Hair Loss (Alopecia)
The most common cause of hair loss is a condition called "androgenetic alopecia." This condition is also known as "male-pattern baldness" when it happens in men and "female-pattern hair loss" when it happens in women.
Androgenetic alopecia can look different in men and women. Men often develop bald areas on the front and the top of the scalp. Women often have thinning hair on the top of the scalp, but usually do not lose all of the hair there.
Another common cause of hair loss is called "alopecia areata." This type of hair loss happens when the body's infection-fighting system gets confused and starts to attack the parts of the skin where hair grows. People with alopecia areata might have small round spots or larger areas of hair missing.
There are many other reasons for hair loss. Some medical conditions and even some medicines can also cause hair loss.
Your Nytingale provider can only treat androgenetic alopecia through telemedicine.
Thinning or loss of hair
Women-hair loss on top of scalp but not usually complete loss
Men-top and front of scalp hair loss
If your hair loss is caused by a health problem, treating that problem can help. Other types of hair loss are treated in many different ways. Examples include medicines that go on the scalp, medicines that are given as shots into the scalp, and medicines that come in pills. Sometimes surgery is used to treat people with areas of hair that cannot grow back. Your Nytingale provider can only treat androgenetic alopecia through telemedicine.
Androgenetic alopecia – These are examples of medicines that might help to stop hair loss in people with androgenetic alopecia:
Minoxidil (brand name: Rogaine) – This medicine is used in men and women. You can buy it without a prescription. It comes in a liquid or foam that you put on your head.
Finasteride (brand name: Propecia) – This medicine is meant for men. Doctors sometimes also give it to women who have been through menopause (meaning they have stopped having periods). It comes in a pill, and you need a prescription to buy it.