Hair loss, or alopecia, can be upsetting, especially when you notice a significant amount of hair collecting in a hairbrush or in the shower drain. It is a condition that can affect all men, women, and even children. There are many different types of hair loss such as involutional alopecia, androgenic alopecia, alopecia areata, alopecia universalis . . . and the list continues.
Signs of hair loss or alopecia can be gender-specific. In men, thinning hair is typically first noticed in a receding “M” shape at the hairline and a horseshoe pattern that leaves the crown of the head exposed. Women experience hair loss a little differently. Signs of hair loss for females are usually indicated by general hair thinning, particularly at the crown.
Currently, many different hair loss treatments are more available than ever. There are short-lived and temporary solutions such as wigs, hair pieces, and hair weaving that restore hair to the scalp. Certain drugs or prescription medication are also an option for combatting hair loss. At the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic, we offer more permanent hair restoration treatment such as scalp micropigmentation (SMP) and the Toronto FUE hair transplant surgery.