Did you know that approximately %40 of men around the world suffer from baldness by the age of 35? This rate increases to %70 by the age of 80. Hair loss is a very commonly experienced problem worldwide, especially for European and North American countries.
There are many variations of hair loss which are caused by so many different reasons. Gladly, almost every type of hair loss has a suitable solution and it is mostly hair transplant. While deciding to have a hair transplant or any other hair treatment and planning your personalized treatment plan with your hair transplant specialist, it is important to identify the type of your hair loss and figure out the reasons behind the problem. An action to remove the reason of hair loss may be necessary or a special kind of technique may be suitable for your individual condition. Therefore, it is very essential to mention about your medical history and timeline of your hair loss in your consultations.
What are the types of hair loss?
Hair loss can be also referred as “alopecia” and it is caused by some part of the body mechanism blocking the hair growth. It may occur in any part of the body, however causes the biggest discomfort when it occurs in scalp area. Type of the hair loss and the reasons behind it can be identified by a specialist.
Androgenetic Alopecia: Androgenetic Alopecia is the most common type of hair loss for both men and women. It is usually referred as “male pattern hair loss” and “female pattern hair loss”. This type of hair loss is hereditary and progressive. DHT hormone is the key point of hair loss happening to people who have hereditarily sensitive hair follicles to this hormone. Androgenetic Alopecia is more common for male and it may start even in puberty period. It starts and progresses from the frontal scalp through the back of head and can lead to complete baldness. For women, Androgenetic Alopecia does not cause a receding hairline but it is observed as hair thinning all over the scalp. Female pattern hair loss usually does not lead to complete baldness.
Alopecia Areata: This condition is caused by an autoimmune system’s problem; immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles with some other healthy tissues in the body. This type of hair loss can happen in every age and can appear suddenly. It can be observed as patchy bald parts on the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes or other parts of the body. In this type of hair loss, medication may be helpful for hair to regrow however, a professional opinion on your individual condition is necessary in order to find out about the most suitable treatment plan.
Telogen Effluvium: Telogen Effluvium is another type of hair loss related to the growing cycle of hair follicles. It happens when a high number of hair follicles gets into the resting period but the growing period does not start afterwards. The existing hair sheds and new hair does not come out. The reasons may be usage of certain medications, vitamin or iron deficiency, thyroid irregularity, pregnancy or surgeries. This type of hair loss does not usually result in full baldness.
Apart from the most common ones above, there are so many of hair loss types such as; Anagen Effluvium, Tinea Capitis, Cicatricial Alopecia, Involutional Alopecia, Alopecia Universalis and more. These are the ones less commonly experienced by the people and the reasons of them may vary. In order to find out about the reasons and types of the hair loss, the best and safest way is to get a consultation from a specialist. After some blood tests and physical examinations, the type of hair loss can be identified easily and a treatment plan can be created accordingly.
Mono Hair Transplant Clinic offers free online consultation sessions given by experienced medical consultants and hair transplants specialists. If you would like to figure out the types of hair loss and want to take action about it, please contact us to get further information and a personalized treatment plan.