Alopecia in men


Alopecia in men

Alopecia explained

Alopecia is a word that can sound quite scary to some, but it’s simply the medical term for hair loss. And it’s more common than people think.

We’ve talked already about Androgenetic Alopecia (Male Pattern Baldness), but alopecia is an umbrella term for a number of hair loss conditions. These conditions vary in terms of where they show up on the body, and how aggressively they can impact, with some more treatable than others.

Read below to find out more, or get in touch with one of our experts today.

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune condition. That means your immune system mistakenly attacks a part of your body – in this instance, the hair follicles. This causes hair to fall out, often in patches. Whilst the follicles are attacked, they are rarely destroyed. That means regrowth treatments can be very effective

Traction Alopecia

As the name might imply, Traction Alopecia is caused by chronic pulling on the hair follicle. This can be caused by a variety of things, such as overly-tight hairstyling, hairpieces pulling on the scalp, or as a result of trichotillomania, a compulsive disorder in which people pull or ‘pluck’ hairs from specific areas. If untreated, this can lead to long-term permanent hair loss and Scarring Alopecia.

Scarring Alopecia

Also known as Cicatricial Alopecia, Scarring Alopecia can be caused by a range of rare disorders that destroy the hair follicle, replace it with scar tissue, and cause permanent hair loss. For some, hair loss is gradual and is unnoticed for long periods. For others, hair loss is associated with itching, burning and a progressive pain.

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