Hair loss is a common problem that can affect people of all ages. There are many different causes for hair loss and hair growth disorders and some of these conditions may overlap or co-exist. Dr John Auld, has a special interest in diagnosing and managing disorders of the hair.
Alopecia is the general medical term for hair loss. It does not refer to a specific type of medical problem and can be used interchangeably with hair loss.
Some different types of alopecia include
- androgenic alopecia (male and female pattern hair loss)
- telogen effluvium
- alopecia areata
- traction alopecia
- scarring alopecia