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Alopecia

J.S.

I was referred to Dr. Singh for alopecia. I had lost a lot of hair and more was coming out daily. I had 2 choices, try Dr. Singh or cut off what was left of my hair. So I took a chance. From the beginning, she was very supportive and patient. Explained my condition and gave me options. I decided on oral medicine and injections. Today 50% or more of my hair has returned. Bald spots have filled in, I have thickness and my length is growing out. 

Scarring Hair Loss

Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA) - FFA is considered to be a variant of LPP; however, it is more commonly seen in postmenopausal Caucasian women. These women experience gradual hairline recession and eyebrow loss.

 

Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) - For unknown reasons, CCCA affects predominantly women of African descent. It can be accompanied by traction alopecia and may be related to a history of tight hairstyling practices or pomade use. It starts with mild tenderness and hair loss on the crown of the scalp. If left untreated, it can be a chronic progressive condition, leading to cosmetically disfiguring balding.

Central Centrifugal Ciciatricial Alopecia Before and After Treatment

Non-Scarring Hair Loss

Androgenetic Alopecia - Male and Female Pattern Hair Loss are the most recognizable forms of hair loss. Without treatment, the hair loss can become permanent. This entity leads to progressive miniaturization of the hairs in the affected area with each hair cycle, until the hair can no longer grow back. The best treatment of androgenetic alopecia is preventative!! It is best to prevent or slow down the hair loss, than to wait until the hair loss becomes noticeable to the public. At that point, it is more difficult to achieve regrowth with medication and may warrant treatment with surgical hair restoration.

 

Alopecia Areata - This entity is a less common form of nonscarring alopecia. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition, in which the immune system attacks the bulb of the hair follicle, causing the hair to fall out. It can leave large completely bald circular patches or diffusely bald areas.

 

Traction Alopecia - Traction alopecia is typically loss around the hairline caused by tight hairstyling practices, such as tight ponytails, braids, weaves, and dreads. The tight hairstyles cause tenderness and inflammation around the hair follicles. Without stopping the inciting problem and treating the hair loss, traction alopecia can eventually lead to permanent, scarring hair loss.

Pediatric Hair Loss

Alopecia Totalis and all forms of Alopecia can be devastating for pediatric patients who can often have a worse prognosis. Some pediatric patients respond to topicals, with no injection or pills. 

Pediatric Alopecia Before and After Topical Only Treatment

 
 
 

Hair loss consultations can be performed via telehealth from the comfort of your own home, or at one of our offices in the Kansas City metro area.

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