Bristol Studio - Alopecia Management
Understanding the trauma of Alopecia and disguising its effects
The type of transformations we can make to women's hair
Of all the varieties of hair loss that we see in our Bristol salon, Alopecia is perhaps the most common. There are a number of different types of Alopecia - you can read about many of them on our Living with Hair Loss blog post - The different types of Alopecia explained - and the sad fact is that medical science has little to offer those who suffer from them. Some of them like Alopecia Areata strike suddenly causing bare patches and while the affected areas can sometimes start growing again they can just as easily lose the hair again. This unpredictability makes it very stressful, and since stress seems to be one of the contributory factors this produces a vicious circle.
In contrast Androgenetic Alopecia comes on gradually and usually causes overall diffuse thinning, while Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia also comes on gradually but affects the front and side hairlines leaving behind scar tissue on which hair can no longer grow. Both these types come with their own psychological challenges which are very real for those experienceing them.
Unfortunately the distress that Alopecia causes can leave people very open to being exploited by advertising that plays on their fears and hopes to sell them "hair loss shampoos" and lotions, or by treatments with little or no scientific basis. Techniques often involving lasers and/or platelet injections are hyped up as the latest new approaches from America but if you ask a doctor about these you'll generally get a quick dismissal. In some specific cases medicine can help - for instance steroid creams and immunosuppressant drugs sometimes reduce inflammation where that is a cause - but in many cases they delay but don't cure the conditions.
We don't offer any of those so-called treatments, but we certainly don't dismiss the effects that Alopecia have on women or the concerns they have about them. Our expert staff at the studio in the Clifton district of Bristol have long experience of how such conditions can be completely concealed and of reassuring women who despair of ever having attractive hair again that they can be more glamourous than they ever imagined.
Our options include different varieties of our Intralace Systems, and ultra-fine Medi Connections extensions, depending on the type and extent of hair loss in each case. These are not "standard solutions" - each system is specifically tailored to the individual concerned and the amount of hair loss they have.
If you live in the Bristol, Gloucestershire, Avon, or Somerset areas then you're in easy reach of our studio, which is just 10 minutes walk from Clifton Down rail station. Come and see us and we'll advise you on your Alopecia problems - always honest, always sympathetic, and always constructive.
The first consultation is free and if you prefer you can have a video consultation instead.
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