Alopecia or hair loss can affect just your scalp or your entire body. Anyone – men, women and children can experience hair loss. It can be the result of heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions or medications. It may present as hair shedding, poor hair quality, hair thinning or bald areas. There may be associated scalp disease or scarring. Depending on your type of hair loss, blood test, scalp biopsy and/or light microscopy may be needed to establish diagnosis. The goals of treatment are to promote hair growth and slow hair loss. Treatments may include medications, hair transplant surgery or laser therapy. A combination of these approaches may be needed in order to get the best results. During your consultation, a full diagnostic and treatment plan will be established for your specific condition.