The different types of Alopecia
➰Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune disease that results in the loss of hair from the scalp and elsewhere on the body. It usually starts with one or more small, round, non-scarring smooth patches.
➰Scarring Alopecia is caused by any inflammatory process (burns, bacterial infections, ringworm, injury, autoimmune diseases) which may cause permanent damage to the hair follicle. It is also known as Cicatricial alopecia.
➰Male pattern baldness or Androgenic Alopecia occurs in the typical balding pattern and occurs as a result of changes in the hormone androgen.
➰ Diffuse Patterned Alopecia (DPA) & Diffuse Unpatterned Alopecia (DUPA) Diffuse Patterned Alopecia (DPA) is an androgenic type alopecia characterized by diffuse thinning in the front, top, and vertex of the scalp in conjunction with a stable permanent zone. Diffuse Unpatterned Alopecia (DUPA) is also androgenic, but lacks a stable permanent zone.
➰Female pattern baldness (FPB) OR Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is a common from of balding in females. FPB can occur in about 40% of menopausal women.
➰Traction Alopecia is as a result of hair styles that tie or pull the hair so tightly that the hair roots are pulled from the scalp.
➰Hair loss due to side effect of the beauty treatments such as hair dyes, bleaching, straightening, softening, rebounding, perming etc., contain harsh chemicals which may trigger hair loss in some individuals.
➰Chemotherapy and hair loss occurs as a result of cancer treatment which targets both cancerous and healthy cells. This type of hair loss resembles anagen effluvium type alopecia.
➰Medications...certain medications can also cause Alopecia.
Are you experiencing any of These types of Alopecia Hair Loss?