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Types of Hair Loss


Hair loss is a source of discontentment for many individuals. Everyone wants to avoid it but the truth is everyone at the age of forty begins to shed hair excessively. For getting an adequate hair loss treatment in Abu Dhabi, you need to figure out the type of hair loss. Following are the main categories of hair loss:


Androgenetic alopecia

Androgenetic alopecia is commonly known as male pattern baldness. It is the most common of all types of hair loss and nearly affects about 70% men and 40% women. Men begin to lose hair from the hair line to the top part of the scalp. Women on the other hand, experience thinning throughout the scalp. The combination of hormones and genetics is generally responsible for his type of hair loss. Initially the hair tens to become weaker and hair follicular shrinks until hair follicle dies eventually.

The main culprit of androgenetic alopecia in men is DHT, often known as Dihydrotestosterone. It often results in premature baldness that occurs at a rapid rate. Women on the other hand do not experience rapid hair loss. The hair loss in women is progressive until the damage is irreversible. Finasteride and minoxidil are regarded as the best hair loss treatment in Abu Dhabi for treating androgenetic alopecia in initial stages.

Alopecia areata

It is an auto immune disorder. Alopecia areata occurs because your immune system begins to attack hair follicles. The hair begins to fall off in patches, usually about a size of a coin. An individual can go completely bald in a matter of a month. Anthralin cream is regarded as the best treatment when it comes to treating alopecia areata in the initial stages. If your entire head is affected by the condition, then hair transplant is regarded as the best hair loss treatment in Abu Dhabi.

Traction alopecia

Traction alopecia is an outcome of tugging hair follicles. Anytime you physically pull your hair tightly, in a bun or in a high ponytail, it can cause traction alopecia. The tighter hair styles put enough pressure on the scalp to result in bald spots or overall thinning of the scalp. Over time, an individual can permanently lose hair and the only treatment option left would be hair transplant.

Cicatrical alopecia

It is the rarest type of hair loss. Only about three percent of the total people affected from hair loss, are affected by cicatrical alopecia. It is not merely a hair loss disease but it refers to scalp disorders. As a result of it, patients are left with dry, itchy, flaky, red scalp. It requires biopsies and other medical tests to properly diagnose the disease. For this particular type of hair loss, physicians and surgeons ensure that they are using the best hair loss treatments for treating cicatrical alopecia. Hair loss in this case is usually permanent. However, hair transplant comes as a rescue for treating permanent hair loss.

Telogen effluvium

It is the most common type of hair loss after androgenetic alopecia. During this condition, more hair is in dormant phase than growth phase. It causes hair to fall out excessively.  The causes of this conation vary significantly. It can result due to abnormal hormonal behavior.  It can be triggered during pregnancy or post pregnancy. It can be an outcome of stress. Visit your doctor immediately so that he can diagnose the underlying cause and suggest appropriate hair loss treatment in Abu Dhabi.

Home remedies are all good but they are not a permanent cure or your hair problems. Above mentioned are the main types of hair loss. Only after you type of hair loss is known, one can undergo an appropriate hair loss treatment. It is better to visit a hair clinic or a doctor at an earlier stage of hair loss so that it can be controlled and cured in time.

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