Hair Loss​

Hair loss, also known as alopecia, refers to the partial or complete loss of hair.  It can occur in both men and women and can have various causes.

Some common types of hair loss include:

Androgenetic alopecia

Androgenetic alopecia

This is the most common type of hair loss, often referred to as “male or female pattern baldness”. It is typically hereditary and occurs due to a combination of genetic and hormonal factors. In men, it usually results in a receding hairline and thinning on the crown, while in women, it leads to overall thinning of the hair.

Telogen effluvium

Telogen effluvium (TE)

This type of hair loss occurs when there is a disruption in the hair growth cycle. It can be triggered by factors such as physical or emotional stress, hormonal changes (e.g., pregnancy, childbirth, menopause), certain medications, nutritional deficiencies, or underlying medical conditions. Telogen effluvium causes excessive shedding of hair, but it is usually temporary and the hair regrows once the underlying cause is addressed.

Alopecia areata

This is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles, leading to patchy hair loss. It can occur on the scalp or other areas of the body.

Traction alopecia

Traction alopecia

This type of hair loss is caused by excessive tension or pulling on the hair, often due to hairstyles that involve tight braids, ponytails, or extensions. Over time, this can damage the hair follicles and lead to permanent hair loss in the affected areas.

Treatment options for hair loss depend on the underlying cause and may include oral medications (such as spironolactone or finasteride), topical treatments, injections, hair transplant surgery, laser therapy, or addressing any underlying medical conditions or lab studies to look for nutritional deficiencies. In your consultation appointment we can evaluate the cause of hair loss and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

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