Beard Transplant

Causes of Facial Hair Loss

Unwanted, uncontrolled or unexpected disappearance of your facial hair may be termed as Facial hair loss. The most common causes for this kind of hair loss include:

  • Alopecia Barbae: This is a type of an auto immune disorder known as alopecia areata. This happens when your immune system starts attacking the hair follicles that exist under the surface of your skin, triggering loss of hair in small, circular patches. While alopecia areata can affect any part of your body, alopecia barbae is only limited to your beard.
  • Trichotillomania: This is a condition where the patient starts pulling out his own hair in an uncontrollable or impulsive fashion, from his scalp, beard, eyelashes, eyebrows, genital area, chest or any other part of the body. Being a type of impulse-control disorder, this condition resembles OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), tic disorder and addiction. The severity of this condition may however vary from one person to the other.
  • Lupus: Another cause for facial hair loss is Lupus, which is a kind of inflammation that might trigger hair loss or hair thinning from your scalp or face. Apart from scalp or beard, Lupus might even affect your body hair, eyebrows or eyelashes. However, this is very much treatable.

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