“Most people who seek hair restoration surgery are experiencing androgenic alopecia, which is a genetic form of progressive hair loss. Once the rate and fallout patter has been established it becomes easier to plan a satisfying, long-lasting result, shares a leading surgeon from Hair Transplant Institute,” when asked about how different kinds of hair loss affects hair transplant treatment. Hair loss is a very common phenomenon, it could happen due to various reasons. Some of the common reasons for hair loss are discussed below.

  1. Androgenic Alopecia:
    It is a progressive hair loss trend, which is genetic. Both men and women suffer from it. But findings have shown, that men are more susceptible to this kind of balding pattern, hence, it is also referred to as male pattern baldness. Its characteristics are receding hairline, thinning crown and an eventual horseshoe-shaped band of remaining hair which are easily recognized by people. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a hormone, which triggers miniaturizing of the hair and the hair follicles are sensitive to it. With the increase in the hormone, the hair follicles start to producing delicate strands and eventually produce none. In the case of women, the hairline is intact but there is thinning all over the scalp.
  2. Involutional Alopecia:
    This type of hair loss is related to age and occurs both in men and women. After the age of 50, hair loss progresses. The hair loss is more subtle and slow, with more follicles resting at a given time than they previously had. The hair becomes thinner and the losses are not rapidly replaced.
  3. Traction Alopecia:
    If you regularly wear your high tightly whether, in a braid or a deadlock hairstyle, this type of balding is what occurs. When you tie your hair in a tight bun, ponytail or weaves it can cause the hair roots to separate from the follicle. Even though they may grow back initially, but the tension on the scalp is chronic and bald patches and receding may become permanent. The hairline is where the signs of traction alopecia are the most visible.

What is the reason behind your hair loss?

The surgeon would examine your scalp before you undergo the hair transplant procedure. There are various other causes which could lead to hair loss. Hair loss could also be caused due to medication, nutritional deficits, diseases, stress or trauma. In most of these cases, the hair does grow back eventually. Before you undergo the treatment, it is crucial that you discuss your health condition with your surgeon so that a personalized restoration plan can be made accordingly. The strategy could include hair grafts, PRP injections, laser light therapy or even nutritional therapy.