Leading UK Hair loss specialist, Simone Thomas of Simone Thomas hair loss clinic and hairdressers in Bournemouth and Wokingham supported National Alopecia Awareness Month 2015 in September.
Alopecia affects men, women and children from all walks of life and is not very well understood. It is thought that 2% of the population suffer from alopecia hair loss at some point in their lives, which equates to over one million people in the UK. Simone Thomas, of Simone Thomas hair loss clinic, is one of the UK’s leading hair loss experts and specialises in helping people with hair loss live fulfilled, confident lives with her high-quality hair loss treatments.
Simone Thomas, soon to be a certified trichologist, has appeared on TV including ITV, ITVBe and Channel 4’s ‘Body Shockers’ alongside countless magazines, newspapers and radio interviews spreading awareness about hair loss such as that caused by Alopecia and the hair loss solutions available to sufferers of hair loss.
Simone has said:
“My inspiration to start Simone Thomas hair loss clinic and hairdressers came after I struggled to find good quality hair loss treatments when I lost my own hair to Alopecia not just once but twice. I feel that it is really important to support initiatives such as Alopecia Awareness Month because I know the psychological impact that hair loss can have.
Alopecia may not be life threatening, but it is certainly life altering. It’s not only important that the public become more aware of the hair loss condition but that sufferers know that they are not alone and that there are solutions. Here at Simone Thomas hair loss clinic I am so happy to be able to provide a life changing service that really treats people as the special individuals they are.”
There are nine main types of Alopecia hair loss, however, the most common are, Alopecia Areata and Scarring Alopecia. Alopecia Areata is patches of baldness, caused by a problem with the immune system, that can occur at any age and may come and go. One in a hundred people are affected by Alopecia Areata, with genetics playing a role in one in five of these cases.
Scarring Alopecia, also known as Cicatricle Alopecia, is hair loss that can occur as a result of complications from another condition. In this type of Alopecia, the hair follicle is completely destroyed. This means your hair will not grow back.
Awareness of Alopecia is key to making it easier for those with the condition to live with their hair loss and realise that there is help available. A number of well-known celebrities have been open regarding their own suffering from Alopecia including Matt Lucas, Ella Shaw, Gail Porter, Neve Campbell and Christopher Reeve.
Simone Thomas customer Helen Weller, now 36 years old, started to suffer from hair loss whilst pregnant at 23. Following years of hair loss, Helen was finally diagnosed with Alopecia and proceeded to spend hundreds of pounds on products to find a hair loss treatment but was left disappointed at their awful quality. Eventually she found Simone Thomas hair loss clinic and Simone Thomas’ high quality solutions to hair loss. Helen has said:
“Simone is amazing. I like not only the expertise and knowledge she has but also the fact that she gives me so much support and advice. She’s the best in her field but also a truly warm and wonderful person.”
It is hoped that this month will increase people’s understanding of not only the physical aspects of Alopecia but also the mental and emotional trauma that this type of hair loss can cause.
Simone Thomas hair loss clinic and hairdressers in Wokingham and Bournemouth have helped over 100,000 men, women and children worldwide with a variety of hair loss conditions such as alopecia, male pattern baldness, telogen effluvium and chemotherapy hair loss. If you’d like to know more about what Simone Thomas clinic can do for you, book a hair loss consultation.