Louis Theroux has’seriously’ asked his fans for suggestions on how to ‘maintain his profession’ since admitting he has alopecia.
The British-American documentary filmmaker, 53, confirmed his diagnosis on Instagram, exhibiting the condition’s impact on his brows.
Alopecia is a disorder that causes hair loss in numerous regions of the body, although it most commonly affects the scalp, head, or face.
Some types of the disorder, such as alopecia areata, are autoimmune, and sufferers may require specialised therapy to alleviate symptoms.
Earlier this year, the When Louis Met… author revealed to worrying if he’d developed alopecia after losing some of his facial hair abruptly.
It has left Louis wondering how he will continue his work, with the journalist fearful that the ailment may impact his unique style.
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He posted a statement: ‘I’d like to know how I’m supposed to continue a career based largely on raising and lowering different eyebrows without any eyebrows!’
Describing his potential next steps, he said: ‘Alopecia. I’m seriously thinking of getting them tattooed back on but it feels like a big step! Thoughts?’
The comments were naturally filled with lots of helpful advice from fans of the Weird Weekends star who have also dealt with alopecia in the past.
In among the pieces of helpful advice were words of encouragement from fans who said they still considered him a ‘f*****g sex god’ with an ‘amazing face’.
The options varied from microblading, a semi-permanent kind of cosmetic tattooing, to using a marker pen.
Gail Porter, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Glee actor Lea Michele, Jesy Nelson, and Ricki Lake are among the other celebrities that live with alopecia.
Louis admitted in July of this year that the issue was ‘out of his control,’ as the alopecia has fast spread to multiple different areas of his face.
‘It looks like the alopecia has migrated up to my eyebrow,’ he said. ‘I want people to acclimatise to the new partially depilated me and not freak everyone out.’
He revealed some steps he’d taken to prevent further significant hair loss: ‘I have started taking vitamin D and something called Biotin.’
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