those with family members who have other autoimmune disorders such as thyroid disease, diabetes, or lupus.

Sometimes alopecia areata can be treated with drugs such as corticosteroids or Rogaine, although the condition cannot be cured. Some nutritional supplements may also help. Many patients choose to use makeup to minimize hair loss, wear wigs or other head coverings, and reduce their stress levels to combat the effects.