A normal scalp sheds about 25 to 100 hairs per day. An increased rate of hair shedding or development of bald areas on the scalp constitutes hair loss disorder, which is also known as alopecia.
The causes of hair loss include:
However, hair loss is not caused by the following:
Generally, the earlier hair loss begins, the more severe the baldness will become.
Some common types of baldness include the following:
Signs and symptoms vary depending on the cause of hair loss. Among the common symptoms patients may notice are:
Most forms of baldness have no cure, especially if a person has total baldness. Some types of baldness will disappear on their own. Treatment may include:
We offer several hair replacement techniques at UCLA Dermatology, although hair replacement surgery cannot help those who suffer from total baldness. Candidates for hair replacement must have a healthy growth of hair at the back and sides of the head. This hair will serve as hair donor areas where grafts and flaps will be taken.
We offer four primary different types of hair replacement methods:
Possible complications associated with hair transplantation procedures may include the following:
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (310) 825-6911.