Interview with Marco: my life with alopecia areata and a trichological system

Blog-Hi Marco, thank you for sharing you story with us.

Marco-Hi, I’m glad to be here with you. I would like to share my experience concerning alopecia and the use of systems.

Blog-So, let’s start from the very beginning: when and how did you discover alopecia?

Marco-I was 20 years old and I was attending the third year in college. One day, while I was shaving I noticed a small bald spot. I instantly worried, because when I was only a child I had been suffering from alopecia for 4 years. I went to a dermatologist who gave me a cream and told me not worry because everything would be alright.

As a matter of fact some hair started to grow again in that spot, a few months later. Summer arrived and I stopped thinking about it.
In Autumn I made up my mind about having my hair cut, therefore, I went to the hairdresser. Unfortunately, he told me I had two large patches of alopecia on the nape.

I remember that day as if it was yesterday, I was very scared and I decided  to go to Idi in Rome. The dermatologist told me to undergo a cortisone treatment.

I repeated the treatment other 5 times, once a week. Unfortunately new patches started to appear.
A month later my whole head was covered with bald areas. Then, I decided to shave and got myself hospitalized at Idi, for 10 days. I did all the necessary checkups and everything was well. The head physician said to me: ‘Marco we cannot do anything for you, you are fine. Now it’s all up to you.’

I underwent a cortisone treatment, but it did not work out. It became an alopecia universalis: my eyebrows and eyelashes got affected too. As a consequence of the cortisone I gained a lot of weight and the colour of my skin started to change. I could not believe it, I had always had a tanned complexion. Moreover, I used to hit the gym everyday.

Blog- How did you feel psychologically?

Marco- Awful. I left college, even though I was about to finish all the exams. I felt ashamed among people. I stayed in for years, telling my friends I was abroad. Four years of self-imposed imprisonment, of crazy researches, of crazy cures, nothing seemed to work out.

The last physician I consulted told me I would have alopecia universalis for the rest of my life and that I had to come to terms with it.
I perfectly remember that day: I had hit rock bottom and I thought of committing suicide. I was a superficial person and I used to think that appearance was all. I had always been good-looking that is why I didn’t recognise myself in the mirror.

I tried toupees, and consulted two Italian companies, the …, for the insane amount of 50 million lire, the old Italian currency. I got 4 total systems, which I entirely disliked and from … for 15 millions I got two total cover plus hair systems.

If I look back to my past I do not understand how I could have wasted all that money.… Above all I keep asking myself how can these people, who worked for those two companies, be ok with themselves. How can they cheat people that way.

Blog- What happened then?

Marco- while I was surfing the net I came across with the lace system. I remember that an American company had a before and after photo of a man affected by alopecia areata. I immediately understood that was the solution.

I phoned them and went to LA to visit their headquarter. Each system cost roughly 5 thousand dollars. Far too much compared to Newlacecu, but that was the only solution at that time.
As I wore the system I immediately recognized myself.  I remember my sister started crying when she saw me at the airport. She said I looked great.
Handling the lace was easy: I could do everything and it was very easy to clean. The only issue was the cost, I could not afford those sums every 6 months.

Blog- so Marco, how did you discover Newlacecu?

Marco- thanks to their forum I couldn’t believe those cheap systems could be as nice-looking as mine, which cost thousands of dollars. I gave it a go and I can truly say they are the best product in the marketplace.

Knots are more invisible, no yellow root and excellent hair. Since I wore them I feel confident. Money are no longer a problem.

Blog – And what about now?

Marco- I got married, I have two years old daughters and I’m so happy. Let me be honest: what does not kill you make you stronger.

Now, if something goes wrong I’m no longer down in the dumps. I face it head-on. I can truly say I am a better person because of alopecia.

Blog – Thank you for telling you story Marco. I am pretty sure your experience will be helpful.

Marco- Thank you. At the end of the day I would like to tell everybody: do not give in!. There is always a way out.

Giuseppe Vesconsi

Autor: Giuseppe Vescosi

Giuseppe Vescosi is a digital marketing agent for Newlacecu wig co. He discovered modern hair implants back in 1995, for personal reasons (he suffers from alopecia areata universal) He was one of the first experts in America and later in Europe on modern hair systems, writing several articles and dealing with them in various forums. In 2006 he traveled to China and got to know the main Asian hair prosthesis factories, later establishing a long-term collaboration with Xiufei Wu's Newlaecu wig company. Today he is considered an important expert in hair prostheses, their construction and use. In addition, in these 30 years he has never stopped studying the causes of alopecia and baldness and the alternatives for people with this condition.
Continue reading...

Find Your Perfect Hairpiece & Hair Replacement Systems

Leave a Comment


Sign up for our newsletter and get incredible promotions.

    I accept that my email will be treated by te responsible: NEWLACECU, with the purpose of commercial communication an with the legitimacy from my part. See the Privacy Policy.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.