Spot baldness is believed to be a disorder (with alopecia areata there is no known single cause or cure) that causes the body’s immune system to attack and disable hair follicles. Bald spots occur suddenly as small bald spots. This detracts from hair aesthetics and can cause a lot of psychological stress on the individual.Bald spots can also be caused by scalp infections (ringworm) or when the hair is constantly pulled (trichotillomania). Regrowing hair in bald spots is possible but usually you may need to try different treatments to achieve results such as:
Use of Minoxidil – stronger forms of minoxidil are also available by prescription where side effects such as skin irritation or hair growth on the skin near to the scalp can occur.
Where on the Body Can Bald Spots Appear?
Bald spots can mostly appear on the scalp, the brows, body, limbs or on a beard. This type of hair loss affects both men and women.
Certain factors can increase the chances of getting alopecia areata sduch as:
Genetics – a family history of thinning hair and hair loss
Fortunately, some will experience hair regrowth but, others continue will continue to develop bald spots way into the future.
Alopecia Areata is not / does not:
affect longevity of life
Is not a contagious disease
Male and female pattern hair loss
Loss of all scalp hair
Loss of hair on the entire body
It is essential to speak with a dermatologist or / and a doctor to discover the cause and course of treatment going forward.
Deficiencies of vitamins such as vitamin A, and vitamins C, D, E, B7 and B12,
Lack of omega-3
Telogen effluvium (a hormonal condition)
Scalp Ringworm (tineas capitis)
Pregnancy and childbirth
Hair Loss in Men and Women
Every day both men and women can usually lose up to 100 hairs from the scalp. Any more than that and the hair is falling ouut too quickly. The hair goes through a process of regeneration which includes growing and falling out.
Corticosteroids can slow down the way the immune system adversely affects the hair follicles to prevent further hair loss.
The main causes of bald spots for women aged 50 and over:
Menopausal / unstable hormone levels
Poor diet and nutrition
Excessive stress (emotional or physical) which isn’t being managed appropriately
How to Treat Bald Spots
You may want to consider either a surgical approach or a non-surgical non invasive approach:
Home remedies – There are many natural remedies that can help you to grow your hair. For example consuming herbs and massaging the scalp. There are shampoos, hair care products, and essential oils including: thyme, lavender, rosemary, clary sage, peppermint, lemongrass, cedarwood & horsetail
Neograft – robotic removal of hair follicles to be used for the bald spot
FUE – the hair follicles are moved to the area containing the bald spot (less invasive than strip harvesting)
Use hair care products
Strip Harvesting – Replacement of hair follicles surgically from a portion of skin usually taken from the rear of the head to the bald spot.
PRP Treatments – (1) a sample of blood is taken from the patient (2) the blood is processed in a way where it has a high platelet count (3) the blood is injected into the designated areas of the scalp.
Many conventional treatments are available as you can now appreciate, but there are also alternative effective options.
Trying alternative methods might be a viable option for you if you are looking for more natural and non invasive ways to help. Ignoring bald patches has been known to eventually lead to depression, anxiety and social isolation. When bald spots are caused by alopecia areata, it can clear on its own but can either clear as quick as it started or it may take several years to do so in some people.
It’s important to remember that scalp bald patches can occur for reasons not associated with alopecia areata, and treatments that you try might not work at all – so a lot of patience is required. Also, all available treatments might not be within your budget so an open minded approach is probably nexessary.
Acupuncture – placing needles in different points on the scalp to help improve circulation blood circulation in the scalp
Scalp massage to encourage & improve circulation and hair growth. involves placing needles in different points on the scalp. This can help to improve circulation and encourage hair growth.
Scalp MicropigmentationCan Cover Bald Spots Without Surgery
Do you have bald spots on your head? If you’re looking for a discreet way to cover them up, scalp micropigmentation is a proven professional solution that can help to cover them. SMP can cover bald spots without the need for any worrying painful surgery. SMP can be used to create a shaved head look or to give the appearance of fuller, thicker hair. The custom pigment an SMP technician will use is applied directly to the scalp. Not only will SMP give you the look you are looking for, but it will also boost your confidence and self-esteem.
SKALPTEC UK SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION – HAIR LOSS SERVICES
Scalp micropigmentation is a popular hair loss solution when it comes to millions of men and women who have to deal with losing their hair. Skalptec can help you if you are looking to cover or camouflage the bald spots on your scalp. Skalpec provides the following SMP services for both men and women:
Skalptec Ltd has clinics across the UK and one in Holland at this time. Find out more.
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Skalptec currently has SMP hair loss treatment clinics in Liverpool, London, Newcastle, Shrewsbury, Jersey and Netherlands.
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Skin type and scalp condition will differ from person to person so a flexible approach from a professional scalp technician is a must. Don’t settle for anything less than the best.
There’s not one proven magic formula guaranteed to stop your hair loss completely in its tracks once it has started. But there are a lot more hair loss options than there used to be – technology and research continues to improve matters. There’s a good chance you will be able to fix the problem and slow things down and a lot will depend on how quickly you’re losing your hair, and how quickly you start taking action. Genetics also plays a role when it comes to hair falling out without notice, so there is a lot to consider.
So, if you are looking for a viable, popular and proven option consider having Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP). Skalptec Ltd is an established UK multi award winning SMP provider and we provide the best possible experience if you are going through any type of hair loss.
If you need help taking your first step, speak with us. We have achieved an excellent reputation and much recognition, as well as great reviews and national awards for SMP over the years in the UK and internationally. For further insights and testimonials, you can find Video Reviews, Case Studies and Before and After pictures on our website and on You Tube.
Learn more about Skalptec and the services that we provide. See how we can help you to cover anything from early signs of hair loss to full baldness, thinning hair, scalp scars, scalp and crown bald spots, receding hairline and alopecia. Contact us to chat with one of our friendly team where you will be able to book a free consultation at one of our established Skalptec clinics.
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