Types of Hair Disorders
Androgenetic alopecia (Baldness) is the most common hair disorder. The three most common Alopecia are Alopecia Areata (bald patches on the scalp), Alopecia Universalis (hair is lost on the entire body) and Alopecia Totalis (total loss of scalp hair). Other hair disorders includes Cradle Cap, Folliculitis, Psoriasis and and Seborrheic Dermatitis (Dandruff).
Treatment of Hair Disorders
The causes of hair loss are varied and a correct diagnosis is essential to enable successful treatment. Androgenetic alopecia (the common balding process, male or female pattern hair loss) is the most common form of hair loss in men and women for which there are scientifically proven treatments which can slow down, stop or reverse the process. Generally the earlier treatment is instigated the better the results.
Alopecia areata affects 1% of the population at some time in their lives and usually presents as patchy hair loss. Whilst the course of this condition can be unpredictable there are effective treatments to encourage regrowth. Monitoring response to treatment is vital and so at Universal Hair & Scalp Clinic each patient has a scalp check-up at each visit prior to treatment being performed which allows accurate examination to be taken at specified time intervals for comparison.