A young woman with Alopecia Areata. Alopecia Areata (the name means patchy baldness) is a hair condition in which a person becomes partially bald quite suddenly. This condition can occur at any age, in both men and women. It is estimated that 1 in 1000 to 2000 people in the population suffer from the condition. And Britte, my stepdaughter, is one of them...
What is Alopecia Areata? It's an inflammatory process around the hair root that hinders the hair roots in their function, so that only deformed, easily broken and eventually no hairs grow at all. This causes spot baldness in the beginning. Ultimately, in severe cases, the disease process can lead to complete baldness. Because the hair roots remain, unlike some other conditions where hair loss occurs and where follicle atrophy does occur, there is a chance that the hair will grow back. 
A beautiful hairpiece that suits the person makes for a smile again.
Fujifilm GFX 50s, GF 50mm (40mm FF equivalent), ISO 400 and 800, without flash, edited in Lightroom
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