Ophiasis is a type of Alopecia Areata that occurs in a specific pattern in a band around the head. The condition gets its name from this snakelike pattern referring to the Greek word for snake - ophis.
Now that we know what it is, it brings to mind two questions:
What causes Ophiasis?
Are there any treatments or cures for this hair loss condition?
Causes Of Ophiasis
While there is no medically verifiable cause for Ophiasis, the general thought is that it is the result of a malfunction in the body's immune system. The immune system generates white blood cells and antibodies that fight off bacteria, viruses and infections in the body.
A malfunction causes these defense mechanismpeps to attack certain parts of the body instead of foreign bodies. In Ophiasis Alopecia, the immune system attacks the hair follicles, causing the hair to fall out.
It is uncertain what causes the immune system to malfunction and why the condition only occurs in a specific band around the head while leaving other parts of the scalp unaffected. The condition normally presents in young adults, but can occur later in life.
Treatment And Cure
The immune system can return to normal without any treatment, which will naturally resolve the hair loss. However, it can take as long as a year or longer for any new hair to regrow, which can be depressing. Besides, who wants to wait that long? In addition, hair loss recovery is dependent on the extent and the period over which the baldness occurred.
I am sure you have run the gamut of trying to figure out the best solution for your hair loss. There is a tsunami of products and services from wigs, weaves, surgery, steroidal creams and the list goes on and on. However, these types of treatment are not always successful and can have severe side effects.
So, what is the best solution?
I have found that hands down the easiest, fastest and safest way to combat and win the hair loss war is with Infinity Hair Fibers. The keratin fibers are safe, natural and affordable and the best part they are really easy to apply.
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Sherry Harris is a freelance hair blogger. Visit her at Sherry’s Life: http://sherryslife.com/