Traction Alopecia: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Traction alopecia is one of the lesser known forms of alopecia-related hair loss, but it’s also arguably one of the most easily treatable types as well. Unlike alopecia areata, androgenic alopecia, alopecia totalis, or alopecia universalis, traction alopecia is caused by external forces and it can easily be reversed with a few simple lifestyle changes and topical treatments. However, in particularly severe cases where the effects of the condition are too far-gone for topical treatments to make a sizeable impact, it might be necessary to undergo a hair transplant procedure in Toronto.

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Everything You Need to Know About Alopecia Totalis

Unfortunately, there isn’t much information available about alopecia on the Internet because researchers know very little about the condition, despite the fact that there are several strains of it, all of which have slightly different symptoms and possible causes. Alopecia consists of three main conditions: alopecia areata (“spot” or patchy hair loss), alopecia universalis (complete hair loss all over the scalp and body), and alopecia totalis (patchy or total hair loss on the scalp and head). Continue reading

Does Seborrheic Eczema Cause Hair Loss?

Are you experiencing dry, itchy, scaly, skin that’s festered by red bumps all over? These are all common symptoms of Seborrheic dermatitis (also known as Seborrheic dermatitis and Seborrhea), which can lead to hair loss. It can happen to pretty much anyone regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity. In fact, most people who suffer from Seborrheic dermatitis are genetically predisposed to it as it’s not contagious and the actual cause is largely unknown. Depending on where the condition develops on your body, it can cause mild to severe hair loss and discomfort, especially on the scalp. If you happen to live in the Detroit area and are in need of hair loss treatment due to Seborrheic dermatitis, then the Canadian Institute of Hair and Scalp Specialists in Toronto can help. Continue reading

8 Dos and Don’ts to Reduce Hair Loss

While it’s true that in some cases hair loss is inevitable and hereditary, there are definitely certain circumstances under which bad habits are to blame for causing the condition. Hair loss is a condition that adversely affects both men and women to varying degrees, depending on their genetic predispositions and lifestyle choices. On a positive note, there are numerous lifestyle changes you can make—in addition to a plethora of clinical hair loss treatment options you can try—to reverse its negative effects on your life and help rejuvenate the look, feel, health, and overall growth of your hair. Continue reading

Does Smoking Cause Hair Loss in Women?

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These days, it’s pretty common knowledge that cigarettes contain thousands of toxic chemicals, including carcinogens. These can wreak tremendous havoc on your body, especially if you’re a long-term smoker who indulges in large quantities of cigarettes daily. Aside from the obvious lung cancer, smoking can lead to a whole host of other physical illnesses, ailments, and severe side effects—particularly for female smokers. While smoking doesn’t have a direct connection to hair loss in women, and not all women who smoke are guaranteed to lose their hair as a result of their bad habit, smoking certainly appears to increase their chances of going bald a lot faster.  Continue reading