Just diagnosed with scarring alopecia is my sister’s current situation. About two years ago, she noticed thinning. Since my sister is a super awesome wife and mother, she never carves out time for self like many of you moms out there. Instead, she plays Super Heroine to family leaving little time and energy for self. Does this sound familiar? Sure it does.
She’s had a rough two years. You may even recall she was in an automobile accident earlier this year. Therefore, she assumed the thinning was related to stress. Recently, the thinning turn into something much more, female pattern baldness.
Now what? Because scarring alopecia was brought on by chemical and mechanical damage, she must go natural. I’m unsure if she’ll do a long-term transition or big chop. It’s too early to talk specifics because she’s quite devastated. Half wigs are not an option. Therefore, she’s relying solely on full wigs. She is using a topical steroid and have started steroid injections. Growth potential is hinged upon scar tissue.
I don’t know much about alopecia so I will be doing some homework to get smarter and wiser to support my sister. If you have experience with alopecia, please drop me a note, provide me with links or share whatever you feel necessary. If you’re dealing with thinning, seek help from a dermatologist. Don’t assume it’s one thing when it could be another.
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