Alopecia – better known as hair loss, is a common condition that affects the lives of millions of men and women across the world. Hair loss can present itself in many ways and varies greatly from person to person. Thinning hair, a receding hairline, bald spots and excessive shedding are all effects of hair loss, which can be caused by factors like age, disease and genetic disposition.

In most cases, hair loss is a result of miniaturized hair follicles and a shortened hair growth cycle. As follicles miniaturize, they produce thinner, shorter and lighter hair, which cannot adequately replace hairs that are shed naturally. As miniaturization progresses, it can lead to a halt in hair growth, resulting in a dead follicle with no hair—baldness.