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What is Alopecia?

Alopecia, also referred to as baldness, is the medical term for hair loss. It occurs most often on the scalp, but can happen anywhere on the body. While anyone can experience alopecia, it is more common among men than women.

There are many different types of alopecia, including alopecia areata, female-pattern baldness, and male-pattern baldness. Additionally, there are a wide range of causes, though genetics is thought to be the most common cause of alopecia. 

If you are suffering from hair loss, our board-certified dermatologists can help with personalized hair loss treatment in Lancaster and Granville, Ohio. Contact us to learn more.. 

Male head with hair loss symptoms, , Top view.

Alopecia & Hair Loss FAQs

Alopecia and hair loss are very common conditions experienced by thousands in the United States, and you may have many questions about them. Get a better understanding of hair loss and alopecia by reading our comprehensive FAQs section, where we explain why alopecia occurs, when you should be concerned about hair loss, and how we treat hair loss at our practices in Lancaster and Granville, Ohio.

Alopecia and hair loss can be caused by a number of different factors, the most common including:


  • Genetics
  • Aging
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Stress
  • Damaging hair grooming practices


If you are interested in uncovering the main cause of your hair loss, please contact Barrett & Geiss. We have two convenient locations in Granville and Lancaster, Ohio, and can help determine what is causing your hair loss. 

Some types of hair loss are hereditary, but not all. Androgenetic alopecia, known more commonly as male-pattern and female-pattern baldness, is primarily thought to be hereditary.

Shedding between 50 and 100 strands a day is considered normal. If you are noticing abnormal hair loss, such as a receding hairline or clumps falling out, please reach out to our board-certified dermatologists for a alopecia diagnosis and treatment options.

Yes. While it is more common for men, many women are affected by alopecia. At Barrett & Geiss, we are experienced in helping both men and women address their hair loss through effective treatment methods.

Some hair loss can be reversed, but the key is early treatment. Hereditary alopecia is generally more permanent than most other types, so the goal of treatment is to slow or halt the loss of hair. 


Contact our dermatologists in Lancaster and Granville, Ohio, to set up an appointment and start a treatment plan.

People with androgenic alopecia usually notice hair loss starting in their 30s and 40s. For some people, it can start as early as the end of puberty.

They’re are many different treatments for hair loss, including but not limited to:


  • Medications like Rogain, Propecia, and Spironolactone
  • Hair transplant surgery
  • Low light laser therapy
  • PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy


Because hair loss can be caused by so many different factors, it’s important to be treated by a board-certified dermatologist who understands how to identify and treat the root cause. 

At Barrett & Geiss, we use personalized hair loss treatment plans that involve addressing the root cause to deliver the best possible results. Contact us to learn more.


Alopecia & Hair Loss Photos

Take a look at our gallery of alopecia photos below to get a better understanding of what your symptoms may look like. If you have any questions or are looking for treatment, contact us today at (614) 407-9188 for our Granville clinic or (740) 746-1105 for our Lancaster clinic.

30 year old Caucasian woman with spot alopecia, bald spot on her head
Man with alopecia areata on head, Spot Baldness, Hair fall problem
Alopecia areata

Improve Hair Loss with Alopecia Treatment at Barrett & Geiss

At Barrett & Geiss, our board-certified dermatologists understand how hair loss can affect your quality of life and confidence. With personalized care and alopecia treatment, we can help slow, stop, or even reverse your hair loss.

Schedule your hair loss treatment in Central Ohio today by calling us at (614) 407-9188 for our Granville clinic or (740) 746-1105 for our Lancaster clinic. Alternatively, send us a message by using our online contact form.

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