Disorders of hair growth consist in part of
excessive growth in undesirable places (e.g. facial hair in women) or abnormal
hair loss resulting eventually in common baldness (alopecia) but also in
changes in hair quality. Causes are multifaceted; mostly these disorders are
hereditary or can be explained by hormonal changes.
Symptoms and Body Sites Affected
Symptoms correspond to the respective disorder –
too much or too little hair growth – and can affect the whole body.
In our hair clinic we carefully investigate the
causes of the hair growth disorder; this is accomplished by inspection of the
hair shaft and if necessary by small scalp biopsies to perform special
Once the diagnosis is established, various
therapies –either with antimicrobial or with anti-inflammatory components - are
considered: medicinal shampoos, hair growth stimulants, in rare cases
medications, or hair removal with an epilation laser device. Additionally, we
provide advice on hair care and on medicinal hair cosmetics.
In particular cases – when hair growth disturbance is hormonally based – we
elaborate the treatment most appropriate for you together with the Department of Gynecology, University Hospital Zurich.