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Alopecia Doesn’t Have to Be Forever at The Lifestyle Center!

Oct 31, 2018 — by Richard Moore, M.D. | Comments (0)
Tags: Alopecia Hair Loss Artas Ix Androgenic Alopecia Alopecia Areata

For centuries, thick, luxurious hair has been seen as a sign of health, youth, and beauty in humans within nearly every society. When you lose your hair, it can often make you feel devastated. Regardless of your age, sex, race, or lifestyle, hair loss can really knock your confidence and self-esteem down quite a few pegs. You aren t alone, however this frustrating issue affects millions of people worldwide. What is alopecia? Believe it or not, you know what alopecia is you re just not familiar with the medical term. Alopecia is the Latin medical term for the partial or complete absence of hair from the head or other areas of the body. It includes both scarring and non-scarring types of hair loss. What are the different types of alopecia? There are various types of alopecia that can affect nearly anyone at any point in their lives, including the following: Androgenic alopecia: Also known as male pattern baldness, this is the most common type of hair loss and can affect b


6 Astonishing Facts about Hair Loss

Unless you re one of the few lucky individuals out there, you will more than likely experience some thinning or even balding at some point in your life. While hair loss is a common occurrence, it doesn t have to rule your life. In observance of National Hair Loss Awareness Month, we ve compiled a handful of interesting statistics that may surprise you: It Doesn t Just Affect Older People While losing one s locks tends to happen to the older crowd, onset can occur much earlier than you may expect. According to the American Hair Loss Association, about 25% of men who experience hair loss will begin noticing signs before they reach 21 years of age. Male Pattern Baldness Doesn t Affect All Men Millions of men (about 95%) will experience some degree of thinning or loss of hair, but not every man will have to deal with it. Two-thirds of men will start noticing less of a mop on their tops before age 35, and about 85% of men will experience significant hair thinning once they reach a