Hair Loss (Alopecia)

Alopecia is the loss of hair. The most common form of hair loss is an inherited condition called androgenic alopecia, commonly known as male pattern baldness. In males, the hairline recedes, while in women, the hair become thinner over the top of the scalp and the front of the scalp.

Hair loss may also be caused by other factors such as reaction to medications, extreme stress, underlying medical problems such as iron deficiency and thyroid disease.  In some case the hair is pulled to tight (braiding) which leads to traction alopecia.  When hair loss is a smooth patch, localized and circular, it may represent a condition known as alopecia areata.

At our office we will help diagnosis the cause of your hair loss and develop a treatment plan to reduce, halt, or possibly reverse the condition.