Riviera Provides Hair Replacement Solutions For People Experiencing Alopecia Areata
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition that affects more than 6.5 million people in the US. When you have Alopecia areata, your body attacks its own hair follicles. Various types of alopecia areata can affect people in different ways-all involving hair loss. Alopecia comes from the Latin word for “baldness.” Areata means “occurring in patches.”
Many individuals with Alopecia areata experience some degree of hair loss on the scalp and face, and even the body. Hair loss can occur in a range – from mild to severe – but usually occurs in round patches. Depending on the severity of symptoms and other factors, treatments for Alopecia areata can vary.
Our compassionate, discreet professionals at Riviera Hair Replacement provide hair replacement options for many clients with alopecia areata. We understand the important role hair plays in helping people feel their best. We can design and create the hair replacement solution that is right for you and leaves you looking and feeling confident.
What Are The First Signs Of Alopecia Areata?
Alopecia areata usually begins with some isolated patchy hair loss. It typically occurs in round or oval patches on the scalp. It might, alternatively, appear in other places on the body where one would usually grow hair including, the beard, arms, legs, hands, feet, eyebrows, or eyelashes.
Are There Different Forms Of Alopecia Areata? What Are They?
The main forms of alopecia areata are “patchy” and “persistent patchy.”
Patchy alopecia areata-
This type of alopecia areata commonly refers to the type that resembles one or more round or oval coin-sized patches of hair loss. The patches can appear on the scalp or other places on the body that grow hair.
This type of alopecia areata may become alopecia totalis – which is hair loss across the entire scalp.
It may also become alopecia Universalis – which is hair loss across the entire body, including the scalp, face, arm, leg, and pubic region.
Persistent patchy alopecia areata –
This type of alopecia areata is characterized by patchy hair loss on the scalp that continues for a long time. Persistent patchy alopecia areata does not develop into more extensive hair loss like totalis or Universalis but remains consistently patchy and confined to the scalp.
What Are Some Other Forms Of Alopecia Areata?
Diffuse alopecia areata-
This type of alopecia areata is characterized by sudden and unexpected thinning of the hair all over your scalp. Diffuse alopecia can be challenging to diagnose because it often resembles other forms of hair loss. For example, it is quite similar to telogen effluvium or male or female pattern hair loss.
Ophiasis alopecia areata-
This type of alopecia areata has a unique hair loss pattern, which includes the sides and lower- back of the scalp in the shape of a band. Ophiasis alopecia areata can be difficult to treat because it is often resistant to medication.
Call Riviera Hair Replacement to Learn More About How We Can Restore Your Hair
If you have alopecia areata of any type and want to find a hair replacement solution that restores your scalp with hair that looks and feels great, call Riviera Hair Replacement. Our professional, discreet team of specialists have experience working with clients who are dealing with alopecia – we understand that it can be difficult. Let us help you feel and look your best.
Schedule a free consultation and get started on your road to beautiful hair and renewed confidence! Call Riviera Hair Replacement today at 516-364-0110 or 800-772-1523. You will be so glad you did.