Hair loss is also known as Alopecia. Hair loss can be divided into generalised or localised alopecia and into scarring and non scarring alopecia.
Causes of hair loss include:
Iron or Zinc Deficiency
Thyroid gland disorders
Other medical conditions
Trauma or traction
At LINIA skin clinics we offer a wide range of treatment options for those with hair loss. The treatment depends upon the type and kind of alopecia as described above. A full consultation, examination and blood tests are however required to determine the cause of hair loss. Based on the findings your dermatologist will recommend a personalized treatment plan.
Medications can include:
Minoxidil – It’s applied topically to the scalp twice daily to prevent further hair loss. Minoxidil is available in a 2 % solution for females and in a 5% solution for males.
Finasteride – This is used to treat male-pattern baldness and is taken daily in tablet form.