Half of the population will experience some form of hair loss by the age of 50, with men beginning to lose their hair between ages 15- 25 and women between the ages of 25-30. This is usually the onset to a more severe/ noticeable form of hair loss, as hair thinning/ loss are both a natural form of the aging process. With Involutional Alopecia, more hair follicles tend to go into a resting period and become shorter and fewer.
Telogen Effluvium is a type of hair loss characterized by a temporary hair thinning over the scalp because of changes in the natural growth cycle. Many hairs go into a resting phase at the same time, subsequently causing the hair to shed and appear to be thinning. This is brought about from emotional or psychological stress.
Alopecia Areata is a form of hair loss that begins suddenly and will cause patchy hair loss in children and young adults believed to be caused by stress. This may result in Alopecia Totalis (complete baldness) however; 90 % of all sufferers have their hair return to normal within a few years. The cause is unknown but is believed to be an autoimmune condition.
Alopecia Universalis is a form of hair loss in which the individual will lose all their hair including eyebrows, eyelashes, as well as hair from other areas of the body.
Androgenic Alopecia is an inherited form of hair loss that follows different patterns based on gender. Men tend to lose their hair starting at the front of the hairline and temples, as well as the top of the head and this form is called Male Pattern Baldness. Hair loss begins in the early 20’s. Women experience Female Pattern Baldness usually around their 40’s and will see a gradual allover thinning concentrated at the crown of head. Women generally lose less hair than men in comparison, but this condition is as equally frustrating.
Hair loss and the various forms of Alopecia are concerns for men, women and children. Treatments include medications, hair transplants hair systems and Scalp Micro-pigmentation or SMP