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Hairloss Diagnosis

Hair loss is a complicated disease resulting from an array of causes each with their own specific presentations requiring specific testing and treatment protocols. 

In order to develop the proper treatment regimen, each case must be carefully examined, symptoms distinguished, related personal and family history analyzed and proper tests conducted. Only then a proper diagnosis can be achieved and the right treatment can be prescribed. 

Unfortunately, majority of hair loss “doctors” are not experienced nor trained to make the correct diagnosis. This leads to many unique hair loss cases being mistakenly assumed as pattern hair loss (AGA) by incompetent “AGA doctors” and the wrong treatment being prescribed. This mistreatment not only does not resolve the hair loss, it costs time and resources from the patient and can even be potentially harmful.  

Here we discuss the most common types of hair loss with their symptoms and presentations along with some other lesser known causes that are often ignored by most clinicians in this field.  

A proper diagnosis of hair loss type is the essential first step towards the right treatment plan. 

most common form of hair loss in men with More than 50% being affected.

Male Pattern Hairloss

most commonly diagnosed type of hair loss in men causing significant distress

hair loss in women is very common and can be treated with a hair transplant surgery.

Female Pattern Hairloss

common form of female hairloss often in post menopausal women

The excess of male hormones in female patients suffering from PCOS leads to them developing male pattern hair loss.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

a lesser known form of hair loss in women caused by malfunctioning ovaries

Alopecia Areata is a disorder where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles leading to hair loss.

Alopecia Areata

an autoimmune disorder where follicles are attacked by the immune system

an uncommon form of permanent hair loss categorized by scarring and destruction of the hair.

Scarring Alopecia

uncommon form of permanent hair loss categorized by scarring 

hair loss in women is very common and can be treated with a hair transplant surgery.

Other Causes

some of the more common causes of hair loss often ignored by inept doctors

Search Your Hair loss Symptoms

 

The Table below summarizes the key information for the most common causes of hair loss and their resulting patterns. Carefully inspect your hair loss type and search your symptoms. it should be noted that information offered here is for the purpose of educating hair loss patients  and should not be considered as medical advice. For a more comprehensive diagnosis of your hair loss, book an appointment and consult Dr. Nagai to receive a proper diagnosis based on the latest information on hair loss science along with a comprehensive multi-purpose treatment.

Dr. Nagai has over 25 years of experience working with patients suffering from different forms of hair loss. This experience along with applying the latest up to date research in his practice, makes him one of unique hair loss experts capable of properly diagnosing hair loss cases and prescribing the appropriate treatment. For a more detailed information on the latest available treatment options for each case, visit our treatment page. 

Dr. Masahisa Nagai is one of the pioneers of the hair transplant surgery with more than 25 years of experience.

Book an Appointment and Consult Dr. Nagai

 

Visit our clinic and consult Dr. Nagai to receive a comprehensive assessment of your hair loss and treatment plan.