What is hair loss? alopecia_treatment_linia_skin_clinic

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:

  • Hormonal factors
  • Iron or Zinc Deficiency
  • Thyroid gland disorders
  • Scalp infections
  • Recent illness
  • Other medical conditions
  • Medications
  • 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.