Notes from Capri Hair Restoration Director Tim Claxton

What is Alopecia? And How Does It Affect Hair Loss?

Hair loss can be caused by any number of factors—and one of the most common causes is
alopecia. Alopecia can impact both men and women, and it can affect them in different ways. In
fact, there are many different forms of alopecia to be aware of—some quite common, others
extremely rare, all of them causing you to lose some of your hair.

 

In this post, we’ll identify some of the major categories of alopecia, and also mention some
potential treatment options.

Different Types of Alopecia

Androgenetic Alopecia
The most common form of alopecia by far, androgenetic alopecia is better known as either
male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness. Caused by an overabundance of male sex
hormones, androgenetic alopecia disrupts the healthy growth cycle of your follicles, and can
lead to significant hair loss on the head. A hereditary condition, androgenetic alopecia is far and
away the most common cause of male baldness.

Alopecia Areata
Alopecia areata, meanwhile, is an autoimmune condition—one in which the body actually
attacks the follicles, usually leading to either a single bald patch or a series of bald patches.

Alopecia Totalis
True to its name, alopecia totalis leads to total hair loss—meaning, complete baldness across
the scalp. This condition can impact men and women alike, though it is fairly uncommon.

Alopecia Universalis
An even more advanced form of alopecia—and also a very rare condition—alopecia universalis
causes all hair on the body to fall out, including eyelashes and eyebrows.

Alopecia Barbae
This form of alopecia leads to hair loss only in the beard area; it can sometimes be a single bald
patch on the beard, or it can be total loss of the beard.

Traction Alopecia.  Traction alopecia is brought about by excessive pulling or tugging of the hair and is associated
with certain women’s hair styles. Even a tight braid can sometimes cause traction alopecia. As
the hair is pulled, it actually causes scarring to the follicles, which can lead to permanent hair
loss.

Treatment for Alopecia
While there is not a “cure” for alopecia per se, there are some safe and natural ways to mitigate
its effects and restore your hair to its proper health and volume. At Capri Hair Restoration, we
are proud to provide our clients—men and women alike—with a range of proven hair
replacement techniques.

Some of these are surgical techniques; indeed, our experts are skilled in various forms of hair
transplant. We offer some non-surgical interventions, as well, including the use of Plasma Rich
Platelets (PRP) therapy.

Seek Hair Loss Solutions from Capri Hair Restoration
Being diagnosed with alopecia can be disheartening, but it doesn’t mean you have to settle for
baldness your whole life. There are treatments available right here at Capri Hair
Restoration—and the first step toward hair restoration is meeting with one of our stylists for a
one-on- one consultation. Contact Capri Hair Restoration today and ask us about personalized
treatments for alopecia in any form.