Alopecia Specialist

New Style Smp: Scalp Micropigmentation Specialist located in Moline, IL. Also serving Rock Island, East Moline, Davenport, Hurst, Euless, Eldridge, and Chicago, IL


Alopecia Q&A

What is Alopecia?

The medical condition Alopecia causes the loss of hair, which can be both aesthetically pleasing and uncomfortable. It has several forms, but the most common form is called androgenetic Alopecia, or male pattern baldness. The effects are more common for men to have this condition.

 •Androgenetic Alopecia is a medical condition caused by hormones and genetics.

• Treatments can include medications, surgery, or micro scalp pigmentation.

• Micro scalp pigmentation involves tattooing pigment onto the scalp to simulate the appearance of hair follicles.

• New Style SMP offers micro scalp pigmentation services to help patients achieve a natural-looking result.

The dictionary defines Alopecia (al-oh-PEE-shut). Alopecia is a condition where people lose hair from areas where it normally grows. The good news is that micro scalp pigmentation can help.

Common types of hair loss include:

  • Male and female pattern baldness
  • Telogen effluvium
  • Alopecia areata

What causes male and female pattern baldness?

Baldness is a condition that is thought to be related to hormones and genes. Male and female pattern baldness is a hair loss condition affecting millions worldwide. It often starts with small bald spots or thinning hair on the scalp. Over time, hair loss can worsen, eventually leading to complete baldness. 

Can Smp help with telogen effluvium?

The short answer is yes, smp can help; with the right artist that knows what they are doing, telogen can cause bald patches on the scalp. While telogen effluvium is not permanent, it can be emotionally devastating for those who experience it. It happens when there is an interruption in the normal hair growth cycle, often after a stressful event such as childbirth or surgery. 

What is alopecia areata?

Alopecia areata can cause hair loss. This may happen in patches or all at once. Most of the time, the hair grows back within a year. But for some people, thinning hair, hair loss, etc.. can be long-term. There is not a cure yet for alopecia areata, but there are treatments that help make the scalp look better.  

  • Scalp micro pigmentation is one treatment option that can give the appearance of a full head of hair.

This safe and effective treatment does not require surgery or medication. If you are considering getting this treatment, schedule a free consultation with us to help better understand your situation.

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