Is Alopecia Causing Your Hair Loss?
Hair loss can stem from many different factors—some hereditary, some medical, and some lifestyle-based. Often, however, the root cause of hair loss is alopecia. Alopecia is an umbrella term for various hair loss conditions; it can impact men and women alike, with effects ranging from the mild (a little bit of shedding) to the extreme (total, whole-body hair loss).
While alopecia can be diagnosed, it can’t necessarily be “cured.” With that said, there are hair loss solutions that can curb the effects of alopecia, returning you to your full, healthy head of hair.
Different Types of Alopecia
Alopecia comes in many different forms, but the most common by far is the hereditary condition known as androgenetic alopecia—or, as it’s more commonly called, male or female pattern hair loss. This is by far the most common cause of hair loss, especially among men; in fact, it accounts for more than 90 percent of all male hair loss cases. It’s basically a hormonal issue—an overproduction of certain hormones that damage the follicle and prohibit healthy hair growth.
Other forms of alopecia are less common, but still noteworthy. Some of them include:
- Alopecia areata, wherein the body’s immune system attacks the hair follicles, leading to patchy hair loss.
- Scarring alopecia, where the follicles are replaced by scar tissue, preventing any additional growth.
- Alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis, both of which can result in total hair loss throughout the body; in some case this includes even the loss of body hair, nose hairs, and eyelashes.
If you’re experiencing hair loss, it could be a result of alopecia—but the question is, what can you do about it?
Coping with Alopecia
The first thing we’d recommend is checking with a doctor to get an official diagnosis. While alopecia may be the likely cause of your hair loss, it’s good to ensure it isn’t something more serious, like a thyroid disorder.
If you do have alopecia, it’s not necessarily something that can be “cured,” but don’t lose heart! There are ways you can reverse its effects, regaining a healthy head of hair. If your hair loss is minor, you might look into topical solutions, or even investigate laser therapy.
For more extensive hair loss, a transplant can help you regain everything you lost—quickly, and with minimal recovery time. Our team can perform the NeoGraft procedure right here in our office—a cutting-edge approach to hair transplantation that’s peerlessly accurate and efficient. Within month, you can have fullness, volume, and length once more.
Hair Restoration from Visage Facial Surgery
At Visage Facial Surgery, we’re passionate about helping clients look and feel their very best—and one way we can do that is by helping them grapple with alopecia and its effects. If you’re struggling with hair loss, don’t lose hope. NeoGraft is just one of many ways in which you can have a healthy head of hair once more. Contact the Visage team today to schedule a consultation.
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