Hair Conditions

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Hair Loss Treatment And Conditions

Hair is an epidermal structure arranged all over the skin surface except in palms, soles and mucosa. Hair is an aesthetic asset to human beings. Healthy thick hair suggests virility and youthfulness. Hair is pivotal in protection, thermal regulation and sensory functions.

Hair is an epidermal structure arranged all over the skin surface except in palms, soles and mucosa. Hair is an aesthetic asset to human beings. Healthy thick hair suggests virility and youthfulness. Hair is pivotal in protection, thermal regulation and sensory functions.

Similar to hair loss, excessive hair (Hirsutism) over body and face in females is a cosmetic and psychosocial concern. Hirsutism could be a sign of internal medical condition and requires necessary attention.

A consultation with a dermatologist is required to uncover the cause of any hair related disorders before any irreversible damage occurs.

Hair Related Disorders

Hair Shedding and Hair Thinning

Hair fall is by far the most common hair related disease. The common causes are listed below:

Hair disorders:

- Androgenetic alopecia: This is the most common cause of hair loss in most men and women. It most frequently occurs at the age of 30s-40s. However, it can also occur at a very young age of 20s. About 80 million people in India have androgen induced hair loss and thinning.

- Alopecia areata: It is an immune-mediated scalp disease where the body attacks its own hair. Patients will have a patchy smooth area of hair loss on the scalp. Sometimes the patients will notice a spontaneous hair growth in the area. However, most of the time patients will require some topical therapy or injections to stimulate hair growth.

- Cicatricial (scarring) alopecia: This disease destroys the hair follicle resulting in scarring over the hair loss area. Generally, patients with such disorder will not regain the lost hair. However, there are treatments to prevent further such inflammation which destroys the hair follicle.

Medical Conditions Causing Hair Fall:

Frequently in such situations, spontaneous hair re-growth can occur in 6months to 12months. However, certain hair care therapies could be beneficial.

  •   Any recent major illness
  •   Recent surgery
  •   Cancer treatments
  •   Crash dieting
  •   Nutritional deficiency

Physiological stress:

  •   Pregnanacy
  •   Menopause

Physical factors:

  •   Hair blow dry
  •   Hair products
  •   Dyes and colouring
  •   Hair clips and tight rubber bands
HIRSUTISM

Androgen causes increased hair growth on face (beard area and upper lip) and body in females. It is most often associated with acne, polycystic ovaries, early female pattern alopecia.

SCALP DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH SKIN DISEASES

Various skin diseases affects the scalp causing hair thinning, hair shedding and patchy hair loss. The common diseases are fungal infection of the scalp, dandruff, psoriasis, lichen planopilaris and extensive folliculitis. Scalp disorders associated with skin diseases are often treatable.

What We Do At DermeCure

DermeCure Chennai offers:

- Hair analys is through a series of questions and scalp examination.

-Scalp biopsy if there is any evident scalp disease.

-Request blood investigations as it gives a clue to the cause of hair loss and hirsutism.

-Treatment for hair loss and hirsutism.