Hair loss, also known as Alopecia, has several different causes. Men and women can suffer from “androgenetic alopecia” or “pattern hair loss” that occurs to some degree in most of us as we get older, but can be more severe or rapid in some cases.
When treated, hair loss will slow down or even stop this kind of hair loss when started early, and sometimes provide some regrowth. Topical treatments and oral treatments are combined for the best results. Other causes of hair loss include alopecia areata, fungal infections, telogen effluvium, lichen planopilaris, and lupus erythematosus. The correct diagnosis includes blood tests, examination of the scalp, hair, nails and skin, and sometimes a biopsy of the scalp before treatment is initiated.
If you are seeking treatment for hair loss, contact Lotus Dermatology today 02 4929 3400.