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.