Hair loss is widespread. More than 70% of men and 40% of women will experience hair loss by the age of 70. In addition, some previously rare irreversible scarring hair loss conditions are on the rise, Moreover, one previous study demonstrated that alopecia was the fifth most common complaint among African Americans in dermatology clinics.
According to the World Health Organization health is defined as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Although we understand hair loss is not life-threatening; it can be life-altering. Several studies have demonstrated its effects on mental health including increased rates of depression and adverse effects on self-esteem.
FIND A LOCAL HAIR LOSS DERMATOLOGIST
People experiencing hair loss may be met with confusion when attempting to seek assistance. This is primarily due to the extraordinary amount of information found on the Internet and social media. Although some hair loss conditions may have a spontaneous recovery, there are others that may:
Signal systemic issues
Result in permanent hair loss, if not diagnosed or managed early
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