Hair loss, also known as alopecia or baldness, refers to a loss of hair from part of the head
Non scarring hair loss, also known as noncicatricial alopecia is the loss of hairwithout any scarring being present.There is typically little inflammation and irritation, but hair loss is significant. This is in contrast to scarring hair lossduring which hair follicles are replaced with scar tissue as a result of inflammation. Hair loss may be spread throughout the scalp (diffuse) or at certain spots (focal). The loss may be sudden or gradual with accompanying stress.
|Non scarring hair loss|
|Other names||Noncicatricial alopecia|
The most common cause is androgenetic alopecia, also known as male pattern or female pattern hair loss due to the effects of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) on the hair follicles. A variety of factors may lead to this condition such as hormonal effects, age, diet, autoimmunity, emotional stress, physical stress, drug effects, genetics, or infections.
Depending on the cause, treatment options include: topical minoxidil, oral finasteride, anti-fungal medications, steroids, hair transplantation, or platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy.Alternatives for total hair loss include the use of hairpieces or hair fibers.