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Body Hair Loss

Many of us aren’t concerned with boosting the thickness of our body hair. In fact, for all of the money spent on razors, laser hair removal, waxing, and hair removal creams, the majority of people are in the market for the exact opposite. Though we may prioritize removing body hair rather than promoting its growth, if you notice all of your body hair falling out, this may be a sign of an underlying health condition that needs to be addressed.

Alopecia Universalis

Alopecia Universalis (AU) causes complete hair loss across the entire body. As the most advanced form of alopecia, many people who are diagnosed with AU are not expected to regrow the hair that they’ve lost. The exact cause for this condition is largely unknown but may be linked to specific gene mutations.

Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to target the body’s healthy tissues and organs. This condition causes widespread inflammation in the body which can have an adverse impact on various systems within the body. Those who are diagnosed with Lupus may experience issues with their skin, joints, kidneys, circulatory system, brain, lungs, and heart. Hair loss caused by Lupus can take many different forms, and usually involves hair loss on the scalp and face.

Hormone Fluctuations

The ability to grow and regenerate hair is largely tied to our endocrine system. For this reason, thyroid conditions such as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can cause hair loss and impact the body’s ability to grow hair in general. Additionally, sudden drops in estrogen or spikes in androgen can also cause body hair to thin or fall out completely.

Finding Solutions

If your body hair is falling out unexpectedly, it’s a good idea to check in with your doctor to rule out any serious medical conditions. While you may not protest losing body hair, if you are losing hair on your head, scalp micropigmentation may be a good option for you. Scalp micropigmentation can either add density to the hair that you do have or create the permanent appearance of hair. Reach out to a specialist at Hairline Ink today at 585-318-2844 to learn more.

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