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    Understanding the Different Types of Hair Loss

    Understanding the Different Types of Hair Loss
    Understanding the Different Types of Hair Loss

    Hair Loss can occur at any given time throughout our lives. Just how our body changes as the years go by, so does the condition of our hair. The key is to know what kind of hair loss you’re experiencing, what are the causes, and how to treat it.
    There are 3 Types of Hair Loss:

    ANDROGENIC ALOPECIA 

    A predisposition to hair loss. This is a genetic form of hair loss that can occur in both men and women, although more common in men. Also known as Male/Female Pattern Baldness.  

    In men, hair is lost in a well-defined pattern, beginning above both temples. Over time, the hairline recedes to form a characteristic “M” shape.

    The pattern of hair loss in women differs from male-pattern baldness. In women, the hair becomes thinner all over the head, and the hairline does not recede. Androgenetic alopecia in women rarely leads to total baldness.

    Cause(s)

    * Genetic


    TELOGEN EFFLUVIUM

    Excessive hair fall (more than 100 hairs per day). This is temporary hair thinning that occurs due to changes in the life cycle of the hair. 

    The main symptom of telogen effluvium is an increase in the amount of hair a person sheds.

    Someone may notice that more hair than usual is falling out when they wash or brush their hair. They may also find more hair in the drain or on their pillow.

    Cause(s)

    * Diet

    * Hormonal imbalance

    * Stress

    * Illness

    * Medications

    * Chemical Processing of the Hair


    ALOPECIA AREATA

    The immune system becomes more active which may affect the hair follicles resulting in patchy hair loss. The hair growth will resume gradually. Hair often grows back but may fall out again. Sometimes the hair loss lasts for many years.

    Cause(s)

    * Auto-Immune Diseases

    * Medications

    * Chemotherapy


    At Vivandi Trichology Center, we believe in targeting the source of your hair loss by thoroughly understanding what type of hair loss you are experiencing, so in turn we can customize a treatment course especially for you.

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