Alopecia is a stressful hair loss disorder. There are a few different forms of alopecia. Some of them cause bald spots, while others cause the loss of all the hair on the body. It is actually somewhat of a common disorder, affecting about 2 percent of people. Both men and women have an equal chance of developing alopecia.
No one knows exactly what causes this unique condition to develop. Some believe it is an autoimmune disorder, while some people have it from birth. There is no cure for this condition, which means those who suffer from it have to find a way to deal with it. Some get wigs and others try hair growth treatments. One 17-year-old girl is giving others an example of how to rock alopecia with style.
Madisyn Babcock’s Story
Before receiving the diagnosis of alopecia, Madisyn Babcock, a 12th-grade student from Kansas, had a beautiful head of blonde hair. She reports that, at first, she felt very helpless because the situation seemed out of her control. However, with the help of a positive attitude and daily affirmations, she came up with an idea to reclaim her identity. She would use her senior pictures to show that bald is beautiful.
The day of her senior portrait shoot, Madisyn’s mom sketched out a gorgeous floral design and spent a long time meticulously painting the image on her daughter’s bald head. The results were stunning. Madisyn hopes that her senior portraits will inspire and give hope to others suffering from alopecia and other disorders that cause hair loss.
Madisyn’s pictures are well on their way to achieving her goal. They went viral after appearing on social media. People who are losing their hair can use them as a reference point to know that beauty comes in many different forms. Those with alopecia may become depressed or despondent, but noticing how much a positive attitude and some creativity could turn the situation around is an inspiration to many.
Those who suffer from alopecia don’t have to spend hours painting their heads every day in order to be more confident. A beautiful headscarf or head wrap can make an outfit pop. Wigs and hair replacement systems are both solutions that have come a long way over the years and are undetectable.
Choosing the right wig or hair system can be challenging. We encourage you to contact us today and make an appointment to visit with a Genesis II hair loss specialist who will work one-on-one with you to address all your hair concerns. To schedule a free hair and scalp analysis call us at (315) 458-1074 or to contact us via email click here.
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