Understand Hair Loss
Hair loss, also known as alopecia or baldness, refers to a loss of hair from part of the head or body. Typically at least the head is involved. The severity of baldness can vary from a small area to the entire body. Typically inflammation or scarring is not present. Baldness in some people causes psychological distress.
Common types include:
- male-pattern Baldness,
- female-pattern Baldness,
- alopecia areata,
- thinning of hair known as telogen effluvium.
The cause of male-pattern baldness is a combination of genetics and male hormones, the cause of female pattern hair loss is unclear, the cause of alopecia areata is autoimmune, and the cause of is telogen effluvium is typically a physically or psychologically stressful event. Telogen effluvium is very common following pregnancy.
Less common causes of hair loss without inflammation or scarring include the pulling out of hair, certain medications including chemotherapy, HIV/AIDS, hypothyroidism, and malnutrition including iron deficiency. Causes that occurs with scarring or inflammation include fungal infection, lupus erythematosus, radiation therapy, and sarcoidosis. Diagnosis of hair loss is partly based on the areas affected.
Having a detailed consultation with our dermatologist for a proper diagnosis will be beneficial to the treatment protocol.
Management Of Hair Loss
There are multiple treatments available. Depending on the cause of hair loss, dermatologist at Krasa Skin & Hair Clinic will recommend the treatment either singular or combination.
- Oral Medication
- Topical Application
- PRP (Platlate Rich Plasma)
- Hair Transplant