Hair Loss 

Alopecia can affect your entire body or simply your scalp, and it can be transient or permanent. It might be caused by inheritance, hormonal changes, medical issues, or just aging. Men have a greater risk of hair loss on their heads than women.

Excessively scalp-related hair loss is often called baldness. Inherited hair loss when people are older is the most common cause of baldness. Some people may rather leave their hair loss untreated and unnoticed. Hairstyles, cosmetics, caps, and scarves may be used to conceal it. Others choose one of the various treatments to prevent additional hair loss or to restore hair growth.

Consult hair specialist about the cause of your hair loss and treatment alternatives before considering hair loss therapy.

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Everything you should know about Hair Loss


Normal Hair Growth Cycle

Hair growth and loss may appear a straightforward procedure, but the hair development cycle consists in fact of four separate stages. The hair growth stage has been extensively investigated to get insight into how hair grows and how premature hair loss might be prevented or treated.

Anagen, catagen, and telogen are the first three stages of hair development and maturation, as well as the activity of the hair follicles that create individual hairs. While a new hair will normally take up its position, the last or exogen phase, the old hair sheds out and leaves space for growth of newly formed hair shaft.

Each phase is timed to age, diet, and general health, and can be impacted. This implies that you may need to take action to ensure a healthy hair growth cycle for your hair.

  • Anagen

Your hair grows at a rate of around half an inch per month (about 6 inches per year), and it grows quicker in the summer than it does in the winter. The anagen phase, or growth phase, lasts on average 3-5 years, resulting in a full-length hair of 18 to 30 inches. People of Asian heritage have a prolonged anagen phase, which may last up to seven years, allowing their hair to grow up to three feet long.

  • Catagen

Your hair enters the catagen phase at the end of the anagen phase. This brief changeover period lasts around ten days.

  • Telogen

The telogen phase lasts around three months, during which strands stay in their follicles but do not actively develop.

  • Exogen

Strands are eventually liberated from their follicles and fall out. The entire procedure can now be restarted. Each hair follicle is self-contained and goes through the development cycle at its own pace; otherwise, your hair would all fall out at the same time. Instead, with a healthy head of hair, you only shed a specific number of hairs every day around 80 to 100. More than 100 hair shedding per day is abnormal or can cause alopecia/ baldness.

Hair loss commonly referred to as alopecia or baldness, is the loss of hair on one’s head or body. At the very least, the head is usually engaged. Hair loss can range in intensity from a tiny patch to the full body. In most cases, there is no inflammation or scarring. Some people experience psychological anguish as a result of hair loss.

Common kinds include male or female hair loss patterns, alopecia areata, and hair dilution called telogen effluvium. The reason for hair loss by male pattern baldness is a mixture of heredity and male hormones, certain causes of the hair loss in females; autoimmune causes alopecia areata, and generally physically or mentally stressful effects of telogen effluvium. After pregnancy, telogen effluvium is fairly prevalent.

One or more of the following reasons are commonly linked to hair loss:

  • History of the family (heredity)

An inherited disease that occurs with aging is the most prevalent cause of hair loss. Androgenic alopecia, often known as male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness, is a disorder that affects both men and women. In men, it manifests as a receding hairline and bald patches, whereas in women, it manifests as thinning hair around the crown of the head.

  • Hormonal and medicinal changes

Hormonal changes caused by pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, and thyroid disorders are just a few of the diseases that can cause permanent or temporary hair loss. Alopecia areata, an immune system ailment that causes patchy hair loss, scalp infections like ringworm, and trichotillomania, a hair-pulling disease, are examples of medical diseases.

  • Radiation treatment 

You may lose all (or most) of your hair in a few weeks after commencing treatment if you are receiving chemotherapy or getting radiation treatment on your head or neck.

  • Age 

Hair loss is common as individuals become older because hair growth slows. Hair follicles eventually cease producing hair, causing the hair on our scalp to diminish. Hair begins to lose its color as well. The hairline of a woman begins to recede with time.

  • Hair Cosmetics and hairstyles 

Excessive hairstyling or hairstyles that pull your hair tight, such as pigtails or cornrows, can lead to traction alopecia, a kind of hair loss. The hot-oil hair treatments and irreversible hair loss can also be triggered. Hair loss might be permanent if scarring develops.

PRP Hair Loss Treatment costs are estimated to be roughly INR 10,000 to 25,000 for 3 sessions in India.

Hair transplantation is a permanent process, which is why it is regarded as the most efficient way to restore your hair. Our surgeons utilize your healthy hair follicles to fill up thinning or balding regions during surgery. These hairs are considered permanent because they are resistant to the hormone that causes hair loss, dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The transplanted hairs will continue to grow even if the non-transplanted hairs surrounding them continue to miniaturize and fall out since they are DHT resistant.

Your surgeon will talk with you about probable hair transplantation difficulties. They may include the following:

  • Swelling and pain
  • Infection 
  • Leaving scars
  • At the suture site, a cyst has formed.
  • Bleeding 
  • Complications of anesthesia
  • During surgery, you may experience heart difficulties.
  • Dissatisfaction among patients

Whether you have decided to use FUT or FUE differs in recovery time. You should expect your surgical sites to cure in two or three weeks and to restart regular activities within a comparable time for FUT treatments. In FUE you will be able to recover your sites in one to two weeks and then you will be able to restart regularly.

Hair loss can manifest itself in a variety of ways, depending on the cause. It might strike abruptly or gradually, and it might affect your entire body or just your scalp.

The following are some of the signs and symptoms of hair loss:

  • On top of the skull, there is a gradual thinning 

This is the most prevalent form of hair loss, which occurs as individuals become older. Hair begins to recede near the hairline on the forehead in males. In most cases, women’s hair has a broadening of the part. A receding hairline is an increasingly frequent hair loss trend in elderly women (frontal fibrosing alopecia).

  • Bald patches that are round or spotty 

On the scalp, beard, and brows, some people lose hair in circular or spotty bald areas. Before the hair falls out, your skin may feel uncomfortable or unpleasant.

  • Hair loss that occurs suddenly

Hair might loosen as a result of physical or mental trauma. When combing or washing your hair, or even after light pulling, a few strands of hair may fall out. Hair thinning is common with this form of hair loss, although it is only temporary.

  • Scaling patches that extend across the scalp

This is a ringworm symptom. Broken hair, redness, swelling, and leaking are all possible symptoms.

  • Hair loss all over the body

Hair loss can occur as a result of some medical diseases and treatments, such as chemotherapy for cancer. Hair normally regrows on its own.

Hair loss can be caused by a variety of circumstances, including:

  • A mother’s or father’s side of the family has a history of baldness
  • Age
  • The significant weight reduction
  • Diabetes and lupus are two examples of medical diseases.
  • There’s a lot of pressure on
  • Nutritional deficiencies

Alopecia, or hair loss, can be diagnosed by several different types of doctors. Patients with thinning, losing, or balding hair are frequently seen by the professions listed below.

  • Trichologists 

They are professionals who have studied trichology, or the health of the hair and scalp. However, not all trichologists are licensed, physicians. For successful hair loss treatments, patients should pick a hair loss clinic to guarantee correct diagnosis and therapy and/or licensed medical professionals.

  • Dermatologists

They are certified medical specialists that specialize in skin, nail, and hair care. Dermatologists that are Board Certified in Dermatology are the ablest to determine the cause of hair loss and propose an appropriate therapy. A dermatologist can diagnose and treat more than 3,000 conditions. These conditions include hair loss, Acne pigmentation, eczema, psoriasis, and skin cancer, among many others.

If you or your kid is experiencing persistent hair loss and would like to seek treatment, see your doctor. If you have a receding hairline (facial fibrosing alopecia), talk to your doctor about getting treatment as soon as possible to avoid irreversible baldness.

When combing or washing your or your child’s hair, talk to your doctor if you detect abrupt or uneven hair loss or greater than typical hair loss. Sudden hair loss might be an indication of a medical problem that needs to be addressed.

Androgenetic alopecia is a kind of alopecia that affects men. Is it a characteristic that is influenced by androgens? The terminal hair follicle becomes vulnerable to dihydrotestosterone, which causes the anagen phase to be shortened and terminal hair to be miniaturized. Male androgenetic alopecia is mostly passed down via the generations. In men, family investigations demonstrate that twins have a high probability of concordance and that sons with bald dads are at a higher risk. Furthermore, androgen receptor genes and chromosomal variants are linked to the development of androgenetic alopecia in men.

Androgenic areata is a kind of alopecia that affects women also. Hair loss may run in the family, and there appears to be a significant hereditary propensity. Although the majority of women with alopecia have normal levels of androgens in their blood, there is a group of women with alopecia who have concomitant hyperandrogenism, such as that caused by Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

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Before you start blaming yourself for what you think you did to trigger your hair loss, have a look at this list of busted hair loss myths we’ve compiled.

Hair loss can be caused by wearing hats too regularly

This is not true. The notion is that the scalp needs air to breathe and that hats can suffocate this. This is not the case. The bloodstream, not the surrounding air, provides the oxygen your hair follicles require for development.

Wear a hat that’s not going to make your hair collapse! Hats may be particularly useful to disguise thinning hair and bald places over the head, hence why we combine hair loss with them. However, using one doesn’t accelerate hair loss or in any way hinder growth.

Baldness affects just the elderly

This is a wrong statement. You may notice the first indications of hair loss in your twenties if you have a family history of hair loss. While the majority of men begin to encounter male pattern baldness in their forties and fifties, up to a fifth of men begin the process before they turn 21.

However, this does not guarantee that you will see it immediately away. Until half the hair is gone most of the hair loss is not evident.

Every hair loss is continuous

It’s wrong. The common cause of male hair loss, male shallowness of the pattern is an irreversible hereditary disorder. But other reasons, like stress, hormonal changes, eating disorders, or disease can also cause hair loss. Women may experience a hair loss after birth that rectifies about six months after birth.

Hair loss due to something other than pattern baldness is usually only transitory.

How to Diagnose Hair Loss?


Your doctor will most likely perform a physical exam and inquire about your nutrition, hair care regimen, and medical and family history before establishing a diagnosis. You may also be subjected to tests such as the following:

  • Tests on the blood 

This might aid in the discovery of medical problems that cause hair loss.

  • Pull-out test 

Your doctor pulls a few hundred hairs gently to check how many fall out. This helps to establish the phase of shedding.

  • Biopsy of the scalp 

To study the hair roots under a microscope, your doctor scrapes samples from the skin or a few hairs plucked from the scalp. This can assist in determining whether or not an infection is the cause of hair loss

  • Trichoscopic examination 

Your doctor examines hairs that have been clipped at their bases using a special device. Microscopy aids in the detection of hair shaft problems.

Therapies

Treatments with therapies and lasers

The inflammation in follicles that prevents them from re-growing is considered to be reduced by laser therapy.

Although there are few trials to back up its usefulness in treating hair loss, a 2016 review found that when used to treat male pattern hair loss, low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is both safe and effective. More investigation is required.

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Topical medications

Pattern (hereditary) baldness can be treated with medications.

Minoxidil is a kind of medicine topical solution form used for baldness prevention. It can be purchased over-the-counter as a liquid or foam (non-prescription). Apply the lotion to the scalp skin once a day for ladies and twice a day for males to get the best results. Many people like to apply the foam while their hair is still damp.

Minoxidil products enable many people to replenish their hair or reduce hair loss rates or both. It takes at least six months to avoid additional hair loss and regrowth. It might take a couple more months to say if the therapy works for you. To keep the advantages, you have to continue to use the drug continuously.

Scalp discomfort and undesirable skin growth on the face and hands of the skin close to it may be adverse effects.

Oral medications

The oral medication works for people of all ages and levels of hair loss. Androgenic alopecia, genetic hair loss, hormonal hair loss, post-pregnancy hair loss, male pattern hair loss, and female pattern hair loss with the regeneration of 30% or more of the lost hair can all be treated with this medication. Minoxidil and Finasteride are two FDA-approved medicines for treating hair loss.

However, if you haven’t seen any results after taking your drugs for a whole cycle, it’s time to consult your doctor and devise a more effective treatment plan.

Get the treatment done by the world-renowned hair specialist Dr. Kiran Chotaliya at Urban Skin and Hair clinic PCMC, To boost hair growth. Book an appointment now.

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