Alopecia is defined as any type of balding. There are many forms of alopecia. Male pattern baldness is called androgenic alopecia and affects 80% of men worldwide. Alopecia areata is defined as patches of baldness on the scalp, which is an autoimmune disorder. Alopecia universalis is the complete loss of hair on the head. Traction Alopecia is the loss of hair due to strain over a long period of time like wearing your hair in a tight pony tail or the forces that hair extensions put on the hair that they are hanging from. About 60% of women worldwide suffer from some sort of traction alopecia!
With no cure in sight, alopecia comes with very deep psychological consequences. Men and women all over the world who suffer from this condition usually feel less confident than their peers. The acute and asymptomatic characteristics of alopecia give no warning signs as to when and where it will hit, making it a very difficult condition to deal with.
Most treatment options for alopecia are temporary or do not work. In a world where snake oils disguised as ?hair loss serums? is a multi-million dollar industry, many sufferers lose all faith and hope in treating their alopecia.