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