Hair: The Silent Witness of Change
Alopecia Areata manifests as unpredictable and sudden hair loss, typically in small, round patches on the scalp. These bald patches, often devoid of any visible signs of inflammation, can emerge seemingly overnight. The condition disrupts the natural hair growth cycle, causing hair follicles to enter a resting phase and leading to the shedding of existing hair.
The ripple effect on hair is not just physical; it extends to the emotional and psychological realms. Individuals may experience a profound impact on self-esteem and body image, as hair is often intertwined with identity and societal perceptions of beauty.