IAmA 25F with absolutely no body hair, AMA!
I like to do one of these about once a year to raise some general awareness for Alopecia!!
I’ve had Alopecia Universalis for about 5 years now and my hair loss started when my mother died at 52 from COPD/CHF. There are 3 categories of Alopecia; areata (patchy hair loss), totalis (hair loss above true neck) and Universalis (total body hair loss)
Currently there is no known cause or cure for Alopecia. Many insurance companies will not covers wigs for those with Alopecia and only cover them for patients with cancer or leukemia.
Proof from today; https://imgur.com/gallery/8qCGY5M
Here’s my before photo: https://imgur.com/gallery/NpDdx
Here’s a look at the different stages of the hair loss. My first patch was the one at the nape of my neck. https://imgur.com/gallery/R68E83N
(Sorry for the low quality, my iCloud refused to download the photos)
I love answering questions about it and find that doing these help me when I educate students or even adults in public on what Alopecia is!
Ask away 😊