A Spotlight on Alopecia
|Melany Whitney, Our Founder|
The spotlight is on alopecia this month in our newsletter. This skin condition causes the loss of hair and may even include the loss of eyebrows and eyelashes. With 4 million sufferers, the condition can no longer be ignored.
Our experts at the Whitney Center offer real hope for those affected by this condition; helping them to regain their appearance and confidence. I think you'll find the paramedical services we offer for these clients interesting reading.
Imagine how your own life would change if you suddenly lost all of your hair. Sufferers of Alopecia Areata Universalis, a disease that causes rapid hair loss of all facial and body hair, have to deal with the discomfort and inconveniences that result from the absence of all facial and body hair each day.
Alopecia Areata Universalis is the second most common hair loss disease with about 4 million sufferers throughout the world, yet its exact cause remains unknown. While many doctors speculate that the condition is caused by an autoimmune disorder, there is now evidence linking Alopecia to a particular gene as well. The disease can strike at any age and has no known cure. In most cases, the disorder cannot be controlled.
These facts are gut-wrenching to Alopecia sufferers and their loved ones who simply seek a normal life. It is no surprise that Alopecia sufferers often feel self-conscious about their appearance. Some sufferers of the disorder say the stares and rude comments of strangers can make them feel "freakish" and many become reluctant to participate in social activities.
Melany Whitney and the professionals at the Whitney Center help individuals suffering from Alopecia regain their confidence each day. Using a paramedical application of cosmetic tattooing that men, women, and even children with Alopecia can benefit from; our professionals work to restore the look of hair where there was none before.
Where hair has stopped growing, the skin becomes thickened and requires a skilled paramedical tattooing expert to deliver the right amount of pigment to achieve natural looking results. Our staff also tattoos individual eyebrow "hairs" into their proper position, creating perfectly-shaped eyebrows that look three-dimensional and natural. They use individual feather strokes to create the look of fuller eyelashes where eyelashes were previously sparse or absent, allowing her patients to look as awake as they feel once again.
For many Alopecia sufferers, The Whitney Center's techniques have been absolutely life changing. Our permanent cosmetic paramedical professionals do more for their patients than just restoring the look of natural hair. They also restore their confidence, allowing clients to feel human and whole once again.
The Whitney Center's reputation as one of the nation's most accomplished and artistic practitioners of the paramedical application of micropigmentation has led to professional associations with the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City and prominent plastic surgeons in NYC, NY, NJ, and South Florida. We are known for our trademark areola tattooing with a 3-D "illusion of protrusion". Our founder, Melany, maintains a busy private practice, is an inspiring speaker who has been featured as an industry expert, appeared on the NBC Today Show, been interviewed on all the major news networks, and has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show.