Alopecia and Different Types of Hair Loss

Androgenic Alopecia

Most common cause of hair loss that affects both men and women. This condition may also be called male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness. Men suffering in this condition are distinguished with a receding hairline and thinning of hair from the crown and frontal scalp. It may start as early as in their teens. Women, on the other hand, experiences hair thinning in their later years.

Alopecia Areata

Starts with no warning, children and young adults may get uneven hair loss that can possibly have an outcome of total baldness. On a positive note, only 10% of all people with this condition may experience this.

Alopecia Universalis

A state in which all the parts of the body experiences hair fall. It includes facial hair and hair in the genital area.


A psychological disorder where in a person pulls their own hair out.

Telogen Effluvium

Changes in the hair growth cycle which may results to thinning of hair.

Scarring Alopecia

Some skin conditions and disorders – like cellutis, acne, or lupus, may result in scars which in turn may halt hair regeneration.

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