Hair Loss Conditions
The CNC hair replacement system is suitable for a full spectrum of hair loss conditions, including Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia, Lichen Planopilaris, Androgenetic Alopecia, Male or Female Pattern Hair Loss, Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis, Alopecia Universalis, Scars, Burns and for those not able to undergo full hair transplant surgery.
Patchy loss of hair on the scalp or body affects up to 700,000 people in the UK.
Alopecia Areata most commonly affects younger women and children. Alopecia Areata is due to an auto immune response in which the body forms white cells that attack the hair follicles that produce hair. This results in arresting the hair growth and the follicle enters the resting phase of the hair cycle, where the hair falls out. With Alopecia Areata there is no loss of hair follicles within the scalp, the follicles remain capable of re-growing hair, re-growth is often unpredictable sometimes taking years for any re-growth to happen.
The condition is unpredictable and hair growth and loss may occur over many years. While some cases of Alopecia Areata will improve over time, for a few the condition will become progressively worse and patchy hair loss or general thinning may progress to Alopecia Totalis.
Androgenetic Male Pattern Hair Loss
Male pattern hair loss is believed to be caused by a combination of genetics and hormones. It is estimated that by the age of 50 half of men will be affected by the condition.
Male pattern hair loss is measured on the Norwood Scale of hair loss.
Female Pattern Hair Loss
The cause of female pattern hair loss is currently unclear, but it is understood that the condition affects as many as 25% of women by the time they reach 50.
The patterns for male and female pattern hair loss are dramatically different and women’s pattern is viewed on the Ludwig scale of hair loss.
Treatment for pattern hair loss can continue while the CNC system is in place.