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Hair Loss

Hair Loss

Why me?
A healthy persons thinning hair: hormonal hair loss.

Male androgenic alopecia
One of the most frequent causes of hair loss is androgenic alopecia. On certain parts of the head the hair bulbs are more sensitive to DHT (Dihydro-testosterone) hormone, a derivative of testosterone. Hair bulbs producing DHT will become thinner and thinner hair, then they will eventually die. The most hormone-sensitive hair bulbs can most frequently be found on the front and upper part of the head. Hair loss is most typical for these areas. For men, the phases of hair loss are demonstrated by the Norwood-Scale.

Female androgenic alopecia
In case of females, the cause of hair loss is often unknown. As certain hormonal deviations, medical conditions may also cause hair loss; it is worth undergoing an examination. Androgenic alopecia is a very frequent occurrence among ladies too. In general it is the increased DHT sensitivity that causes the problem, as with men. If  hormone levels are normal and androgenic alopecia can be still be seen, the increased hormone sensitivity of hair bulbs is very likely. The onset of the process mostly depends on the scale of sensitivity. After menopause, 50% of ladies may be affected in some form, but alopecia may well occur at  time of puberty. The phases of hair loss in case of ladies are illustrated by the Ludwig-Scale.

Non-androgenic alopecia
Whereas androgenic alopecia is a natural symptom, i.e. not illnesses, other forms of hair loss, like patchy or diffuse hair loss need further examination with the involvement of an internist or a dermatologist. There might be an autoimmune process, an internal illness, a hormonal anomaly, the side-effect of medicines, etc. in the background. Other causes of hair loss cannot be treated by hair implantation. Hair loss that is due to injury (accident, operation, burns) may be replaced by hair implantation.

 

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Other causes of hair loss

Hair loss may arise from long-term illnesses, major surgery, psychological trauma, permanent stress, thyroid hormone disruption, fungal infection, autoimmune disease, malnutrition, inadequate use of cosmetics, or even a side effect of medication can be the cause.

 

Scars

Scarring can occur from surgery, injury, or burns on the scalp. You see, scar tissue does not contain skin pigments; the cellular structure differs from healthy skin and inherently contains no hair follicles either. What we do is remove healthy scalp tissues containing significant viable live follicles via our transplantation into your receiving scalp surface. The transplanted hairs cover the scar, resulting in a smoother overall outcome to the hair-dense surrounding scalp (Scar correction).

 

The extracted hairs

If the previously lush head of hair has become thinning due to external causes (such as a bunch of hairs being pulled in an accident, or trichotillomania, compulsive hair pulling), hair transplantation can be a solution for you. In cases of trichotillomania,  the underlying condition that  causes this must first be treated.