Hair Loss Treatment

Cosmetic Traumatic Alopecia

Putative Effects of Androgens on Scalp Hair in Male Pattern Hair Loss

Dihydrotestosterone is the principle androgen causing hair loss in men

Treatment

  • Alopecia areata
  • Fungal infection, bacterial infection
  • Syphilis
  • Trichotillomania, traction alopecia
  • Skin disorder – discoid lupus
  • Telogen effluvium
  • Related medical disorders, thyroid, drugs, auto immune

Hair Loss Secondary To Disease Or Drugs

  • Treatment of hair loss means treating the underlying disease
  • Commonly seen with the use of anti-cancer drugs or other medication. Stop the drug
  • Need medical advice whether the drug may be related to hair loss

See your doctor for hair loss

  • Hair loss can be due to many causes
  • A correct diagnosis is essential before appropriate treatment
  • Diagnosis involves taking good history and clinical examination
  • Laboratory tests where appropriate ; not always fanciful equipment
  • Appropriate treatment; costly ineffective rx and side effects of some rx prescribed