Everyone loses hair. It is normal to lose about 50-100 hairs every day. If you see bald patches or lots of thinning, you may be experiencing hair loss. There are many causes of hair loss. Women may notice hair loss after giving birth. People under a lot of stress can see noticeable hair loss. Some diseases and medical treatments can also cause hair loss.
Androgenetic alopecia, also called pattern hair loss, affects both men and women. In men, it begins with a receding hairline at the temples and thinning of the crown. These areas enlarge and eventually converge. In women, it appears as thinning on the front central scalp with widening of the central part. Treatment options include, but are not limited to, minoxidil, hair transplant surgery, and finasteride (men only).
Below are before and after photos from Windsor Dermatology’s patients being treated for hair loss.
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere on the body. The immune system, which is designed to protect the body from foreign invaders such as viruses and bacteria, mistakenly attacks the hair follicles. This can lead to hair loss on the scalp and elsewhere. This type of hair loss is most common in men. Alopecia areata usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth patches on the scalp and can progress to total scalp hair loss (alopecia totalis) or complete body hair loss (alopecia universalis).
In all forms of alopecia areata, the hair follicles remain alive and are ready to resume normal hair production whenever they receive the appropriate signal. There are treatment options available for mild, patchy alopecia areata (less than 50% scalp hair loss) though there is currently no acceptable treatment that works in all cases.