Drug Therapy in Hair Loss
Hair shedding due to poor nutrition, skin condition, infections, emotional turmoil, medication, systemic diseases, toxic agents, smoking can cause temporary diffuse hair thinning. Familial balding is very common but the above factors must be looked into and treatment should be started accordingly. Male pattern baldness is characterized by receding hair line on temples forming a characteristic ‘M’ Shape, however, in female pattern blindness the hair fall is in the central portion of the scalp near the parting forming a Christmas tree like pattern. The hair follicles are miniaturized within the follicular unit i.e. hair shaft is gradually reduced in diameter, pigmentation and length during the process of baldness. The terminal hair are gradually transformed into indeterminate hair and finally convert into vellus hair.