Types of Hair Loss

Hair loss, or alopecia, is a condition that can affect any part of the body but typically affects the scalp. On average, 100000 hairs cycle through growth and regeneration on our scalps – however, this process may be disrupted by hair loss which leads to baldness in some cases.

Our hair goes through a three-stage growth cycle, beginning with the anagen phase where it actively grows for years. Next is the catagen phase when our follicle separates from its root and lasts ten days. Lastly, during telogen, we rest in preparation for shedding up to 100 hairs as part of this natural process before starting over again at anagen!

When the normal hair growth cycle is disrupted or a follicle is damaged, it can cause excessive shedding leading to visible signs of thinning such as receding hairlines and bald patches. Hair loss is a common condition that can have genetic roots, though many medical and lifestyle factors may also contribute to its occurrence.

Root Hair Clinic is an experienced specialist dedicated to helping individuals overcome hair loss and restore their self-confidence. With a range of treatments designed to promote healthy growth, Root Hair Clinic offers thorough initial consultations where they will create personalized treatment plans tailored specifically to each individual’s needs.

1. Androgenetic Alopecia

Millions of Americans today are affected by androgenetic alopecia, a hereditary hair loss condition. Fortunately, treatments and procedures such as surgery and hair transplantation can be used to restore confidence by regaining lost locks!

a. Male Pattern Hair Loss

Male Pattern Hair Loss is a common issue faced by many men, with the onset usually starting after puberty. It often begins at the temples and progresses around the top of the head, leaving only a rim of hair on the lower scalp in its wake. For some unlucky victims, this condition can eventually lead to complete baldness.

b. Female Pattern Hair Loss

Female Pattern Hair Loss is a common condition among women, characterized by gradual thinning of the hair across the scalp. It often begins in early adulthood and can lead to substantial loss of volume if left untreated; however, it rarely progresses to complete baldness.

2. Alopecia Areata


Alopecia areata is a perplexing autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy hair follicles, resulting in bald patches and preventing new growth. This condition can be both physically and emotionally distressing for those affected by it.

Alopecia areata is a shocking and distressing condition that affects children and young adults, causing patchy hair loss or even complete baldness. Fortunately, in most cases, the hair regrows after several years.

Root Hair Clinic specializes in treating alopecia areata and offers personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual’s needs and requirements. They also provide support, guidance, and advice throughout the healing process to guarantee the best possible outcome. Root Hair Clinic is committed to helping individuals overcome hair loss and restore their self-confidence.


3. Involutional alopecia

Root Hair Clinic has identified Involutional Alopecia as a natural condition that affects many people in their aging years. As individuals age, the hair gradually thins and fewer follicles are able to produce healthier strands of hair; resulting in shorter and less dense locks.

4. Alopecia universalis

Root Hair Clinic specializes in treating Alopecia Universalis, a rare condition that causes all body hair to be lost – including eyebrows, eyelashes, and even pubic hair. With our cutting-edge treatments, we can help you regain the confidence of your former self!

5. Trichotillomania

Root Hair Clinic specializes in treating Trichotillomania as well, a psychological disorder most common among children which causes them to compulsively pull out their own hair. With the right treatment and guidance from certified professionals, patients can learn how to manage this difficult condition.

6. Telogen Effluvium


Telogen Effluvium is a common form of hair loss resulting from the disruption of the natural cycle of hair growth. When too many follicles enter their resting phase, new hairs don’t have time to take root and replace them – leading to baldness or thinning over all areas on the scalp.

Telogen effluvium can cause significant hair loss, with up to 500 hairs shedding daily. This often results in thinning of the hair on the scalp and temples but rarely leads to complete baldness.

Telogen Effluvium is a type of hair loss that can be triggered by medical events or conditions such as thyroid imbalance, childbirth, surgery, and fever. It may also result from vitamin/mineral deficiencies like an iron deficiency in women or due to certain medications including isotretinoin for acne and warfarin – a blood thinner. An alteration in the use of oral contraceptives (birth control pills) could likewise lead to this specific kind of hair fall.

7. Anagen Effluvium


Anagen effluvium is a type of hair loss that can occur as a result of medical treatments, such as chemotherapy. Although this rapid shedding may be alarming, there are options available to help speed up regrowth after treatment ends; dermatologists can provide medications for quicker recovery from anagen effluvium.

8. Tinea Capitis

Tinea capitis, commonly known as scalp ringworm, is a fungal infection of the scalp that can cause hair loss in children. This condition results in patches of baldness with red or scaly skin and itching on the affected areas – sometimes leading to larger bald spots over time. Sores may also appear around these regions.

Children suffering from scalp infections may experience red and itchy patches, as well as painful sores or blisters that can leak pus. Additionally, swollen glands in the neck and low-grade fever are common symptoms of an immune system response to fight off the infection.

9. Cicatricial Alopecia

Cicatricial alopecia is an unusual and destructive type of hair loss that follows when inflammation damages the follicles, resulting in scarring that cannot be reversed. This condition can cause permanent baldness with no hope for regrowth as an outcome.

This type of hair loss can be a frustrating condition that affects both genders of any age. It may either start gradually or suddenly, with symptoms such as scalp itching, swelling, and red or white lesions resembling rashes.

Root Hair Clinic specializes in treating all forms of hair loss, from alopecia areata to cicatricial alopecia. Our renowned experts have the experience and knowledge necessary to restore your confidence with effective treatments for all forms of baldness. Get in touch today and discover how we can help you regain control over your life – contact us now at Root Hair Clinic!

10. Scarring alopecias

Root Hair Clinic specializes in treating scarring alopecias, a type of permanent hair loss caused by skin disorders like cellulitis and folliculitis. Acne or lupus may also result in the scalp’s inability to grow new strands, making Root Hair Clinic an invaluable resource for those suffering from these conditions.