Hair loss (alopecia) can be very frustrating and upsetting. While the majority of both male and female hair loss is due to genetics and hormones, there are many other types that can be related to underlying medical conditions and/or hair-styling practices. Your dermatologist will review your hair loss history, examine your skin and scalp, as well as your hair and nails, in order to determine the most appropriate work-up, which could include blood work and/or a biopsy. Together, you will create your best treatment plan.