6 Common Types of Hair Loss
Whether you’re a man or a woman, hair loss is a serious concern, and nothing that anyone really wants to joke around about – especially not the person who’s suffering from it. For many individuals, waking up a pillow or hairbrush full of hair has got to be one of their worst fears, and probably the stuff of nightmares for many. According to the team at Alluring Image Medical Spa, known for the best hair loss treatment Boynton has to offer, hair loss is a common condition that affects millions around the world, each and every year. And as foremost experts when it comes to hair restoration Boynton has to offer, the Alluring Image team has been able to help individuals using methods such as PRP hair restoration Boynton patients have seen quite a bit of success using this method, specifically those with less completely balding patches and more thinning hair, as the follicles are easily brought back to life. Characterized mainly by patchy hair loss, alopecia is essentially just that, the dermatological term for hair loss. According to the team at Alluring Image, the experts in hair loss treatment Boynton has to offer, Alopecia is an autoimmune disorder – an illness in which the body’s own immune system begins it attack itself and other areas of the body. In the case of alopecia, the immune system attacks hair follicle cells, assuming them to be harmful invaders.
Hair loss can result in any number of ways, but most often occurring in large circular clumps along the crown of the head, the top, center area where most often men and women develop their initial “bald spot”. In some individuals suffering from alopecia, their hair may even grow back after a few years.
Types of Hair Loss
There are a number of different types of alopecia. Each with its own specific causes, and symptoms. Some of the most common forms of alopecia include:
· Alopecia Areata – One of the most common forms of hair loss, alopecia areata has a fast onset and can cause hair loss in large, often circular patches at a time. Sometimes brought on by severe stress, alopecia areata occurs when the immune system attacks the hair follicles. It can even affect children and young adults. In the event this disorder results in complete baldness it is known as alopecia totalis. Other symptoms include, anxiety, itching, and some nail issues. On the bright side, about 90% of the individuals who are diagnosed with alopecia areata can experience regrowth of their hair after a few years.
· Involutional Alopecia – A naturally occurring condition, in which the hair begins to gradually thin as we age. As more and more hair follicles enter their ‘resting’ phase and eventually fall out, the rate of hair regrowth can no longer keep up. The remaining hairs remain the same size and stop growing as well.
· Androgenic Alopecia – A common genetic disorder, often known as Male Pattern Baldness in men, despite affecting both men and women. Males with this condition can begin experiencing symptoms are early as their teenage years, or early-20’s. In men, it is characterized by a receding hairline and loss of hair at the top of the head and front scalp – a common appearance in balding men. For women, Female Pattern Baldness doesn’t exhibit symptoms until they are well into their 40’s or even later. Women will experience thinning hair all around their heads, with most of the hair loss coming at the top of their head. It is common to see women with bald spots in the center of head, sometimes covered by longer hair along the outer area.
· Alopecia Universalis – Far less common that other forms of hair loss, Alopecia Universalis is characterized by loss of all body hair. Including the head, eyelashes, eyebrows, pubic hair and more.
· Trichotillomania – technically, this isn’t really known as a natural form of hair loss treatment Boynton medical Alluring Image, while not having many such cases of this particular issue, it is commonly known about amongst therapists and psychiatrists – as this form of hair loss stems from psychological issues, in which individuals pull their own hair out. This issue is common in children, who might be suffering from neglect or learning disabilities.
· Scarring Alopecia – This form of permanent hair loss is characterized as a symptom of severe inflammatory skin conditions, such as – cellulitis, acne, folliculitis, as well as lupus and lichen planus. As a result of these severe skin conditions, the skin becomes heavily scarred and damaged – losing the ability to regenerate hair follicles and sustain hair regrowth.
No matter what type of alopecia or hair loss you might be suffering from, be aware, there is no cure for alopecia. However, for many, a number of lifestyle changes and when it comes to hair restoration Boynton experts at Alluring Image recommend the use of techniques such as PRP hair restoration, as well as certain other techniques that might help in a more minor way. For more information on hair restoration and hair loss prevention, or to schedule your next hair loss treatment appointment, be sure to contact Alluring Image today.