What is Physiologic Alopecia?
Physiologic Alopecia is a medical term used for sudden hair loss. This type of hair loss is seen on babies after birth. Newborns usually have dark hair, and it is lost a few weeks after birth. Physiologic Alopecia is non-disorder normal hair loss. It can be seen on mothers to be and children prior to puberty. Hair transplant should be the very last choice on these cases.
What is trichotillomania?
Trichotillomania is hair loss occurred by pulling of hair on the same area repeatedly.
It is usually encountered on ages of 9-13. Pulling hair on beard, hair, eyelashes, eyebrows and any other area with chronic unstoppable desire causes hair thinning and more harm in these areas.
The treatment is not possible, since the patient is ashamed of it and hides it until it is visible.
Only solution for this obsessive-compulsive disorder is solving underlying emotional and psychological issues. If the hair is not damaged heavily, the hair will grow back after treatment.
Reaction Based Hair Loss
Physical and emotional stress can trigger hair loss. If it is not occurred along genetic hair loss, there is a chance for hair to grow back. The most encountered reasons are; losing a close family member, heavy sportive actions, serious illnesses, sudden weight loss, surgery, and emotional stress. Body, in most simple way, stops giving time for hair growth; and it focuses on other organs’ and systems’ treatments. If the issue is removed in following three months, hair will grow back as usual.