Understanding Hair Loss Related Terms
they are as follows – anagen, catagen, and telogen.
Catagen – a term used to describe the second phase of hair growth cycles
– anagen, catagen, telogen.
Frontal Alopecia – a term used to describe the baldness of the front part of the head.
Gene Therapy – a term used to describe a medical method applied for the improvement of the defective genes.
- Normal hair growth without any symptoms of vivid hair loss.
- Wedge-shape pattern of hair loss.
- Wedge-shape pattern of hair loss developing much faster (as compared with the 2nd level), and is more apparently expressed on the front part and the temporal area of the head.
- Wedge-shape pattern of hair loss causing hair loss on the front, temporal, and the back part of the head. As for the back side of the head, a bald spot appears on it.
- Wedge-shape hair loss accompanied by hair thinning.
- There is no hair bridge on the head. Only some short and thin hair is found on the head.
- Hair loss affects almost the whole area of the head (towards the base of the head); the sides are left above the ears.
Telogen – a term used to describe the 3rd phase of hair growth cycles (anagen, catagen, and telogen). It lasts about 3 months.
Temporal Recession – a term used to describe hair loss that affects the temple part of the head (the hardest part of the head). It is more typical of males.
Vellus Hair – a term used to describe a non-pigmented hair cover (peach fuzz) on kids’ and adults’ body. It is invisible because of the lack of central medulla.
Wig – a term used to describe hair covering made of natural or artificial hair to hide baldness.