Dear Dr. Rassman,
My daughter is 26 and has scalp psoraisis since the age of 15. The worrying thing is that the hair-line parting her hair in the centre is wide about 1/2 inch and clearly bald. The rest of her hair area seems normal. I gather from your feedback that psoraisis does’nt cause balding. What can she do to reverse her bald hair-line? Svensson was consulted and they have their usual hair commercial treatment. Will they be able to do something to adress her problem, albeit costly. I am 53 and bald, and the wife also 53 is losing hair along female hair loss pattern. Is there a connection of our problem with my daughter’s hair problem? Really appreciate your feedback.
Although psoriasis does not cause balding directly, balding from genetic causes can be occuring. With both your wife and daughter having hair loss, you might assume that hair loss is in the female family line. I suspect that other women also have similar problems. First, take a look at the Female Hair Loss category of this blog.
Please send me pictures to the email address on the Contact page and I would be happy to give you my opinion. It is very difficult to diagnose women over the internet, but the pattern of hair loss you are defining for your daughter is a pattern I have seen from time to time in genetic hair loss. Your daughter may be following your wife’s pattern of genetic balding. Check with your wife about her earliest symptoms of hair loss.