Study and treatment of alopecia

Written by: Dra. Elena Ledo Saenz de Tejada
Edited by: Top Doctors®

There are multiple factors that cause alopecia. Dermatologic diagnosis of hair loss is very important, as it may hide vitamin deficiencies or minerals, tumor diseases, inflammatory or diseases (psoriasis, atopic dermatitis), immunological (alopecia areata, lupus erythematosus) gene (androgenetic alopecia). Even physical or emotional stress.


Treatment of alopecia

Treatment of alopecia is the result of the diagnosis, and is far from just a cosmetic problem.

Therefore, the focus of specialist in Dermatology , is to start a good clinical history, an exploration of the scalp which can be used with assistive technology and epiluminiscence Digital Photography (that points to the pattern alopecia). This technique displays not only the condition of the scalp but the hair shaft with high precision. We can also assess the effectiveness or disease progression.

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In addition, an analytical study in which sexual, thyroid and adrenal hormone study, levels of iron, vitamins and trace elements including necessary. If there is suspicion of immunological disease specific tests required will be added.

Therefore, treatment will vary because of the diagnosis, and are used to treat the underlying disease.

Keep in mind that a percentage of alopecia are scarring, ie, irreversible, and therefore early diagnosis is important based on slow evolution of the process.


Lately it is investigating much in the role of Platelet Rich Plasma, as seen in many cases significant clinical improvement.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Elena Ledo Saenz de Tejada

Dr. Ledo Saenz de Tejada is a leading dermatologist who is part of the 4th generation of specialists in dermatology Dermatology Clinic Doctors Ledo. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases and in the evaluation of pigmented skin tumors and cancer by FotoFinder technique. Dr. Ledo Saenz de Tejada is an expert in treating skin cancer by photodynamic therapy, laser and photo-aging, rich platelet plasma hyaluronic acid and botulinum toxin. As well as treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions laser hair removal and laser Alexandria (with dermatological control).

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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