Hair Transplantation

Hair Transplantation

Hair Transplantation

Androgenetic Alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss in men and in fact 98% of men with hair loss suffer from Androgenetic Alopecia. The characteristic of hair loss from AA is the gradual shrinkage of hair follicles in specific areas of the scalp: the top front and the top of the head. These areas are hormone-sensitive, namely normal androgens that the body begins to produce in puberty, cause shrinkage of the hair follicles in these areas of the scalp. These shrunken hair follicles produce ever thinner, colorless hairs, the hair growth rates are dramatically reduced and the hair stays even less on the scalp, resulting in the progressive appearance of the scalp between the hair, so this causes hair loss and later baldness.

Female Androgenetic Alopecia (FAA) is the most common cause of hair loss in women. The percentage of women with hair loss is clearly lower than that of men, with only 10% of women up to the age of 50 suffering from hair loss. These low rates are maintained until the menopause, which, unfortunately, 50% of women will experience severe hair loss after stopping the production of female hormones (estrogens) that protect hair follicles.



Other causes of hair loss in women

Beyond FAA, female dilution can result from many medical conditions such as:

  • Iron deficiency
  • Anemia
  • Diseases of the thyroid
  • Ovarian diseases
  • Weight loss caused by eating disorders
  • Use of medication (contraceptives, β-blockers, vitamin A, thyroid medicines, tranquilizers, warfarin and prednisone)
  • Autoimmune diseases.

If you are a woman with hair loss, you should first assess the condition by visiting a dermatologist to ensure that there is no skin condition causing hair loss and doing some tests:

  • ANA (anti-nuclear antibody): Check for Lupus erythematosus and other autoimmune diseases
  • Iron: Control of serum iron levels, iron stores and ferritin
  • Oestradiol, FSH, LH, Free Testosterone: Sex hormones.
  • Thyroid control: TSH, T3, T4

It is important to note that after the correction of a medical condition, hair loss may be delayed or even stopped.

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