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Other Kinds of Alopecia:

 Alopecia Areata  The cause is unknown but the symptoms are clear: rounded patches on your head completely depopulated of hair.

Alopecia Totalis (AT) is when the hair is completely lost from the scalp. In cases of Alopecia Universalis (AU), whole body's hair is lost.

There are still no fully effective treatments for this type of alopecia. Therapies that are used with medium results are: ultraviolet light, topical corticosteroids, steroid injections or irritants agents to exite the follicles that produce hair growth.

 Telogen effluvium  The term telogen effluvium was coined by Kligman in 1961. It is the acute loss of hair after systemic chronic diseases, emotional stress, febrile illness or childbirth. In the latter, telogen effluvium can last 6 months and then you will be full recovered.
 By drugs or medicine  Vitamin A in large doses, cytostatics, thyroid, mercury, valproic acid and anticoagulates, are capable to produce alopecia.
When the drug is stopped, the hair loss will disappears.

Alopecia Femenina

Female Alopecia Pitifully, the hair loss is no longer a problem of men. The Female Alopecia-nowadays, affects a small percentage of women between 20 and 30 years and 30% of those between 40 and 60.

But be careful and don't panic to soon. Women usually meaningless despair as soon as we noticed some hair in the tub. The female androgenetic alopecia has clear characteristics and the simple fact that there is a greater fall does not mean that we suffer a pathological alopecia.

Before the desperate running from pharmacies to super drug stores buying products that hardly help, you should know which type of alopecia you have. Who's better than a dermatologist to do so?

The lack of information makes the 97% of women who suffer alopecia trying to stop lossing hair by themselves. Only having undergone various treatments without success, they finally decide to see a professional.

There are hundreds of products on the market that claim to regenerate or stop lossing the hair. Some help to improve the overall quality or give more alive look to the hair, but that does not mean that they solved the problem.

Androgenic Alopecia in Women

(Female Baldness)

The main causes of Androgenic Alopecia are: genetic predisposition, a change in endocrine hormone levels (androgen) and the passage of time.
While it has many similarities with male pattern baldness, aesthetically look very different.

Looking at the picture we can see that the Female Androgenic Alopecia much different to the one that the men suffers. The pattern is called "Fuzzy or Crown". The hair of the frontal zone remain normal and yet falls or weakens the hair of the center line. Specifically, hair is replaced by increasingly thin hair, which allows you to see part of the scalp

With the onset of menopause and the loss of estrogen protection, the problem is more pronounced. In some cases goes into lose the front line. Unlike men, not necessarily perceiving the hair loss.

Here we can see the progress step by step of the Female Androgenic Alopecia:

Ludwig Scale I

Escala LudWig I

Ludwig Scale II

Escala LudWig II

The last picture (right, Ludwig II) is not the last step but a different one. It is called Frontal Alopecia.
Women with Androgenic Alopecia have several solutions, but should never be considered a treatment without a previous diagnosis. Drugs that respond well to these cases, are the Minoxidil and some hormonal treatments (oral antiandrogens). Antiandrogens are generally used as cyproterone acetate in combination with ethinylestradiol.

While it is true that in many cases to dye, iron and using some hair lotions can take you to
hair loss, for those who suffer from Androgenic Alopecia it's not a matter. It has nothing to do one with the another. Maybe your hair looks worse if you receive an abuse, but if you suffer from Androgenic Alopecia the process will get worse even treating your hair with the most delicate treatments.

If you are losing density in your hair and you think you suffer from Androgenic Alopecia, we strongly suggest you to make an appointment with your dermatologist and avoid any treatments that we know is not going to work: hair massage, laser treatments, etc.

If the hair thinning is accompanied by additional symptoms such as infertility, cystic acne, irregular periods or galactorrhea, you should make yourself some hormonal studies.

Remember, You should never begin a treatment without first consulting with a qualified healthcare professional.

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