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.
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.