Modern Salon interview on hair loss with Dr. Strachan!

In this hair loss interview, Dr. Dina Strachan answers a variety of questions from Modern Salon magazine. As an internationally recognized hair loss expert, Dr. Strachan loves to share her expertise with professionals in other industries. Check out her interview and video in one of the hair styling industry’s leading publications– Modern Salon!

Here are a few of the questions Dr. Strachan was asked in the hair loss interview.


What are some of the most common causes behind hair loss?  There are many causes of hair loss. More common types are androgenetic alopecia (aka male or female pattern hair loss), alopecia areata, traction alopecia, telogen effluvium, central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA), and hair breakage from grooming practices.  There are several others.

Is hair loss more prevalent among men or women and why? Both men and women experience hair loss. Which gender experiences hair loss more commonly depends on the type. Differences in presentation may be due acceptance as well as to causes of the hair loss which differently affect the genders. For example, although the most common type of hair loss, androgenetic alopecia, reportedly affects men more commonly, it also tends to present more severely and differently in men therefore some women who may have it may not be recognized as having this condition. It is also more acceptable for men. Traction alopecia and CCCA are associated with certain grooming practices more commonly chosen by women. Another type of hair loss, frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA), is more common in post-menopausal woman, and is thought to have a hormonal cause. More recently it has been associated with a history of reaction to facial cosmetics, which again, are more commonly used by women. 

What is your approach to hair loss improvement? When it comes to treating hair loss, one of my main goals is to determine the cause. Hair loss isn’t just an issue of vanity—it can be a sign of an underlying medical problem, a deficiency or the side effect of a drug. Some types are caused by behaviors. Also, some types of hair loss can result in the destruction of the hair follicle resulting in permanent damage—so it’s important not to delay the correct diagnosis.  Before one goes down the path of trying to treat it’s important to know what is going on. My approach includes getting a history, doing an examination, and then based on that perhaps also doing a scalp biopsy or ordering some blood tests. Of course, healthy grooming practices are important to address and prevent hair loss.  

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