Hair Disorders encompass a wide range of conditions that affect the scalp, hair follicles, and hair shafts. These disorders can have a significant impact on an individual's appearance, self-esteem, and overall well-being. Dermatologists specializing in hair disorders play a crucial role in diagnosing and treating these conditions, providing personalized care and solutions for their patients.
Common Conditions Treated By The Department
- Alopecia Areata: This autoimmune condition leads to sudden, patchy hair loss, often characterized by round, coin-sized areas of baldness on the scalp.
- Androgenetic Alopecia (Male/Female Pattern Baldness): This hereditary condition results in gradual hair thinning and eventual hair loss, affecting both men and women.
- Telogen Effluvium: This type of hair shedding occurs due to significant stress, hormonal changes, medication side effects, or nutritional deficiencies, resulting in diffuse hair loss.
- Trichotillomania: This is a psychological disorder characterized by a compulsive urge to pull out one's own hair, often leading to noticeable hair loss.
- Tinea Capitis (Scalp Ringworm): This fungal infection affects the scalp and hair shafts, causing itching, redness, and hair breakage.
- Folliculitis: This inflammatory condition involves the hair follicles, leading to red, pimple-like bumps on the scalp.
- Seborrheic Dermatitis: This chronic inflammatory condition can affect the scalp, causing redness, itching, and flaking, often mistaken for dandruff.
- Alopecia Totalis/Universalis: These are severe forms of alopecia areata, resulting in complete hair loss on the scalp (totalis) or the entire body (universalis).
- Hair Loss Evaluation: Comprehensive assessment including medical history, physical examination, scalp examination, and possibly blood tests or scalp biopsy to determine the cause of hair loss.
- Scalp Biopsy: A small piece of scalp skin is removed under local anaesthesia and examined under a microscope to diagnose the specific type of hair loss.
- Blood Tests: To check for underlying conditions that might be causing hair loss, such as thyroid disease, iron deficiency, or hormonal imbalances.
- Hair Transplant Surgery: A procedure where hair is moved from an area with dense growth to areas with thinning hair.
- Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT): A form of light therapy that is believed to stimulate hair growth in some individuals.
- Growth Factor Concentrate: Involves injecting a concentration of the patient's own platelets into the scalp to promote hair growth.
- Corticosteroid Treatments: These can be injected, oral, or topical, used primarily in cases of alopecia areata.
- Light and Laser Therapy: For certain scalp conditions and some types of hair loss.
- Scalp Micropigmentation: A cosmetic procedure that uses tattooing to create the appearance of short hair or fuller hair.
- Improved Diagnosis: Specialized dermatological expertise ensures accurate diagnosis, allowing for targeted and effective treatment plans.
- Tailored Treatment Plans: Dermatologists design personalized treatment regimens, considering the specific type of hair disorder, its underlying cause, and individual patient factors.
- Restored Confidence: Effective treatment of hair disorders can lead to improved self-esteem and confidence, positively impacting an individual's quality of life.
- Prevention of Further Hair Loss: Early intervention and proper management can halt or slow down the progression of hair disorders, preserving existing hair.
- Enhanced Quality of Life: Treating hair disorders can alleviate the physical and emotional distress associated with hair loss, leading to better overall well-being.
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