Apart from male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia), the most common type of alopecia is alopecia areata, which in a small number of cases can develop into alopecia totalis (total hair loss).
Alopecia areata is a common condition that results in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere. It occurs in males and females of all ages. In alopecia areata, the affected hair follicles become very small, drastically slowing down production. This results in no hair growth visible above the surface for months or even years. However, no matter how widespread the hair loss, the hair follicles remain alive and are ready to resume normal hair production whenever they receive the appropriate signal. We can provide both Human Hair and Synthetic Hair wigs for Alopecia sufferers. We also provide a ‘custom made’ service using Human Hair, although this service can take from anything up to 2 to 6 months for the final piece to be complete.