What is alopecia?
Alopecia is a medical term used to describe a dermatological condition characterized by hair loss in the scalp or other areas of the body, for example beard and eyelashes. There are several possible causes of alopecia, such as genetic factors, hormonal dysregulation, auto-immune disorders, or pharmacological treatments.
For decades, research of the treatment of alopecia was focused exclusively on the drug. The physiology of the hair system, which can directly influence treatment efficacy, has not been considered. The hair system is fragile and can be easily affected when exposed to internal and external factors such as inadequate care, environmental pollution and aggressive treatments. It has been reported that when all parts of the hair follicle are nourished and protected from external aggression, the treatment of alopecia may have a superior result.1 Several products that are currently used in hair formulations, such as alcohol, propylene glycol and some surfactants, can have a negative effect on hair health. Fagron’s TrichoConcept™ is the first global line of multifunctional compounding vehicles with TrichoTech™ technology, a Fagron patented phytocomplex specially developed for the use in personalized alopecia treatment.