Registered charity number 1111304
On JustGiving since Jan 2006
Alopecia UK provides information, advice and support to children and adults with alopecia, a hair loss condition that can result in complete loss of head hair, eye-lashes, eyebrows and all other body hair. It is an extremely challenging condition and the dramatic appearance change often results in psychological trauma, and lost confidence. There is reduced control of body temperature, dirt and perspiration get into unprotected eyes, absence of eye lashes allows eye lids to turn in, and unprotected skin burns readily in even moderate sunshine. There is no known cure and no treatment guaranteed to induce hair re-growth and sustain remission. The course of the condition is unpredictable and often recurrent. Alopecia UK is there to help.