- Involutional alopecia is a natural condition in which the hair gradually thins with age. More hair follicles go into the resting phase, and the remaining hairs become shorter and fewer in number.
- Androgenic alopecia is a genetic condition that can affect both men and women. Men with this condition, called male pattern baldness, can begin suffering hair loss as early as their teens or early 20s. It's characterized by a receding hairline and gradual disappearance of hair from the crown and frontal scalp.
- Alopecia universalis causes all body hair to fall out, including the eyebrows, eyelashes, and pubic hair.
- Alopecia areata often starts suddenly and causes patchy hair loss in children and young adults. Alopecia areata is an acquired skin disease that can affect all hair-bearing skin and is characterized by localized areas of non-scarring hair loss
- Telogen effluvium is temporary hair thinning over the scalp that occurs because of changes in the growth cycle of hair. A large number of hairs enter the resting phase at the same time, causing hair shedding and subsequent thinning.
- Scarring alopecias result in permanent loss of hair.
The main symptom of alopecia is hair loss.
Diagnosis depends upon:
- Medical History
- Clinical Evaluation
- Blood tests
Treatment depends upon the type of alopecia. Treatment may be able to stop future hair loss or help the hair grow back more quickly.
Consult with General Physician or Dermatologist at Aadil Hospital for medical treatment