Localized Alopecia

This kind of alopecia is caused by skin lesions on the scalp including burns, skin diseases like lupus erythematosus, and alopecia areata, – when a hair-bearing area that is usually devoid of hair is normal which may be related to psychological causes. The loss of all body hair (universal alopecia) is rare, and regrowth in these cases is possible, but uncertain.

Note: There is a form of hair loss related to menopause. This form of alopecia is a progressive fall that is the result of the decrease in estrogen and progestin that accompanies menopause, and occurs only in one area. Many women experience hair thinning after the age of 60 for this reason.