Esther Ryu
  • Female
  • Chino Hills, CA
  • United States

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About Me:
Iam 22 years old.
I've had a full head of hair all my life, just until November 2009.
now i am completely bald from head to toe...
I have no eyelashes so my eyes are always dry and itchy.
I have no nose hair so my nose is always runny and congested.
I dont even have any peach fuzz so my skin is dry and scaly
I used to be hott but now im not.

do i need to accept it? do i have to accept it?
not to sound like a self consumed b*tch but i really dont care what others say about me...
it doesn't matter what others think about me, but it matters what i think about myself...i've always kinda been that way...

but i dont feel like im in my own skin anymore...and it hurts to look in the mirror...

everyday is a miracle.

used to be alopecia areata ophiasis type.
turned into totalis...
now its universalis...
does this usually happen?
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia universalis
Are you age 18 or older?
Yes - I am 18 or older
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No boogers

Posted on February 27, 2010 at 10:00am 5 Comments

Last week I found out that all my nose hair fell out. I stumbled upon this discovery as i went to pick my boogers because it had been a while (approximately 3 weeks) since I last went on the treasure hunt. And to my surprise, all my gold had been stolen! I raised my head and looked in the mirror and I saw my brain through my nostrils with not a single hair blocking my view.

I never realized how function-able and necessary every single part my body was...such as my nose hair,…

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At 3:43am on August 13, 2011, Zhong Hongchen said…
AA-AT-AU。。。Me too
At 8:18am on May 26, 2011, Sophia said…
Thanks for accepting my friends request. You are too pretty girl! :)
At 5:07pm on February 14, 2011, Devin said…
Happy Valentines Day Esther!
At 3:59am on January 13, 2011, raire a rucker said…
wow but you are still hot with hair or not
At 2:46am on December 17, 2010, Brudy said…

I recently discovered Alopecia World.  Your photo caught my eye because I don't see many Asians like me with alopecia.  I'm Japanese American and live in Southern California also.  I'm probably your mother's age - 58 but look much younger as most Asians do.  I'm surprised how brave you are to post a photo of yourself without hair.  I could never do that.  I used to have really beautiful hair and then I started getting bald spots that started to blend together.  It was the ophiasis pattern like yours.  Now I only have some head hair down the middle of my scalp but I am clinging to that last bit of hair instead of cutting it off.  I'd rather have it fall off naturally instead of giving in to total baldness.  For the most part I have alopecia universalis.  Because of my age, I thought the loss of hair on my arms, legs and armpits was part of the aging process, but my dermatologist told me it was probably the alopecia.  I do still have some hair "down there."  I also have some eyelashes and the beginning of my eyebrows but not the ends.

I don't know how long you've had alopecia, but if it's been less than 4 years, there is a doctor at UCLA who is THE doctor to see to try and get your hair back.  His treatment was not successful with me, unfortunately, but you may want to see him if you think there's still hope.

I don't check this website very often so if you care to e-mail me --


At 4:07pm on November 30, 2010, Drakes said…
the no hair in the nose is bad... people never understood why I always was sniffling etc..

no eyelashes are bad too... things get in my eyes daily... pain in the neck.. Sunglasses all the time.. :)
At 11:37am on November 1, 2010, brian said…
You're good looking with or without hair.
At 1:43pm on October 21, 2010, David A said…
Are you in korea now or still in Ca?
At 4:17pm on October 18, 2010, Tommy Yang said…
aww.. thanks esther..well I think its tough on you now because you only have it for 1 or 2 years.. i have AU for 8 years now, back when i was 17 years old.. and that was the toughest time because i was still a teen and still in high school.. and looks was the most important feature.. but i manage to ignore peoples stupidity opinions and did not care what they think.. dealing with alopecia you need 2 main keys that works with me.. first, you need family members who help understand your problems and stick with you through every problems and treatments you have and support you.. and second, you need real friends, who you can trust and count on and they love you for not just how you look, but your personality and the way you are.. i wouldn't be able to lived life happy if it wasn't for these 2 things.. i lived life to the fullest.. dont quit on life because you have no hair or look funny to normal people.. if i can do it.. you can..hope to talk to you again..-Tommy
At 2:39pm on May 3, 2010, Tommy Yang said…
hi there,, u look pretty.. holla.,..


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