There are a number of reasons why both men and women lose their hair. Thinning hair, receding hair and age-related male pattern baldness are common...
There are a number of reasons why both men and women lose their hair. Thinning hair, receding hair and age-related male pattern baldness are common but in some instances there are underlying skin conditions or immune or hormonal conditions that can be the cause.
Finding the right advice and treatments is crucial. If the reason for your hair loss – often called alopecia – is due to a skin condition then a dermatologist might be your first port of call.
If the reason does not have a medical basis then you may be a candidate for a hair transplant or other form of treatment for hair loss such as PRP or specific supplements that are said to boost hair growth.
The field of hair transplant surgery is a growing one and new technologies are being used all the time. Previous a slice of the scalp at the back of the head was removed and the healthy hair follicles removed from that and transplanted back into the scalp where the hair was thinner. The downside of this technique is that there is a scar left where the skin was removed.
More recently a technique called FUE has been employed. This involves selecting hairs and removing them without taking the skin. This is less traumatic as it doesn’t involve stiches and scarring and the risk of infection is lower.
Whatever hair replacement treatment you opt for it is vital that you get the right advice and assessment.