There are many types of alopecia: Alopecia Totalis, Alopecia Universalis, Androgenetic Alopecia, Alopecia Areata, etc. The word Alopecia sounds complicated but it’s simply the medical term for “hair loss”. We’ve comprised some info on each type to talk about them in a little more depth. Shall we?
1. Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA): This is the most common type of alopecia and it’s also called male or female pattern hair loss. The main causes of this type of hair loss are genetics (family history) and hormones.
2. Alopecia Areata (AA): This type of alopecia is the result of an autoimmune condition and it leaves patchy traces behind, being either a single bald spot or several throughout the scalp.
3. Alopecia Totalis (AT): This alopecia is a more advanced form of Alopecia Areata and instead of patchy hair loss, it causes total hair loss on the scalp.
4. Alopecia Universalis (AU): This type is the most advanced type of Alopecia Areata and it causes total hair loss on the body, including eyebrows and eyelashes.
5. Alopecia Barbae: Also a branch of Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Barbae is located on the beard. It also can leave one single bald spot or multiples.
6. Traction Alopecia: This type of alopecia happens due to excessive pulling or tension in the hair strands. It is seen mainly on women since it results from certain hair styles or by the excessive use of hair extensions.
7. Scarring Alopecia: This type of alopecia is permanent, so the patient is permanently suffering with hair loss. It’s caused by a group of rare disorders.
If you suspect you might be suffering from alopecia, contact New England Associates for a complimentary consultation. No matter what type of alopecia you might have or the extension of if, New England Associates offers alternatives and develops individual treatments focused on the patient’s needs. Arrange your FREE microscopic hair and scalp examination today here or call us at 1-866-424-7782.