Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia

Posted by on Nov 2, 2019 in HLI - New York | 0 comments

Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia

Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia is a condition that leads to hair loss, particularly among the African American community

If you’ve never heard of this condition before, you’re absolutely not alone. Keep reading to learn more about centrifugal cicatricial alopecia and what you can do about it. This blog post may just end up helping you or a loved one, so continue on!

What is Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia?

You may have heard of alopecia, which is a disorder in which an individual may inexplicably lose their hair. However, centrifugal cicatricial alopecia is a form of alopecia that is pretty much unique to the black community, specifically black women.

This form of alopecia results in hair loss on the crown of the head, or the middle of the scalp. As the name suggests, this hair loss begins in a centrifugal pattern. So, black women losing hair in a circle on their head may be experiencing this form of hair loss.

What’s behind it?

Unfortunately, the cause of this form of alopecia is unknown. However, it is believed that the use of hairstyling methods traditionally associated with ethnic hair may be a culprit. Additionally, the condition may be genetic, so it is important to see if anyone else in your family is dealing with this form of hair loss as well.

What to Do?

The first thing you should do is reach out to a doctor and get your condition diagnosed. After that, you have a variety of options to choose from. You might try a clinic in NY that can apply pigments to your scalp and fill in your hairline through a process called scalp micropigmentation, and other population options such as medicines or special shampoos and conditioners.

I hope you found this information useful!

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Women Rocking Shaved Heads

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in Scalp Micropigmentation | 0 comments

Women Rocking Shaved Heads

Most lists celebrating famous bald people focus on men, but did you know there are several powerful bald women out there? Check out this list and you may discover your new favorite woman.

Adwoa Aboah

Adwoa Aboah is a British model who has graced the cover of American Vogue, British Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Poland, and i-D. She rocks a shaved head, which she began rocking after a hair trim went wrong. In addition to appearing on the cover of various fashion magazines, she played Lia in Ghost in the Shell, a Hollywood adaptation of a Japanese manga.

Amber Rose

No list of famous bald women would be complete without Amber Rose. Known for her trademark shaved hairstyle, Rose skyrocketed in fame while appearing as a video vixen in Young Jeezy and Kanye West’s “Put On” video.

She was involved in a high profile relationship with West for two years. In addition to modeling, Rose is known for her sex-positive activism and has been a champion in the fight against rape culture.

Lupita Nyong’o

Though she has been rocking longer hairstyles lately, Lupita Nyong’o is known for her shaved hair. The star first shaved her hair when she was just 19, and has kept her hair short since then. The actress is known for her roles in “12 Years a Slave,” (for which she won an Academy Award), “Black Panther,” and “Us.” She was named the Most Beautiful Woman by People Magazine in 2014.

If you’re suffering from hair loss, you might want to consider shaving your hair. As these women show, beauty is not dependent on the length of your hair. If you’ve completely lost all of your hair, there are services like DC Micro that use scalp micropigmentation to give the appearance that you recently shaved your head.

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Female Pattern Baldness and You

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019 in Scalp Micropigmentation | 0 comments

Female Pattern Baldness and You

Many have heard of male pattern baldness, but many are not familiar with female pattern baldness. For many women struggling with hair loss is their daily reality. If you believe that you are suffering from female pattern baldness, keep reading to learn more about the condition and ways that you can keep as much hair on your head as possible.

What is Female Pattern Baldness?

You may have heard female pattern baldness referred to as androgenetic alopecia. Female pattern baldness is similar to male pattern baldness, except women lose their hair in a different pattern than men do.

Female hair loss is completely normal. According to YouBeaty, women begin to lose density in their hair by the time they turn 35 years old. Healthline reports that not even 50 percent of women will make it past their 65th year with their mane completely intact.

Don’t panic. If you’re a woman suffering from hair loss, you are certainly not alone.

Causes of Female Pattern Hair Loss

Female pattern baldness has been found to have a variety of different causes, the most common being an endocrine condition or a hormonal issue.

To determine the cause of your female pattern baldness specifically, it is important that you reach out and schedule an appointment with your doctor or dermatologist. Your doctor will be able to pinpoint the cause and use that information to better treat your hair loss.

What Can I Do? Those experiencing any type of hair loss are likely in search of any possible cure to get their hair back to the way it used to be. Conventional methods include medicine or topical treatments, but new treatments include scalp micropigmentation offered by brands such as Team Micro, which can fill in your hair line with pigment to make your hair look more full.

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