Alopecia Hair Loss
Diagnosis and Treatment of Alopecia Hair Loss at Rituals Hair Lab in Scotter, Gainsborough
Alopecia is the medical term for a variety of different types of hair loss, with more than a fifth of women and nearly half of men in the UK expected to experience the hair loss condition. The hair loss specialists at Rituals Hair Lab in Scotter, Near Grimsby, are experienced in Alopecia and can discuss your hair loss treatment options with you.
The word ‘alopecia’ simply means hair loss. If you are experiencing any more hair loss than is normal for you, you are experiencing some type of alopecia. The next step is identifying which type of alopecia you have.
We recommend you first speak to a GP. Please note, ‘alopecia’ is often used by doctors as an abbreviated way to discuss ‘alopecia areata’. This can be confusing when there are different types of alopecia, including alopecia areata, scarring alopecia and traction alopecia.
Alopecia Hair Loss Specialists
Alopecia areata is a hair loss condition that causes patches of baldness. It is believed to be caused by issues with the immune system (the body’s natural defence against infection and illness), allergic reactions or a possible genetic condition. In most cases the hair grows back after about a year.
Scarring alopecia is a rare type of hair loss. Scarring alopecia, also known as cicatricial alopecia, is hair loss that can result from complications of another condition. In this type of alopecia, the hair follicle is destroyed, so the hair will not grow back.
Conditions that can cause scarring alopecia include lichen planus (an itchy rash affecting many areas of the body) and autoimmune conditions such as lupus (a mild form of lupus affecting the skin, causing scaly marks and hair loss). However, scarring alopecia is not exclusively caused by health conditions. Scarring alopecia can be triggered by hair care practices like the use of heated styling tools, excessive tension on the hair, or a reaction to relaxers or chemicals.
Other types of alopecia include:
- Traction alopecia
- Male & female pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia
- Diffuse patterned alopecia
- Telogen effluvium
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If you are concerned about your hair loss and would like to speak to a hair loss expert in confidence, please call the hair loss specialists at Rituals Hair Lab in Scotter, Near Gainsborough, on 01724 76441 or fill in the enquiry form below.