Other Types of Alopecia
Alopecia areata is related to autoimmune dysfunction and causes circular spots of hair loss.
Alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis
Alopecia totalis causes hair to fall out completely throughout the scalp and face so that eyebrows, lashes and facial hair are completely absent. The most advanced alopecia is termed, alopecia universalis, which means the individual grows no hair anywhere on their body.
Unfortunately, without an adequate amount of a patient’s own growing, healthy, donor hair to use for transplant, FUE procedures are not a good solution for those suffering with this type of alopecia.
Telogen Effluvium refers to a sudden shedding of hair, usually after a traumatic or stressful period. Typically a temporary condition, hairs are forced into the resting or telogen phase and then about 3 months later a large number will shed. If the underlying cause is not treated, continual hair shedding may occur but, in most cases, normal hair density returns after the individual has recovered.