TELOGENIC EFFLUVIUM

Telogenic Effluvium is one of the most common forms of hair loss and probably the most common in puberty and adult age. It shows with a sudden increase of diffuse hair loss from the scalp, due to a quick passage of the hair from the anagen (growing) phase to the telogen (resting) phase. It is not a permanent form of hair loss; with time follicles can come back to normality. Recovery and return to normal hair density is very slow and can take several months.

If the disease lasts less than six months, you will be in the presence of an acute episode. If the loss lasts more than six months, you will be in the presence of a chronic episode. The causes of this active/resting phase alteration can be specific dietetic deficiencies, physical stress, emotional stress, debilitating illnesses, smoke or simply seasonal change.