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September is Alopecia Areata Awareness Month!

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

This month we wanted to bring awareness to alopecia areata and shed some light on how De Novo Hair lace wigs can be used to help individuals affected by it. Alopecia areata is a hair-loss condition that is associated with an abnormality in the immune system. Particularly, one’s immune system attacks the hair follicles of the scalp generating partial or complete hair loss. This abnormality in hair formation, however, can also affect other areas of the body. Though the reason for its onset is unexplained, research suggests that genetics may play a role in the likelihood of developing this autoimmune condition. Alopecia areata also tends to develop in early life, with typical onset among children, teens and young adults.

Once diagnosed with alopecia areata, a number of treatments are available. The efficacy of these treatments varies as there is no proven remedy for its prevention. What has been shown to be particularly helpful are the ways in which patients cope with alopecia areata. Hair loss can contribute to increased emotional stress including depression. In a society where images of health, beauty and femininity are often associated with a healthy head of hair, hair loss can bring about many stressful situations and can adversely affect one’s self-concept. Even for those who are comfortable in their hair loss, they may not be as comfortable with the stereotyped identities others ascribe to them.

Many persons who can benefit the most from De Novo Hair full lace wigs or lace front wigs sometimes are not even aware of lace wigs as being a hair replacement option. Traditional wigs of yester years are notoriously very uncomfortable and restrictive in style and function. Many are “one size fits all” and there’s really no such thing when it comes to a well-designed and well-fitting hair replacement prosthetic. This is why you won’t get that classic tell-tale sign of unnatural bunching at the crown with a De Novo Hair lace wig. Our lace wigs fit to the contours of your head by circumference size and you can get the best fit by taking your full measurements. Because our lace wigs are fully hand-tied, you get a natural hair growth pattern. You can style it any which way and not have to worry about combing the hair toward your face to conceal your hairline.

If you think you might be experiencing signs of hair loss, do not hesitate to contact your doctor for more information about your particular condition. Some forms of hair loss can be treated well if damage to the hair follicles can be minimized. Your doctor can even write a prescription for your prosthetic and we will help with the rest! We love helping customers reclaim their self expression and identities through our high quality product line. If you have any tips, advice or comments, don’t forget to leave your mark and comment below!