Alopecia Areata in Females

When patches of hair loss start showing up on your head it’s a time of major concern for so many women and men. One patch can lead to two

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and then this can lead to total baldness. The hair can grow back after some months but what if it doesn’t?

Dealing with permanent loss of hair can have a social, psychological and demoralising effect. Usually the hair regrows after several months but for some the baldness is permanent.

It is estimated that alopecia areata in the UK affects around fifteen people in every ten thousand people. There are several types of alopecia and areata is a condition that can happen to both men and women usually from childhood up to the age of forty.

There isn’t normally any signs of scarring on the scalp and at most usually there might be a scaly, red itchy appearance on the bald patch.

Alopecia Causes and Hair Loss in Females?

Alopecia areata is regarded as a rare disorder of the immune system for both men and women. The immune system attacks the hair follicles. The diet, hereditary factors and stress can play a role in losing your hair and female pattern hair loss can become more of a problem as women become older. Increased hair loss in some women can be linked to hormonal changes. Medications to treat cancer and severe illness can also cause hair loss.

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Some of your alopcia areata and female hair loss questions answered

What are the signs and/or symptoms of alopecia areata?

  • clumps of hair on the pillow
  • smooth round patches of complete hair loss on the scalp and possibly on other areas of the body
  • sometimes total hair loss on the head can occur
  • dull and thin fingernails and toenails
  • no pain is usually associated with alopecia areata

Is there a Cure for Alopecia Areata?
There is no cure but research continues and there are medicines that can help.

Does White Hair Grow Back?
Yes. The hair will eventually grow back with your original hair colour, At first though, the hair will be a very light blonde colour or white.

Alopecia Treatment Options – What Can You Do?

Scalp micropigmentation is a popular form of hair replacement for all conditions of alopecia including areata, totalis and universalis. Treatments to increase hair regrowth can work but not in all cases. The hair can also grow back without any treatment.

– Steroid injections
– Topical steroids
– Minoxidil
– Wear a wig
– Laser treatment
– Hair transplant
– PUVA light therapy
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– Complementary therapies

Female Baldness and Genetics

Women can inherit the gene for pattern baldness from either parent. Female pattern baldness often starts after the menopause or due to not having enough of the androgen hormone in the body. A damaged ovary or a damaged pituitary gland will mean reduced amounts of androgen and a greater chance of hair loss. Read more about hair loss and genetics here.

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After a Bald Patch Develops

  1. Bald patches regrow hair within a few months.
  2. Blonde or white coloured hair can be expected at first if the hair grows back.
  3. More bald patches can develop some weeks after the first one has appeared.
  4. Bald patches can be at different stages of development. The first bald patch can be in regrowth whilst a different bald patch is forming. This can be the case when many bald patches are visible around the head.
  5. Small bald patches can merge to create a large bald area.


Scalp micropigmentation is a popular hair loss solution when it comes to men and women who have to deal with losing their hair. Skalpec provides the following SMP services for men and women:

Scalp micropigmentation is also known as SMP and hair tattoo. Discover more about hair tattoo.

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Skalptec – the UK’s Best Scalp Micropigmentation for All Forms of Alopecia

Our award winning, years of experience and expertise precedes us, and we continue to set the bar as high as we possibly can. We have handled just about every scalp pigmentation treatment you can think of; ranging from standard procedures to the most challenging. Skalptec Video Reviews (See More YouTube Video Reviews), Skalptec Case Studies Check out our impeccable results in our Image Gallery.

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Take your time if you’re considering your options at this point. You want the best possible outcome so it’s important you choose what is best for you. Our SMP technicians are some of the best you will find anywhere in the world – come and see us for a full consultation.

Maybe you’ve come across Skalptec for the first time today? Perhaps your friend or colleague recommended you? No matter what your circumstances might be, give our friendly team a call or send us a message. We will show you empathy and concern and we’ll answer all of your questions honestly and thoroughly. We’ll reassure you, we will help you to deal with any physical and emotional stress. We will help you to fully understand everything.

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Setting up as a scalp micropigmentation technician on your own can be a daunting prospect without the right support and mentorship. Whatever you need, Skalptec will support you as you build up a personal reputation as a SMP technician with the Skalptec team and our brand right behind you. Click here to find out more.

SKALPTEC SMP CLINICS ACROSS THE UK! Liverpool, London, Jersey, Newcastle, Holland, Shrewsbury Clinics

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Skalptec has treatment clinics in various UK and international locations including:

  • Liverpool – Terence Jones Owner and lead technician of Skalptec & 3 time UK National Award Winner (our Head Office is located there). Click here for more about Terence.
  • Newcastle – Terence Jones Owner and lead technician (MPUK National Award Winner 3 times for Scalp Technician of the year). Click here for more about Terence and his clinic.
  • London – Proficient lead technician. Click here for more about our service.
  • Shrewsbury – Michelle Watson lead technician (our newset clinic opened recently). Click here for more about Michelle and her clinic.

You will also find some of our top SMP technicians in:

If you need help take your first step and talk to us. We have achieved recognition and awards for SMP over the years and we can provide the best possible experience. You can find Video Reviews, Case Studies and Before and After pictures on our website and on You Tube.

With Skalptec you will discover how we can help you to deal with anything from early signs of hair loss to full baldness. We promise you expertise and a service you will love and remember! Find out more about Skalptec and the many SMP services available – contact our experienced team for an informal conversation today. We can help you with everything from the early signs of hair loss to full baldness. We look forward to meeting you!