Alopecia is the general term for hair loss and can cover a variety of conditions including those shown above. It is vital that the correct type of alopecia is identified and treated accordingly. UK Hair Specialists hold specialist alopecia clinics, where we are dedicated to identifying the correct alopecia, providing all of the medical and cosmetic options that are available, and supporting you through what we know is a very difficult and distressing time. Alopecia can be non scarring or scarring. If it is scarring, the hair follicle will be totally destroyed, with no chance of any hair regrowth in the affected area. Alopecia affects Men, Women and Children, with 2 people in every 1000 in the UK being affected. See the links below for more information about some of the specific variances of Alopecia.