‘It’s not just hair loss’: One woman’s triumph over alopecia areata
SINGAPORE: Of all her physical features, Chan See Ting loved her hair the most.
“I wore it very long, and it was very black and silky,” said the 25 year-old, as she flicked through Facebook profile pictures on her computer. “I was very proud of it.”
But all that remains of the long, silky locks she used to be so proud of is a small tuft in the centre of her scalp. Four years ago, See Ting was diagnosed with alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease where her body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles, causing her to lose all her hair.
There is no cure.
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