Many men are curious to know if they need to take any action to reverse the effects of hair loss or if it can regrow on its own. While it is possible for hair to grow back, it is important to understand when to seek professional help. If the cause of hair thinning is genetic, it will not be able to regrow on its own. Hair loss caused by folliculitis decalvana, an inflammatory disorder that leads to the destruction of hair follicles, is often accompanied by redness, swelling and lesions on the scalp that may be itchy or contain pus, known as pustules.
This type of hair loss is not reversible, but dermatologists can provide medications to control symptoms and in some cases, stop the progression of hair loss. Your dermatologist can tell you if your hair can start to grow back on its own. In some cases, certain changes may need to be made in order for it to regrow. Temporary hair loss is usually caused by very stressful, traumatic or anxiety-provoking events, hospitalization or even as a side effect of medications.
It can be mistaken for permanent hair loss, but it is reversible and usually resolves on its own. Tinea capitis is a fungal infection on the scalp that causes pustules and small scaly spots on the scalp. If left untreated, it can lead to hair loss due to the formation of permanent scars.Androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness) is a type of hair loss that is more gradual than telogen effluvium. It is hereditary but can be managed with medication or surgery.
Hair loss, also known as alopecia, is a disorder caused by an interruption in the body's hair production cycle. During the catagen phase, the hair stops growing and separates from its follicle which is the structure under the skin that holds the hair in place. For most people, this begins with thinning hair at the crown and temples and often begins with weakening of the hair rather than total hair loss. Many women experience this type of hair loss as a natural part of aging although it can begin any time after puberty. Ask your dermatologist about the possible side effects you might experience when taking one of these medications to treat hair loss. This condition is considered the most effective treatment for people who have some patches of alopecia areata, a condition that causes hair loss.
Some hairstyles such as tight pigtails and braids separate the hair from the scalp so strongly that the locks of hair are damaged and fall out. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) involves taking a small amount of blood, placing it in a machine that separates it into parts and then injecting part of the blood (the plasma) into the area affected by hair loss. Using both treatments together can address hair loss more holistically than using either one separately. This is especially true if you have specific types of hair loss such as male pattern baldness, alopecia areata (hair loss caused by the immune system attacking the hair follicles) and telogen effluvium (temporary hair loss caused by shock, stress or trauma) (Almohanna, 201).