The story of a young Mum’s experience with Alopecia Areata Hair Loss and her journey to and through Hair Loss Treatments.
Dee, a 27 year old mum of two was concerned about bald patches that had appeared 8 month earlier that were getting worse. Just like most mums Dee was putting herself last, was feeling run down, had been diagnosed with an iron deficiency and in general was not feeling good and had little energy. Her mother’s instinct kept her going and she pushed the bald patches to the back of her mind and life hidden by different hairstyling.
It was only when Dee’s mum who lives overseas came to visit that she came to realize being a good mum includes looking after yourself too… So with the support of her husband she went with her mum to see Trichologist Carolyn Evans-Frost at Absolique Hair Health Clinic for a diagnosis of her hair loss.
Dee’s individual Microscopic Diagnosis found the following:
- Alopecia Areata which was active
- Interrupted Hair Cycle
- Diffuse Empty Hair Follicles
- Female Pattern Thinning (FMPT)
- Vellus Hairs from Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)
- Scalp Scale, Oily scalp and some Scalp irritation
The combination of problems found are common and can happen gradually, over time and are not noticed until something else goes wrong like Alopecia Areata with the noticeable bald patch or patches.
Alopecia Areata (AA) is an Autoimmune problem where the immune system attacks certain androgen hair follicles resulting in a bald patch or patches of hair loss. There is normally a traceable event or period of low immunity leading up to the occurrence of Alopecia Areata as was in Dee’s case with her iron deficiency.
Also noted Dee had been through Post Pregnancy Diffuse Hair Loss (Post Partum Alopecia) twice which can expose the early onset of Female Pattern Thinning.
Dee was supported by her family to commit to Hair Loss Treatments designed for her individual hair loss problems. She diligently followed to the Hair Loss Treatments program set out for her and recovered from all of her hair loss, scalp and hair problems.
Dee shared her journey through Hair Loss Treatments and Alpoecia Areata:
“My 2nd appointment. It’s great walking in and being greeted by your name instantly, it makes you feel that you are a valued customer. Sarah checked on my home hair loss treatments progress, went through what we’d do that day, provided friendly conversation as she worked and best of all- she finished exactly on time”
“3rd appointment done and pleased to say there’s some growth from the hair loss treatment. Had another great experience with Sarah, friendly, through and always good at explaining anything that I ask of her. Always a good experience with the ladies at Absolique”
“4th appointment done and dusted, really happy with the growth that Sarah has reported. I arrived early and they were able to see me early anyways, bonus! As usual great service love being greeted when I walk through the door, another bonus have lost 6.6 kilos through the supplement/healthy eating plan”
“5th appointment done, great personal service, improvements happening in my hair and I’m feeling so much better. Awesome to have a complimentary drink as well, you always feel so special when you come here”
“6th appointment and all is going well. Sarah is always on time and even with the amount of hair she has to get through she’s always on the minute. I leave feeling like a million bucks, not as an alopecia areata sufferer. Hair is growing well it’s money well spent to not only get my hair situation under control but my overall health . I look forward to each visit because I feel one step closer to regaining me”
“7th appointment went well. I had the undivided attention of Sarah as usual and was warmly greeted. It’s such a great feeling when your hair loss treatment staff is just as excited, maybe even more excited with how well your progress is going. It’s so cool to feel really well taken care of by the staff at Absolique. I always leave feeling special not as a hair loss victim”
“Only 3 to go…feeling confident with my hair growing thanks to the expert support from Sarah at Absolique. I know if I keep this up soon enough I can tie my hair up in confidence that there will be no spots showing”
For more information contact Trichologist Carolyn Evans-Frost at Absolique Hair Health Clinic (07) 3229 3242(07) 3229 3242.