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What is alopecia?

Alopeciais the medical term for hair loss.

It is not uncommon for people to confuse alopecia with alopecia areata and thus mistake it for a hair disease. This is not the case.

The most common form is androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness). You can also suffer from alopecia through various hair diseases.

There is no cure for alopecia, but we know how you can prevent and slow down the condition. But with over 15 years of experience in the field, we have a lot of knowledge about what can be done to combat hair loss.

We offer free consultations where we examine your hair and find out if you have any form of alopecia.

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Background

Is alopecia hereditary?

We know that by far the most common cause of alopecia is genetic.

This form of alopecia affects about 70% of men and is called androgenetic hair loss.

But because hereditary hair loss can skip generations, it doesn’t mean that you will suffer from it, even though you carry the genetics.

Are alopecia and stress related?

It is a well-known fact that alopecia is related to stress.

There are a variety of reasons for alopecia, but unusually high and prolonged stress is a common cause.

Different variants of alopecia

Alopecia is the general medical term for hair loss. Thus, there are several variants of the condition, including some diseases.

The names of the diseases are usually better known than the meaning of the word alopecia.

Some of the conditions and diseases that bear the name alopecia are:

Symptoms and treatment

The most obvious symptom of alopecia is that you notice that you are shedding more hair than usual (more than 100 – 200 hairs a day).

There are a number of different treatments you can try to get your hair growing again.

Our PRPtreatment has proven to be very effective in treating alopecia. However, PRP is not a permanent solution.

The only permanent solution to alopecia is a hair transplant.

You can also try anti-inflammatory steroids or inducing a contact allergy as a treatment for alopecia.

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