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Alopecia - The different types

Hair Loss & Scalp Health

Alopecia is a medical term for hair loss. There are several types of alopecia, each with different causes and characteristics.

Androgenetic Alopecia:
Commonly known as male or female pattern baldness, it's hereditary and causes specific patterns of hair loss.

Alopecia Areata:
An autoimmune disorder causing round patches of hair loss, with unpredictable durations.

Alopecia Totalis:
A chronic condition where all scalp hair is lost, often stemming from alopecia areata.

Alopecia Universalis:
The most severe form of alopecia areata, resulting in complete body hair loss, including eyebrows and eyelashes.

Ophiasic Areata:
A specific pattern of alopecia areata affecting the nape, front, and sides of the scalp.

Telogen Effluvium:
Temporary hair loss due to disruptions in the hair growth cycle, often triggered by stress, illness, nutritional deficiencies, hormone changes, or medications.

Traction Alopecia:
Hair loss due to tight hairstyles and excessive pulling.
Cicatricial Alopecia: Characterised by hair follicle destruction and replacement with scar tissue, often due to infections or autoimmune diseases.

A psychological disorder where individuals compulsively pull out their hair, leading to noticeable hair loss, unrelated to a medical condition.

Treatment for alopecia depends on the specific type and its underlying cause. It may include medications, lifestyle changes, hair transplantation, or other interventions. It's essential to consult with a healthcare professional or a Trichologist if you are experiencing hair loss to determine the cause and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

For more information or advice on hair loss, please contact Sarah at [email protected] or 01344 761132

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