Alopecia Hair Loss
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 all men in the UK expected to experience the hair loss condition. The hair loss team at Simone Thomas hair loss clinic in Bournemouth and Wokingham are experienced in Alopecia and can discuss your hair loss treatment options with you.
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Learn more about the types of alopecia:
Alopecia areata is a condition that causes patches of baldness. It is believed to be caused by a problem with the immune system (the body’s natural defence against infection and illness) or a possible genetic condition. In many cases the hair grows back after about a year.
Scarring alopecia, also known as cicatricial alopecia, is hair loss that can occur 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 discoid lupus (a mild form of lupus affecting the skin, causing scaly marks and hair loss).
Other types of alopecia include:
- Traction alopecia
- Male & female pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia
- Diffuse patterned alopecia
- Telogen effluvium
Learn more about alopecia on our hair loss blog.