Types of Hair Loss

hair loss types

It’s important to note that these are just a few types of medical related hair loss.

  • Alopecia which simply means hair loss.
  • Alopecia Totalis & Universalis is total loss of hair all over the body (eyebrows, legs, arms, and other parts the body where hair grows)
  • Cicatricial better known as Scarring - is a rare disorder that can cause permanent hair loss accompanied by itching, formation of blisters, crusting and patching of the scalp.
  • Traction is usually due to pulling or tension on the hair shaft because of certain hair styles such as braids, sew-ins, ponytails, and some wig applications.

Hair loss can occure due to various reasons.

Medically induced hair loss such as Anagin Influebeim is due to clients undergoing cancer treatments. These cancer treatments harm the hair cell that help hair grow. During cancer treatments you may experience hair loss, scalp irritations, and sensitivity.

  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted Therapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Bone Marrow Transplant

Cancer and Chemotherapy are not the only cause of medical hair loss due to illness. There are many other illnesses that can contribute to medical related hair loss as well.

Burns and Trauma victims is another type of medical hair loss. Whether it's a physical or chemical burn to the scalp, hair loss is almost inevitable. The scar tissue on a damaged scalp can not regrow hair and leave an unsettling reminder for most victims of a traumatic event.

Traumatic events such as natural disasters or even a pandemic can all be contributing factors of medical hair loss. On average 37% of new mothers experience hair loss postpartum during pregnancy.

Trichotillomania which is a physiological condition and noted as a compulsive disorder to pull one’s hair from the body. It can be from your scalp or any other area of the body that grows hair. Despite trying to stop most clients say these compulsive results are noticeable bald patches through acute regions of the body. It is thought that Trichotillomania is more common in children than adults. The severity of presentation appears to be higher in adolescents.

Ringworms, Scalp Psoriasis, Seborrheic Dermatitis and Lichen Planus are scalp infections and can cause medical hair loss. These infections can lead to permanent hair loss making clients that suffer from cranial prosthesis as well.

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