When hair starts to thin, it can cause anxiety. Many people with hair loss (alopecia) can find help from a dermatologist.

A dermatologist can determine if hair loss will be permanent or temporary and can provide advice on appropriate treatments.

When hair grows normally, the following process occurs:

  • About 90% of hair grows at any one time. This development phase lasts between two and six years
  • 10% of hair is in a rest phase. This phase lasts about 2-3 months. At the end of this phase, the hair falls off.
  • When a new hair falls out of the hair follicle, a new hair comes out. This starts the new life cycle of hair.
  • Hairs grow about 1-1.5 cm a month, but with age, the number of hair growth slows.
  • It is normal to lose 50 to 100 hairs a day, and this is not a cause for concern.

Excessive hair loss can have many causes. In some / more forms of hair loss, the hair can come out on its own. Other forms can be successfully treated by a dermatologist.

Many people use chemicals on their hair, such as colors, shades, bleaches, straighteners and perms. These treatments sometimes damage the hair, even if the hairdresser does their job properly, however, the hair becomes weak and eventually breaks if chemicals are used too often.

Your dermatologist will determine which is the best and effective treatment for you.