People nowadays are tired of the amount of hair they are losing every other day and desperately needing a hair restoration treatment. Here are some of
People nowadays are tired of the amount of hair they are losing every other day and desperately needing a hair restoration treatment. Here are some of the main types of hair loss.
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- Androgenic Alopecia
Androgenic Alopecia is a type of hair loss that is found both in men and in women. It can be inherited from either one or both the parents. In men, it is commonly known as male pattern baldness which means loss of hair from the crown of head or shrinking of the hairline from temples. Causes of this hair loss disease include some hormonal as well as genetic factors. Men suffering from this type of hair loss are usually seen having a U-shaped or precisely a ‘horseshoe’ pattern at the back and front of the head whereas hair stays at the sides which keep on falling off every day and result in complete baldness over time. On the other hand, women are found to have lesser hair around the crown of the head, but their frontal hairline stays hairy.
As AGA is known to damage the hair follicles permanently so people with this disease tend to visit hair transplant clinics for their hair restoration surgery as a permanent cure for it.
- Alopecia Areata
It is an autoimmune disease that results in either a single patch of hair loss or excessive loss of hair in patches. Autoimmune disease such as Alopecia areata occurs when your immune system gets confused between a foreign part with your own body part and attack your body’s part instead of the foreign one. People of any age can be affected by this disease. The loss of hair in patches usually starts as a small, coin-sized patch loss of hair which grows to bigger batches in three to six months if not provided any hair restoration treatment.
- Alopecia Totails
It is known as the advanced form of Alopecia areata condition. It is, however, a rare condition that is found in 5% of Alopecia areata patient. In this disease, the person completely loses all of his scalp hair.
- Alopecia Ophiasis
This is another type of Alopecia Areata. In this condition, the patient is seen to have hair loss at the head around the scalp in a wave pattern.
- Alopecia Universalis
Alopecia Universalis is known as the most advanced type of hair loss condition in which the hair all over the body is lost. As the hair from every part of the body are absent so the critical places such as; nasal cavities, scalp, and eyes are exposed so it gets extremely important for you to take extra and special care of yourself and guard those areas from the entrance of bacteria, sunlight and other harmful substances. You can also visit hair transplant clinics for further and proper consultancy in this matter.
- Traction Alopecia
When your damaged hair follicles and papilla are grown to a continuous pulling over or tension for a much longer time period then the condition is known as Traction Alopecia. When people usually women tie their braids specifically ‘cornrows’ very tightly for a long time period then it ends up in higher tension, pulling and breakage of the hair. Another reason can be a cosmetic surgery that results in hair tensions such as facelifts.
- Chignon Alopecia
Chignon alopecia is known as the type of traction alopecia in which hair falls out from the crown of the head. The main reason can be the same as traction alopecia i.e. styling or shaping of hair very tightly for a lengthy time period. Ballet dancers are the common victims of this disease.
- Telogen Effluvium
In this condition, hair follicles are damaged by entering the resting i.e. telogen phase prematurely. There are no internal factors for this condition, all the factors are purely external such as; surgery, physical trauma, severe illness, depression or extreme stress on the body. In telogen effluvium, thinning of hair is seen all around the scalp. However, this condition in most of the cases is reversible and temporary.
Some conditions of hair loss might not cause complete baldness while others can. So, if you have any of these types and don’t want to go complete bald then visit a hair transplant clinic and start getting proper treatment ASAP.