Alopecia Treatment in Southern California

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What Is Alopecia (Hair Loss)?
On the human body, Hair grows everywhere but on the palms of our hands and the soles of our feet. Many hairs are so fine they're virtually invisible.

Hair is made up of a protein called keratin that is produced in hair follicles in the outer layer of skin. When follicles produce new hair cells, old cells are pushed out through the surface of the skin.
The hair you can see is actually a string of dead keratin cells. The average adult head has about 100,000 to 150,000 hairs and loses up to 100 of them every day. Don't get alarmed if you find hair strands on your, this is normal.
About 90% of the hair on a person's scalp is growing most of the time in during life. Age, disease and a variety of factors influence the life cycle of each follicle.
This hair life cycle in a person's body can be divided into three phases:
  • Anagen -- active hair growth that lasts between two to six years
  • Catagen -- transitional hair growth that lasts two to three weeks
  • Telogen -- the resting phase which lasts about 2 to 3 months & as the resting phase finishes the hair is shed and is replaced with new hair & the growing cycle starts again.
As we age, the rate of hair growth slows down.
There are many types alopecia (hair loss):
Involutional alopecia: a natural condition where the hair thins with age gradually. In this type of alopecia, an increased amount of hair follicles go into the resting phase cycle. The remaining hairs become shorter and fewer in number.
Androgenic alopecia: a genetic condition that affects both men and women.
In men this condition, often called male pattern baldness, can begin as early as their teens or early 20s. It's characterized by a receding hairline and a gradual disappearance of hair from the crown and frontal part of the scalp.
In women this condition, often called female pattern baldness, causes them to experience a noticeable thinning of their hair until their 40s or later. Typically, women experience a general thinning over their entire scalp, usually the most extensive hair loss is at the crown.
Alopecia areata: often starts suddenly and may cause patchy hair loss in children and young adults. This condition may result in complete baldness (alopecia totalis). Thankfully, for about 90% of people with the condition the hair could return within a few years.
Alopecia universalis: causes all body hair to fall out, including the eyebrows, eyelashes, and pubic hair.
Trichotillomania: seen most frequently in children, is a psychological disorder in which a person pulls out one's own hair.
Telogen effluvium: is a temporary hair thinning over the scalp which happens when changes in the growth cycle of hair occur. A large number of hairs enter the resting phase cycle at the same time which causes hair shedding and thinning.
Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists offers many procedures and therapies for the treatment of the condition of Alopecia (Hair Loss). Call us and schedule an appointment to have one of our skin care specialists look at your individual situation and develop a plan for the diagnosis & treatment of this condition.

The information above is intended for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
Temecula :(951) 303-6900
31720 Temecula Parkway, Suite 200
Temecula, CA 92592

Menifee/Sun City: (951) 303-6900
26960 Cheerry Hills Blvd, Suite C
Sun City, CA 92586

La Quinta: (760) 564-8200
79430 Highway 111, Suite 102
La Quinta, CA 92253

Hemet: (951) 929-DERM (3376)
1011 E. Devonshire Ave., Suite 203
Hemet, CA 92543

Moreno Valley: (951) 208-7994
24060 Fir Avenue, Unit B
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Palm Springs: (760) 832-6277
El Mirador Medical Plaza at desert Regional
Medical Center Campus
1180 North India Canyon Drive, Suite #E315
Palm Springs, CA 92262