Trichoscopy – A Method for Hair and Scalp Diagnoses

Trichoscopy is a method used for diagnosing hair and scalp and evaluate the diseases. This method is based on dermoscopy. This method was developed by a renowned group of dermatologists of Poland, Japan, Italy, etc. In this method, the hair and scalp structures can be seen in many fold magnification. In the most popular research and clinical practice, the magnification ranges from 10-fold to 70-fold. This method is simple and…

Scalp Biopsy

No problem cannot be treated before knowing the exact cause. Here we are talking about the hair loss problem which is more common nowadays. Although there are no certain causes or reasons behind the hair loss, yet performing some diagnostic methods, we can understand the reasons behind hair shedding or thin. Out of various hair loss diagnostics methods, Scalp Biopsy is one of the most popular and proven technique. It…

Lichen Planopilaris

What is Lichen Planopilaris? Lichen Planopilaris is one of the inflammatory skin diseases which causes patchy hair losses. If the problem continues, it may lead to complete hair baldness on the scalp. This problem usually affects the middle-aged women and resulted through lichen planus. Lichen Planopilaris causes red pimples which appear just about a cluster of hairs. Blistering is quite rare in this case, although it may highly affect the…

Folliculitis

What is Folliculitis? Folliculitis is one of the common skin disease and hair loss problems affecting the hair follicles. Folliculitis occurred due to inflammation and infection in the hair follicles. Hair follicles are small skin cavities from which hair grows. For each hair, there will be its own follicle. Folliculitis may affect any area of the body except the area not having the hairs such as the palm of the…

Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia

What is Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA)? Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia is one of the hair loss types of scarring hair loss or cicatricial alopecia. Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia or CCCA refers to the situation when hair follicles get damaged and may lead to permanent hair loss. Usually, black women having tight hairstyle can be seen having scalp inflammation. It affects the upper or central region of the scalp which…

Cicatricial Alopecia

What is Cicatricial Alopecia? Cicatricial Alopecia is also known as Alopecia Cicatrisata, Scarring Alopecia, Scarring Hair loss. This disease can occur in male and female both of various age group. Cicatricial Alopecia is supposed to be happening due to autoimmune disorders when the immune system attacks the hair follicles resulting from hair loss. Further, it may lead to inflammation and finally progressive bald patches. Almost 3% of the people who…

Telogen Effluvium

What is Telogen Effluvium? Telogen Effluvium is the most common type of hair loss which is resulted from the hormonal changes, metabolic stress or medical reactions. It is characterized by diffuse hair shedding in which hair follicles show hair drops significantly during resting or telogen phase. Usually, recovery can be seen after 6 months, provided that the pattern of alopecia is not present. Telogen Effluvium can be seen as a diffuse thinning of hair on the scalp which may be…

Anagen Effluvium

What is Anagen Effluvium? Anagen is a stage when the hair grows. Anagen Effluvium is critical hair loss condition which resembles the condition when the hairs are not able to grow even being in anagen phase or growing stage. The extensive hair loss is happened by fracturing the hair shafts at the level of the scalp. This type of hair loss occurred due to an environmental factor which blocks the…

Trichotillomania

What is Trichotillomania? Trichotillomania is pronounced as trik-o-till-o-MAY-nee-uh which reared as the hair pulling disorders. Trichotillomania is a type of Traction Alopecia which occurs due to mental disorders. These mental disorders come under the Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders and involve recurrent, irresistible urges to pull hair from the scalp, eyebrows, eyelids, and other areas of the body, despite repeated attempts to stop or decrease hair pulling. Hair pulling may create…

Traction Alopecia

What is Traction Alopecia? The term Traction Alopecia is a condition of hair loss which is causing by pulling the hair continuously. Usually, women have the complaints of having the same problem as they wear tight bun, ponytails, braids. Tightening the hairs causing a strain on the scalps and hair follicles and thus weakening the catching power of the root. Using chemicals and related products on hairs may also lead…

Ophiasis Alopecia

What is Ophiasis Alopecia? Ophiasis Alopecia Areata is a type of Alopecia Areata in which one may suffer from the unique type of pattern hair losses which may involve the baldness of sides or lower back of the head scalp. The pattern will take a shape of a band. It can not be the effective treatment with the help of medicine only. The condition gets its name from this snakelike…

Androgenetic Alopecia

What is Androgenetic Alopecia? One of the pattern hair loss condition which is termed as hereditary or genetic hair loss condition. The contain may affect the men and women both depending on the genetic factors. One can see the slow change of terminal hairs into underdetermined and then into villus hairs. Men can be affected at the teen’s age i.e. 20 years onwards and the stage is called male pattern hair loss or…

Alopecia Universalis

What is Alopecia Universalis? Alopecia Universalis (AU) is the condition of complete hair loss in which not only the head scalp but the whole human body gets affected. yes, in this disease, not only the hair baldness, hair loss may occur in the others areas of eyelashes, facial hair, body hairs. It slightly differs from the localized Alopecia Areata which resembles the patchy baldness on the scalp. The exact reason…

Alopecia Totalis

What is Alopecia Totalis? Alopecia Totalis is the 2nd type of Alopecia Areata which resemble the stage of complete hair loss on the scalp or complete baldness. The exact cause of Alopecia Totalis is still unknown although the Autoimmune disorder is one of the most important causes of Hair loss. Almost 20% of people can be seen suffering from this kind of hair loss. Weak immune system attacks the hair…

Alopecia Areata

What is Alopecia Areata? Alopecia Areata is again serious hair loss problems which occurs due to the low immune system which directly attacks the hair follicles. Whenever you are finding hairs on your pillow, brush and shower drain or bald patches on the scalp, you are suffering from the autoimmune disorder. This Problem is common among both male and females having an age of 20 years, although adults or children of any age group may also get affected with…