Living with Alopecia or any other kind of hair loss can at times seem like a battle. But for Barry Crake this is set to be particularly true, when he takes to the ring in July in support of his charity, The Human Life Trust.
Mr Crake, who is 38 and lives in Sunderland, will be competing in a cage fighting tournament entitled Kamikaze 5 which will take place in a Newcastle night club. He hopes that by taking part he will be able to raise money for his charity, which specialises in helping people with Alopecia and other forms of hair loss, as well as scarring and unwanted tattoos.
Charity offers permanent eye make-up for Alopecia sufferers
The Human Life Trust offers free treatments to those whose lives have been negatively affected by hair loss and scarring of the skin. Such treatments include permanent make up for those who have lost their eyebrows to Alopecia, ‘scar camouflage’ and tattoo removal.
Mr Crake told the Shields Gazette newspaper, “The trust helps people who have been affected by scarring- through no fault of their own- to get on with their lives. But we are a charity, and if we don’t get donations and raise cash in other ways, then it would fold within six months.”
He himself has suffered from Male Pattern Baldness from an early age. He says that, “the work we do at the Human Life Trust is fast and effective, and makes a lifetime of difference to people who can be close to despair when they come to us.”
The 38-year-old, who is originally from South Shields, has been in training for three months in preparation for the big fight night, when he will take on some of the UK’s best cage fighters. A tattoo removal expert by trade, he uses his skills to lessen the visible impact of scarring, and to help those who have lost their eyebrows to Alopecia.
Further details on what the charity does can be found at http://www.humanlifetrust.org.uk/
Can Alopecia be treated?
Alopecia is a hair loss condition which is caused by and auto-immune disorder. Its first stage is patchy hair loss on the scalp, but in some cases all body hair can be lost, including eyebrows.
Once all hair on the scalp (Alopecia Totalis) or the body (Alopecia Universalis) has been lost, the condition is difficult to treat, but as the follicles are just lying dormant, the hair can grow back at any time. For those suffering from mild to moderate (patchy) Alopecia Areata, it is possible to re-grow hair and there a number of treatments available.
The Belgravia Centre specialises in preventing hair loss and promoting re-growth. Our hair loss experts treat a wide range of hair loss conditions and utilise many different methods to do so. Our treatment programmes for alopecia areata are based around our own pharmaceutical minoxidil 12.5% cream.
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