What is Alopecia?
Alopecia as the doctors say is the general medical term for hair loss or to put it bluntly, baldness. They use this term to refer to many types of hair loss including “Alopecia Areata” which is what we want to emphasize in this article in an attempt to provide a clear understanding of what SMP can do for people who suffer from this condition.
So what exactly is Alopecia Areata?
Alopecia areata is a type of hair loss that is localized. The affected area is most often the scalp and usually happens without warning. It is characterized by sudden appearance of round patches on the scalp that can appear overnight. This condition is locally confined to common hair areas of the body particularly the scalp, but can be seen also in eyebrows, groin area, and sometimes underarms. Alopecia areata at least is not contagious.
The medical profession has not really determined yet the real cause of Alopecia Areata but they believe that white blood cells may be causing problems to the hair follicles that generates the hair. These affected hair follicles then shrinks causing a significant slow production of hair which results in rounded hair patches. The stem cells does not seem to be affected though so the potential for hair regrowth is still there. In fact only 10% of people who becomes ill with this condition may never regrow their back. The chance of permanent hair loss is quite strong if the person have a family history or is also suffering from autoimmune disease.
Is there a cure for Alopecia Areata?
We would like to be as positive as possible on this but as you have just read, the doctors have no clue as to what is causing this so a cure is not to be expected any time soon.
There are however many forms of treatments available for alopecia areata and most of them are in the form of drugs such as DPCP or diphenylcycloprope-none and DNCB dinitrochlorobenzene which was proven to be quite successfull in suppressing the immune system thereby preventing the rapid hair loss. The thing is, these medications have their side effects and definitely outweigh the risks of getting worse instead of getting better.
What is SMP?
SMP or Scalp Microhair Pigmentation is the process whereby a Cosmetic Tattooist such as experts from I.S. SMP Philippines will work with you to install micro pigments on your scalp to make it look like it was cleanly shaved providing an appearance of real hair follicles that can feel real too when touched.
The procedure takes more than 1 session as it needs to be treated a second to a third time to make it look real.
Having a head with a look of a clean shaven scalp gives the impression that you still a complete set of hair growing and nobody would suspect hair loss.
Why is SMP a solution?
If you really think about it, Alopecia Areata and even hair loss in general does not affect the health of a person, they are not even contagious. What it affects really is the personality, the appearance, the self-esteem, self-confidence, self-respect, the self, YOURSELF.
SMP for some or many, maybe a deceitful way to look good with a “fake” shaved hair. But a person with good moral character should understand that NOT ALL DECEPTIONS are immoral. Besides, you are doing this for yourself.
Lying is wrong but we need to be clear what constitute that lie. For example, when playing basketball, most players would do a feint shot which constitute a deception, a ploy to trick the other player. This in essence is a deceptive maneuver. However, many if not all, would agree that this is not an immoral act.
In short, withholding the truth is different from withholding information on a need to know basis. Is that immoral? You be the judge as this concerns your decision to change your life.