Seborrheic Alopecia: What to know
Here’s what to know about this particular kind of Alopecia
Seborrheic Alopecia is a particular kind of Alopecia that causes hair loss and hair thinning due to the excessive production of sebum. Especially when washing one’s hair, it is possible to notice premature hair loss which can affect different areas of the head. Typically, the areas most affected are localized on top of the head. This type of Alopecia can start as early as at 20 years of age and can worsen steadily, year by year. It can affect males and females equally.
What are the causes?
A variety of factors, often happening at the same time, can determine the surfacing of Seborrheic Alopecia, and the early signals are crucial in order to help fighting it. These include the following: pain of the scalp, excessive production of fat-looking yellowish dandruff, hitch, and bad smell. At the roots of this specific kind of Alopecia there are also hormonal factors as well as a number of other impairments. These factors can cause hair loss in both men and women. Research has also confirmed a strong correlation between Androgenetic Alopecia and Seborrheic Alopecia.
Hair loss and excessive production of sebum, also called seborrhea, besides the related causes and factors, can cause substantial discomfort and difficulties in developing healthy relationships and living peacefully. It is necessary to intervene suddenly at the surfacing of the earliest warning signals, and one can seek help from both pharmacological and natural remedies.
Among the pharmacological treatments it is worth mentioning finasteride. Among the natural ones, instead, there are those aimed at sanitizing and regenerate one’s scalp, which are specific antibacterial treatments based on High Frequency. With time, these treatments guarantee satisfactory results as they have the ability to stimulate the activity of those hair follicles that are not atrophied yet.
Before deciding on a specific treatment, it is recommended to follow the advice of a specialized medical doctor. The doctor, once determined the intervening factors and causes of the illness through an accurate analysis of the hair and the scalp, will in fact be able to suggest the pharmacological path to follow as well as all the short term and long term remedies that should be implemented.