Hair holds a social and psychological significance in general life that hair loss brings with it a varying amount of disquietness in the person going through it. Hair Loss causing baldness in men is most commonly the syndrome of Androgenic Alopecia that is a genetically inherited condition that affects more than half the number of men in the world, and sometimes affects women as well.
Androgenic Alopecia follows two certain patterns hence it is also called male pattern baldness. Female pattern baldness is less common and uses to form in rather more a diffusive manner than follow any pattern, but baldness in women out of androgenic alopecia is rare.
Some amount of thinning of hair density is an evenly common condition in both men and women; whereas when it comes to baldness, it is not as common a condition in women as it is in men. But female pattern baldness does happen and is treated under medical and surgical assistance widely. Acute hair loss leading to baldness psychologically troubles women more than men, since it is most evidently and realistically not as socially accepted as it is with men. Hair loss treatment for women includes medication, laser therapy, hair camouflage or a hair transplant surgery.
The main cause of hair transplant is to have psychological disquietedness having had lost the once bouncy hair and the reason that you can afford it. And when you can afford you know that this is a surefire one time investment that gets you permanent and predictable results.
We love our hair and the basic reason to go for a hair transplant surgery at all would be because of psychological disquietedness of losing the once boasted volume and density of one’s hair. Anyone who is an ideal candidate and who can afford the hair transplant cost has reason enough to go for this surgery because it is a predictable, safe and permanent procedure.
Usually you don’t lose all your hair, as usually hair loss is Androgenic Alopecia or pattern baldness that affects a certain amount of hair in your scalp to fall off in two descriptive patterns that is Anterior Pattern starts with the broadening of the temples or sides of the forehead going backwards leaving from a heightened forehead to a balding scalp. The vertex pattern starts the hair miniaturization from the center of the scalp, widening day by day and exposing the crown of the head.
Nothing can stop androgenic alopecia. It can either be slowed down at its early stages, but once the baldness have emerged one can only wait till all the baldness affected hair has fallen off leaving only a handful of hair to go for a hair transplant surgery.
Stages of male pattern baldness are most significantly defined under the Norwood Scale that is identified either ways in a hair transplant clinic or a patient of the same. The hair loss and baldness patterns are captured under 7 stages that starts from normal hair growth to the ultimate pattern where a band of hair is left unaffected at the back of the scalp.
Female Hair Loss
Women are less affected by androgenic alopecia, but there is still a consistent percentage of women who the same and are prone to acute hair loss but baldness in women is rather rare. And there might be some other medical condition for baldness in women than androgenic alopecia.
Women normally have a very dormant level of male hormone, which if increases over a certain period of time, has the potential to cause some degrees of hair thinning. As hair loss of women keep to the same region of the front and the back of the scalp, women tend to have rather a diffusive hair loss with hair slits broadening and a minor exposure of the crown or from all over the scalp rather than follow a pattern. There is the thinness in the overall density which makes a hair transplant surgery such a pain for the surgeons to choose the accurate permanent donor zone. Female hair loss is still roughly captured in a Ludwig Scale under 3 stages, which signify the density of hair and no typical pattern as such.
Non Androgenic Hair Loss:
As androgenic alopecia the most common and obvious cause of hair loss and baldness,there are but other symptoms which can cause premature hair loss and may or may not be treated with a hair transplant surgery.
Trichotillomania – Is a very common condition with afro-texture hair wherein tight cornrows and rigorous pulling of the hair actually leads to premature hair loss. Hair Transplant can aid to it, as the hair follicles usually permanent donors.
Alopecia areata – is an autoimmune disorder, usually genetically transmitted where patches of hair loss from sudden areas of the scalp. This may or may not be treated with a hair restoration, depending on the donor quality.
Triangular alopecia – is a syndrome often seen in children where a variying amount or section of hair is patched off the scalp. The reason behind this is unknown, and surgery might not be applied on children. As the child grows up it can be covered as accordingly.
Loose-anagen syndrome – Loose hair follicles mainly in fair-hair children. Rare condition. Treatment is subject to individual cases.