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Alopecia: My Story

22nd November 2011

"During 30 years as a skin doctor I have seen lots of young people with alopecia (missing hair). Some have lost their hair and some never had any. Some will get better by themselves, some may be helped by treatment, but some will never have a full head of hair. People come to me because they are fed up with having no hair, and it makes me sad when there is nothing I can offer.

Young people with alopecia often feel very alone. It is good to know that someone else shares your problem and understands. So we have put together this collection of true stories and photos of real people with alopecia, so you can read about how they coped with it.

Most people with alopecia feel low about it sometimes. Some people feel upset about it all the time and think about it every day. Others manage to forget about it and get on with their lives. But the best thing is if you and your family can accept the alopecia as part of the way you are, just like the colour of your eyes or skin, or if you have freckles. Some of the people in this book have gone through bad times with their alopecia, and they have come through it. They inspired us and we hope they will inspire you"
Professor Celia Moss, Consultant Dermatologist,
Birmingham Children’s Hospital


Download the booklet Alopecia: My Story from the HeadzUp website.





Professor Celia Moss

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