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Common causes of alopecia include male and female pattern balding (androgenetic alopecia), as well as alopecia areata.

J Laser and Aesthetics Clinic offers assessment of hair loss and treatment for these conditions.

Androgenetic Alopecia

This is the most common cause of hair loss, affecting most people at some stage in their lives. It is also known as “male pattern baldness” when it happens in men and “female pattern hair loss” when it occurs in women.

Androgenetic alopecia is due to aging and a combination of genetic and hormonal factors.

This condition tends to look different in men and women. Men typically develop bald areas on the front and top of the scalp (crown), while women present with thinning hair mainly affecting the crown.

Dr J Ngiam will be able to discuss with you in further detail about how these medications work as well as their potential side effects and decide if they are suitable for you!

Alopecia Areata

This type of hair loss happens when the body’s immune or infection-fighting system gets confused and starts to attack parts of the scalp where hair grows.

People with this condition usually get round and smooth bald patches.

Treatment with corticosteroids (either applied on or injected into the scalp) and/or minoxidil can help hair regrow more quickly – these medications are available at J Laser and Aesthetics Clinic.

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