What is alopecia?
The word alopecia simply means hair loss. There are several types of alopecia, which can be recognised by how the hair loss develops. The most common form of alopecia is androgenetic alopecia. This is often called pattern baldness because distinctive areas of the scalp are affected. In men, androgenetic alopecia causes shedding from the hairline and vertex of the head. At its most advanced stage, it leaves just a ring of hair at the sides and the back of the head. Women who have androgenetic alopecia find that their hair loses volume due to generalised thinning that extends from the parting. Alopecia areata is another fairly common form of hair loss, characterised by the development of round spots of hair loss on the scalp. This is caused by an autoimmune disorder, as is alopecia barbae, which causes patches of hair loss from the beard.
Getting an alopecia diagnosis
Getting a professional diagnosis is the essential first step towards effective alopecia treatment. It is easy to do – just book a free consultation with the experts at Vinci Hair Clinic. A specialist will examine your scalp and ask about your health, lifestyle and family history of hair loss. This will help them to determine the form of alopecia that you are experiencing and allow them to offer customised treatment advice.
Vinci personalises their treatment recommendations based on the type of alopecia and its stage, as well as client preferences. For example, a client with early-stage androgenetic alopecia might opt to take defensive action by combining the medication finasteride with Low-Level Laser Therapy and PRP Therapy. Alternatively, he may choose to have a hair transplant procedure to restore the balding areas with hair grafts. For a client with more advanced hair loss who wanted to achieve the look of a shaved hairstyle, Vinci’s Micro Scalp Pigmentation offers a perfect solution. The non-surgical technique is used to simulate short hair growth, with a very natural result. This method is also adapted to create an effect of improved density for people with longer hair.