Degrees of Alopecia and follicle life


Types of Hair Loss



Follicle Life

Anagen — active hair. 2-8 years
Catagen — transitional hair growth. 2-3 weeks.
Telogen — resting phase. 2-3 monts. At the end of this resting phase the hair is shed and a new hair replaces it. The growing cycle starts again.

Alopecia causes

Involutional alopecia: the hair gradually thins with age.

Androgenic alopecia: genetic condition that can affect both men and women.

Alopecia areata: causes patchy hair loss in children and young adults.

Alopecia universalis: body hair to fall out, including eyelashes, the eyebrows, and pubic hair.

Trichotillomania: , most frequently in children, this is a psychological disorder in which a person pulls out one’s own hair.

Telogen effluvium: temporary hair thinning over the scalp.

Scarring alopecias: permanent loss of hair.
Inflammatory skin conditions: cellulitis, folliculitis, acne, and other skin disorders such a lupus can also result in permanent hair loss.


To know the cause or the trigger of alopecia, a clinical history must be made, which will allow to prescribe the most appropriate treatment

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