Physiologic Alopecia is the medical term for the condition of sudden hair loss.
This type of hair loss is commonly seen in babies shortly after they are born. Whilst the baby is still in the womb they are covered in hair, most of this hair is lost just before the birth, leaving only the hair on their head.
This hair is usually very dark and is often lost within a few weeks of the baby being born. Once the hair is lost the baby will begin to grow its natural hair
Many different things can cause hair loss, and these fall under three categories of causes; physiologic, injury or stress/illness.
Physiologic Alopecia is the result of normal hair loss, rather than the loss of hair caused by illness, medication or stress. The condition is often seen in women during pregnancy and in teenage children.
The sudden loss of the hair is due to the body undergoing a natural transition or phase and is usually followed by natural and spontaneous hair growth of another kind.
The temporary nature of sudden hair loss is therefore not treated with invasive hair replacement treatment.