Type of Hair Loss
Hypotrichosis is a rare, genetic hair disorder characterized by decreased hair growth on the scalp, body, and/or eyebrow area. The condition can be inherited or acquired; if acquired, it may develop as a result of certain medications or skin disease.
Hair Shaft Abnormalities
Hair shaft abnormalities refer to conditions that involve changes in the structure of a person’s hair. This can include an irregular shape or texture of the hair strand, changes in pigmentation, loss of elasticity, and decreased strength or thickness.
Cicatricial Alopecia, also known as Scarring Alopecia, is a type of permanent hair loss in which inflammation destroys the hair follicles, leading to scarring and permanent hair loss that can affect the scalp, beard or eyebrows.
Tinea capitis, also known as scalp ringworm, is a fungal infection of the scalp that mainly affects young children. It typically causes red, itchy areas on the affected area of skin which may appear scaly and inflamed.
Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disorder that results in patchy hair loss, most often on the scalp. It may cause a complete loss of all scalp and body hair - a condition known as Alopecia Universalis.
Anagen effluvium is a type of sudden, excessive hair loss caused by blockage or damage to hair follicles. This usually occurs after exposure to certain chemicals or drugs