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What is Alopecia Totalis?
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What is Alopecia Totalis?

What is alopecia totalis?

As we discussed in our prior blog, “What is Alopecia Areata?”, September is Alopecia Awareness Month. Alopecia is a Latin term meaning “hair loss”, however there are four main types of alopecia: Androgenic Alopecia (AGA), Alopecia Areata (AA), Alopecia Totalis (AT), and Alopecia Universalis (AU). This month HPIHair will dive into the differences between these four types of alopecia.

Third on our list to discuss is Alopecia Totalis (AT). AT is a condition that causes complete loss of hair from the neck up. The exact cause of this condition is unknown, but research shows it is an autoimmune condition where the immune system attacks the hair follicles. Roughly 20% of those affected by AT have a family member with alopecia  suggesting that genes could play a role in this condition.

Unfortunately, there is no known cure for Alopecia Totalis, but with newer studies it is possible it can revert itself. At HPIHair we provide different cosmetic options such as hair replacement, scalp micropigmentation and microblading for eyebrows for those who prefer to camouflage their scalp and facial hair loss.

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