Androgenetic Alopecia

This type of hair loss is unfortunately on the increase, it tends to be caused mainly through genetic genes, however other factors such as stress, poor diet, menopause, poly cystic ovary syndrome and illness can contribute or even speed up the process. Often we find there is more than 1 single cause of severe hair loss, otherwise known as Alopecia. Affecting approximately 18% of women under the age of 50 years and progressing during and after the menopause.

Although every type of Alopecia is distressing, Androgenetic Alopecia is extremely unpleasant as usually there is no cure and the sufferer may often feel a sense of loss of femininity due to the way the hair loss transpires. As well as use of common terminology “female pattern baldness” increases a sense of low self esteem.

However, if you have to lose your hair, the options available to you are perhaps more plentiful than other causes of Alopecia. Depending on the severity or what stage your hair loss is at, you might be able to mask your scalp with a cosmetic make up, topped up with some micro-bonded hair extensions.

As the Androgenetic Alopecia progresses your hair loss situation will require re-assessing as to which system will now suit your needs best. This could possibly be a hair replacement system as seen being worn by Jackie.

Please check with your dermatologist before embarking on any hair replacement system. I believe this has to be your option only once you are sure your hair loss will NOT improve. It has to be the most natural and effective way forward, however not a decision to be taken without full knowledge of time and financial commitments for the future.

Androgenetic and Diffused Alopecia – Jackie’s Story

I give you my feelings…………My life was horrendous – it was false, insecure and old-fashioned trying to cover up
the ‘baldness’ – back-combing and spraying.
Today I would describe my life as follows:

I am confident, happy, secure and having hair is “special”, people who have had hair always do not know how it feels not
to. Christine to me is special, so professional and understanding to my needs.

She has made me feel beautiful.

(Through illness Jackie’s hair loss started with diffuse hair loss. However as previously mentioned it is possible to have more than one condition of hair loss at the same time. Jackie also has Androgenetic Alopecia)