Different types of capillary alopecia

Hair doesn’t just fall out. When this happens there is a reason behind it and, in addition, depending on how the process is taking place, we can talk about different types of hair alopecia, a subject that we will address today in this post.

What types of capillary alopecia exist? Characteristics

We found five types of capillary alopecia and two subtypes: androgenetic or androgenic, areata, fibrosant, diffuse, universal, scar and non-scar.

Androgenic or androgenetic alopecia

It corresponds to the loss of hair for reasons related to genetics, especially sensitivity to androgens dihydrotestosterone. It is very common, especially in men, because of testosterone.

Alopecia areata

Its differentiating feature is that hair loss occurs in very marked areas, usually stands. This makes it too obvious and difficult to hide. However, it is positive because it helps us get a quick diagnosis, which in turn makes early treatment more successful.

Its development is unpredictable, and significant hair loss can occur in a very short time and a recovery just as fast or quite the opposite, extending the hair loss until all the hair falls out completely, including not only the head.

Fibrous alopecia

The hair is lost in the frontal area, a process that takes place gradually, moving away from the forehead the hairline. It occurs mainly in women.

Man's alopecia

Diffuse alopecia

The hair gradually falls out along the entire perimeter of the scalp. Baldness never becomes total but loses much density and the hair loses shape and life.

It occurs mainly (but not exclusively) due to endocrine problems, poor diet or the intake of certain medications. Find out how to maintain healthy hair.

Universal alopecia

It is an autoimmune problem; it is our organism that fights against follicular activity, deteriorating this necessary part for hair growth to take place. It is considered the aggravation of alopecia areata because it ends up losing all the hair.

Scar Alopecia

It is the loss of hair given because the hair follicles are damaged in some way (destroyed or malformed, for example), forming a scar tissue that prevents the growth of hairs. Thus, there is no cure, the hair will not grow back since there has been irreversible damage.

There are several reasons for this, but it is often caused by aggression on the scalp, for example, by friction.

Non-Scar Alopecia

Non-scar alopecia is the name given to any baldness that is reversible, that is, it can be temporary if the cause is found and a solution is found, because the follicles are not brutally destroyed but, at most, they may have begun to change; in other cases, in fact, they are not physically affected.

As you can see, there are many ways in which hair can fall out and, therefore, there are also various solutions. Therefore, do not let time go by and look for a diagnosis since baldness, in most cases can be cured or, at the very least, successfully stopped.

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