Causes Of Hair Loss

Are you experiencing hair loss?

You’re not alone. Millions of people (men, women and children) experience some form of hair loss.

Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss. Alopecia does not refer to one specific type of hair loss, any form of hair loss is an alopecia.

Unlike alopecia, which describes hair loss where formerly there was hair growth, hypotrichosis describes a situation where there wasn’t any hair growth in the first place.

Gradual thinning of the hair is a normal part of aging. Most people shed 50 to 100 hairs each day, and with over 100,000 hairs in the scalp, this typical amount will not be noticeable. However, when the rate of shedding exceeds the rate of re-growth, or when new hair is thinner that the hair shed or when hair comes out in patches, hair loss may lead to baldness.

In addition to normal hair loss there are a number of reasons for hair loss including the following:

  • Poor Nutrition
  • Stress
  • Medication of Medical Treatments
  • Illness
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Heredity or Pattern Baldness (androgenetic alopecia)
  • Skin Conditions or scarring (cicatrical alopecia)
  • Auto-Immune Disease (alopecia areata)
  • Hair Treatments
  • Scalp Infections
  • Chemotherapy
  • Trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder)
  • Profound Shock or Emotional Stress (telogen effuvium)
  • Excessive Hairstyling or Pulling Hair too tightly (traction alopecia)


Mistakenly thought to be strictly a male concern, women in particular experience hair loss in significant numbers. The International Society Of Hair Restoration Surgery state that 21 million women in the United States experience hair loss. While the American Academy of Dermatology indicate that forty percent (40%) of women notice hair loss by age 40, and that eighty percent (80%) of women discover noticeable hair loss by the age 60.

Fortunately, with the technological advances in the hair replacement industry today sophisticated and practical options are available. For more information concerning your possible hair loss please call us at 412-344-9252 for a complimentary consultation . A private consultation with an experienced hair replacement specialist will explore your needs, concerns and questions and suggest the best options available for you.