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Different Forms of Alopecia: The Causes of Hair
There are many types of hair loss. The most common cause is genetic hair
loss inherited from a a male or female relative on either side of the family. Other causes include
disease, stress, trauma, diet or hormones. Whatever the reason, hair loss can effect a person's
self esteem so it's important to identify the cause and treat it accordingly. If you would like to
in for a free consultation, the doctor would be more than happy to
Androgenetic Alopecia (pattern baldness)
80 million men and women suffer from genetic hair loss which is called androgenetic alopecia.
Androgenetic alopecia is hereditary baldness passed down from male or female relatives with
or thinning hair. Male pattern baldness can be prevented in the vertex and crown with a DHT blocker. DHT blocker does not work in the frontal hair
line and is not for women or children. The most effective permanent solution for androgenetic
alopecia is hair transplantation.
Alopecia Areata (auto immune disorders)
Some diseases cause hair to fall out when white blood cells attack hair follicles. Some
disorders that cause alopecia areata include thyroid disease, lupus, vitiligo, ulcerative
and rheumatoid arthritis. With alopecia areata hair can fall out and
re-grow again and again.
Cicatricial Alopecia (scarring)
Cicatricial alopecia is a rare form of hair loss. In hair loss caused by cicatricial alopecia,
inflammation and scarring destroy the delicate hair follicles. Scars can occur from burns or
and it may also be caused from skin disorders such as lichen planus, fungal infections or lupus
Diffuse Pattern Alopecia (DPA)
When the frontal hairline remains in tact but hair becomes thin in an even pattern everywhere
the safe zone which is the DHT resistant area on the sides and back of the head then diffuse
alopecia is present.
Diffuse Unpatterned Allopecia (DUPA)
When hair loss is evenly thin throughout the entire head, even in the safe zone, this is called
diffuse unpatterned alopecia. Those with diffuse unpatterned allopecia do not have good donor
and should not receive a hair transplant. To be sure of your situation, it is advisable to make a complimentary appointment
to see Dr. Bolton for an accurate diagnosis.
A hormone called dihydrotestosterone or DHT is the
of pattern baldness in both men and women. DHT is an androgen, a hormone responsible for the
development of sexual characteristics. This hormone is produced more rapidly as a person ages
created when testosterone and an enzyme called Type II 5-alpha Reductase are synthesized. For
who are genetically predispositioned to be affected by DHT, hair miniaturization can occur
of mucus buildup in the hair follicles.
Female Pattern Hair loss (androgenetic alopecia)
In female pattern baldness the frontal hairline often stays in
while thinning or diffusing occurs throughout the rest of the head. Female pattern baldness is
genetically inherited for those susceptible to DHT.
Male Pattern Baldness (androgenetic alopecia)
Male pattern baldness is the number one cause of hair loss in the United States. Passed down
genetics, male pattern baldness can be inherited through both the mother and the father. Typical
male pattern baldness begins with a receding hairline or thinning crown that continues to thin
time until hair is very thin or completely gone everywhere except the safe zone. The safe zone
the horseshoe area on the sides and back of the head where hair follicles are resistant to DHT,
hormone that causes hair loss.
Phases of Hair Growth
anagen phase (growth phase)
A new hair grows from a hair follicle beneath the surface of the skin. The average hair will
1/2 inch (1cm) per month from 2 to 8 years.
catagen phase (transitional phase)
telogen phase (resting phase)
telogen effluvium (stress or shock)
Telogen effluvium is temporary hair loss due to stress or "shock" caused by physical or
emotional conditions. Hair goes into a resting phase, growth is temporarily stopped, and hair
out in clumps or patches. A wide range of causes can be attributed to telgen effluvium such as
unusual weight loss, diet, disease, medicine side effects, emotional trauma, or nutritional
deficiencies. If the causes are eliminated, hair usually starts to grow again within 6 to 9
traction alopecia (scars from pulling hair too tightly)
When hair is pulled too tightly and the scalp becomes scarred, traction alopecia can occur. If
pulling is stopped soon enough the situation can be corrected otherwise scarring and hair loss
become permanent. Hair styles to be cautious about are pony and pig tails, braids and
trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder)
Hair pulling disorder is a mental illness where people compulsively pull out their own hair and
hide the behavior with hats or wigs.
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