People who notice that their hair is falling out, or appearing in large amounts on their comb or brush should consult with a dermatologist, and with a correct diagnosis, the causes of hair loss can be helped. A dermatologist will evaluate a patient’s hair-loss problem to find the cause which in turn will help them determine whether the problem will resolve on its own or medical treatment is needed.
Many men and women use chemical treatments on their hair, including dyes, tints, bleaches, straighteners, and permanent waves. These treatments rarely damage the hair if they are done correctly. However, the hair can become weak and brittle if any of these chemicals are used too often. If hair becomes brittle from chemical treatments, it is best to stop until the hair grows out.
Also known as androgenic alopecia, this is the most common cause of hair loss, and can be inherited from either the mother’s or father’s side of the family. While there is no cure, medical treatments are available that may help some people, including topical lotion applied to the scalp twice a day, which can be used by men and women.
The cause of alopecia areata is unknown, but it is thought to be an autoimmune condition (the body makes antibodies to its own hair) that may affect children or adults of any age. This type of hair loss usually causes totally smooth, round patches about the size of a coin or larger. Although rare, it can result in complete loss of scalp and body hair. In most cases the hair regrows; however, dermatologists treat many people with this condition in order to make hair regrow faster. Treatment includes:
Illness, stress, and other factors can cause too many hairs to enter the resting (telogen) phase of the hair growth cycle, and it produces a dramatic increase in the amount of hair shed (effluvium), usually without bald patches. In many cases, telogen effluvium usually resolves in a few months on its own.
Caused by fungal infection, tinea capitis is characterized by patches of scaling that can spread and result in broken hair, redness, swelling, and even oozing on the scalp. This contagious disease is most common in children, and oral medication will be given to cure it.
Children, and sometimes adults, will twist or pull their hair, brows, or lashes until they come out. Oftentimes this is just a bad habit that gets better when the harmful effects of the habit are explained.
This rare disorder can cause patchy hair loss and associated itching and/or pain. Inflammation around the hair follicle causes damage, scarring, and permanent hair loss in the affected area.
Many men and women use chemical treatments on their hair, including dyes, tints, bleaches, straighteners, and permanent waves. These treatments rarely damage hair if they are done correctly.
It is not only helping to reduce the hair fallout, but also to stimulate a new hair growth and increase the thickness of the hair. This kind of mesotherapy supplies the hair bulb with nutritive minerals.