Hair Loss Types

Hair Loss Types | Spectrum Dermatology, Scottsdale

Hair Loss Types

For both men and women, losing your hair or thinning hair can be troublesome. That’s why Spectrum Dermatology offers only the most effective solutions for hair loss, and with options to treat every type of hair loss. Hair is tied to self-confidence and self-esteem, and losing it can be especially devastating for women. In the past, the only option was a hair transplant, but that can be dangerous, expensive, and comes with a lot of downtime.

There are now options like the Smart Graft for the scalp. However, the best treatment plan is driven by the kind of hair loss. With over a dozen types of hair loss, determining hair loss type is step one. Everyone has between 100,000 and 150,000 hairs on their head when they have a full head of hair. Male pattern baldness presents as a receding hairline and/or thinning at the crown. It’s the most common type of hair loss in men and is also known as androgenic alopecia.

Most hair loss can get worse with a poor diet, calorie deficit, or lack of key nutrients. For those who wear ponytails or cornrows, there’s also traction alopecia (which can be corrected simply by letting the hair down). While everyone has several thousand hairs, the average person loses around 100 per day. If you’re balding or have thinning hair, that amount can be much higher.

Other types of hair loss include alopecia areata, which occurs when the immune system attacks hair follicles. Nobody is certain what causes the attack, but biopsies have shown that immune cells in hair follicles might be the perpetrators. When any type of alopecia is in an advanced state, it’s called alopecia universalis. Also known as total hair loss across the entire body, this is a dangerous condition because hairs are a vital part of being healthy (i.e., eyelashes and nostril hairs).

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No matter what type of hair loss or thinning you have, there are options available. Discover more by contacting Spectrum Dermatology to schedule your hair loss consultation.