Alopecia is a distressing condition for women, taking away their hair and all the options for personal expression that come with it. While going bald is seen as just a normal fact of life for men, for women it is a much bigger deal.

It may be imagined that in such circumstances there is not much that microblading could do to restore the confidence of any woman deprived of her hair. However, according to Everyday Health that is not the case.

The site noted that microblading offers an alternative to enduring ‘patchy’ eyebrows and can help provide a facial enhancement even for ladies who have lost their hair on top. It stated that this is a common issue as 76 per cent of alopecia cases involve hair loss all over the body, not just on the head.

For that reason, microblading, with its addition of ink, can help create the appearance of more substantial and uniform eyebrows even when the hair is absent or sparse. Thus it can help boost self-esteem whenever you look in the mirror.

The guide noted there are a few caveats to this, but these are to do with specific health and age conditions; it suggested microblading may not work so well for those over 55 and with specific skin conditions such as lupus or psoriasis.

Most notably, it advised that a skilled cosmetic technician who understands about skin conditions should carry out the task to make sure it works well for you.

Alopecia and its impact on women’s self-esteem has been an issue much in the new this year, not least because of the case of Jada Pinkett Smith, who has the condition.

Her husband Will Smith infamously reacted to a joke about Jada’s condition at the Oscars by host Chris Rock that he walked up to the comedian and slapped him across the face.

While the incident earned the actor great notoriety, it also created more awareness of the condition due to media coverage in the aftermath.