Also called male pattern hair loss, this is a very common hereditary loss of hair. Hair usually thins at the crown of the head and begins to recede above both temples. Women rarely suffer from classic male pattern baldness, but when they do, their hair becomes thinner across the whole scalp. It is the most common cause of hair loss and thinning in humans. It is a common autoimmune skin disease that results in the loss of hair on the scalp or other places of the body. The body attacks its own hair follicles, causing hair to fall out in clumps and hair is lost in a diffused, central pattern. Unfortunately, hair can grow back in or fall out again at any time, making alopecia a highly unpredictable disease that manifests itself differently in each person. It typically begins at a relatively early age. This type of hair loss may disappear without any type of treatment. There are three different forms of alopecia: alopecia areata, which is the partial loss of hair, usually leaving behind patchy sections of hair anywhere along the body; alopecia totalis is the loss of all hair on the scalp; and n alopecia universalis, a rare type of hair loss in which a total hair loss all over the body occurs.
Full recovery of hair is common, even without treatment. However, if any hair loss occurs, it is important to seek medical consultation from a fellowship-trained dermatologist like Dr. Rokhsar.
Dr. Rokhsar will advise you of both medical options including medications and surgical options including hair transplantation.