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Combating Hair Loss at Any Age

Smiling Young WomanForty percent of men have noticeable hair loss by the age of 35. Twenty-one million women in this country also experience hair loss. It is a stressful event, regardless of your gender or age. Dr. Amanda Lloyd, a Board-Certified Dermatologist, encourages you to schedule an appointment at Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas at the first signs of hair loss. This is the most important step you can take to preserve a full head of hair.

Types of Hair Loss

Hair loss, technically called alopecia, can be permanent or reversible. Here are some specific sub-types:

  • Scarring alopecia is the permanent result of cellulitis, folliculitis, acne, lupus, lichen planus, heat styling, tight weaves, trauma, or surgery.
  • Androgenic alopecia is the most common form of hair loss. In men, it appears as male pattern baldness, sometimes beginning in teens or early 20s as a receding hairline. Female pattern baldness is noticeable thinning that usually starts in a woman’s 40s or later. It is characterized by general thinning, with extensive hair loss at the crown.
  • Alopecia areata is sudden, patchy hair loss which may result in total baldness. It usually occurs in children and young adults. Fortunately, most regrow hair within a few years.
  • Alopecia universalis causes all body hair (including brows, lashes, and pubic hair) to fall out.
  • Trichotillomania is a psychological disorder, usually in children, in which they pull their own hair out.

Maintaining Your Mane

Many people don’t realize that dermatologists specialize in treatment of hair conditions, as well as skin and nails. A number of safe, effective oral and topical medication are available by prescription to halt hair loss, and regrow new hair. There are treatments out there for all the men who are experiencing hair loss. Dr. Lloyd partners with you to determine possible causes of hair loss and then designs a treatment regimen to restore your hair to good health. Call Skin & Vein Institute (760) 642-6674.

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