The average person has up to 150,000 scalp hairs, and it is normal to lose 100 or more scalp hairs each day. Hair cycles between 3 stages of growth: anagen, catagen
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Types Of Alopecia
There are many causes and types of alopecia. Hair diseases and disorders are varied and may be accompanied by the following signs and symptoms depending on the type of hair loss pattern:
- Non-scarring alopecia involves localized or diffuse loss of hair (scalp or other sites). Receding hairline, broken hairs, smooth scalp, inflammation, and possibly loss of lashes, eyebrows, or pubic hair may be features of this kind of hair loss. Some examples are Alopecia Areata and Telogen Effluvium.
- Scarring alopecia is limited to particular areas and involves inflammation at the edge and follicle loss toward the center of lesions, violet-colored skin abnormalities, and scaling. Some examples include discoid Lupus Erythematosus, Lichen Planopilaris
andCentral Centrifugal Scarring Alopecia.
Meet Our Providers
Our providers continue to maintain the highest levels of accreditation and progressive ongoing education to learn and understand the latest developments in medical dermatology. Each provider's education and bio can be viewed below.
Melanie Kuechle, MD
Dr. Kuechle is a native of Texas and a graduate of Baylor University College of Medicine. She completed her dermatology residency at...
Janet M. Trowbridge, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Trowbridge is a native of upstate New York and a graduate of the New York University Schools of Medicine and...