Most Common Hair Loss Disorders

Hair loss is a widespread problem, luckily there are more solutions than there are causes that contribute to hair loss. Before hair loss can be treated successfully, it’s important to consult with your physician or dermatologist to determine the cause. In this short article we are going to list the most common hair disorders. Here are the four most common hair disorders. 

 

  • Androgenetic Alopecia is a common form of hair loss that occurs in both men and women. This type of hair loss presents itself in a well-defined pattern that starts above both temples. The pattern eventually recedes into a “M” shape. You will also notice thinning at the top of the crown, this often progresses into partial or complete baldness.

    In women, the hair becomes thinner all over the head, and the hairline doesn’t take on the classic characteristic that is commonly seen with male-pattern baldness.
  • Alopecia Areata is a common autoimmune skin disease that causes hair loss on the scalp, face and sometimes on other areas of the body. The condition develops when the immune system attacks the hair follicles. Alopecia Areata causes hair to fall out in small patches  People of all ages and both sexes can develop alopecia areata. It commonly presents itself during childhood, it can happen at any stage of life.
  • Traction Alopecia can happen to anyone who wears hairstyles that constantly pull on the hair. This can also happen when wearing tight headwear used in the same way on a daily basis. When traction alopecia is caught early it can be fully reversible and the hair can regrow. To avoid this type of hair loss, you should avoid wearing frequent hairstyles that pull on your hair. Here are a few tips to consider. 

 

  • Telogen EffluviumIs temporary hair loss that can be triggered through highly stressful experiences. This happens due to the stress that induces hair follicles to enter the telogen phase. This condition typically causes about 30% of the hairs to stop growing and go into the resting phase before falling out. This means that you may lose an average of 300 hairs a day instead of 100

 

  • Anagen Effluvium causes sudden loss of hairs from follicles which are in the anagen ( continuously growing) stage. This type of hair loss happens commonly among people who are undergoing radiation, chemotherapy for cancer, and toxins such as arsenic. 

 

Treatment For Hair Disorders And Hair Replacement Solutions

Diagnosing hair disorder is a complex process and requires the attention of your dermatologist or physician. Once you have a proper diagnosis you can begin treatment to alleviate the symptoms or consider non-surgical hair replacement systems to soothe your hair loss aniexties.
If you’re tired of the styling limitations of your hair loss and would like to take a non-medical approach to addressing the look and appearance of your thinning hair, then contact us today and request a hair replacement consultation. Give us a call or fill out our online consultation request form.

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